Is it still okay to feed them to the lions?
How many Muslims have been baselessly attacked by "Christians"? Same thing. Some bad people get violent and hate-crimey over religion.
WOW that didn't take long for people to start with the excuses. I would have hoped people could have at least watched the video before they excused the acts of violence.
Religion turns people into assholes. That's what I get from this.
Admittedly, I don't know much about Muslim Arab Festival...but why were the Christians there? What were they saying to the Muslims via the megaphone?
Quoting lizmarie1975:Admittedly, I don't know much about Muslim Arab Festival...but why were the Christians there? What were they saying to the Muslims via the megaphone?
Flaring tensions led to violence and an arrest in Michigan this
weekend as members of Christian missionary groups turned up to protest
at the largest public gathering of Arab-Americans in the U.S.
Christian protesters traveled across the country to Dearborn, Mich.,
where they taunted attendees and even held a severed pig’s head for
three days at the annual Arab International Festival. The protests
turned violent Sunday, and by the end of the day as many as 10 people
facing disorderly conduct or assault charges, according to ABC News Detroit affiliate WXYZ.
“You’re going to burn in hell,” a missionary reportedly yelled at a
group of Arab-American boys, while other protesters held anti-Muslim
signs that made bigoted remarks about Islam and its prophet Mohammed,
including “Islam is a religion of blood and murder” and “Muhammad
(Islam’s prophet) is a … liar, false prophet, murderer, child molesting
Young festival attendees later threw soda cans at the protesters and yelled, “Allah-U-Akbar” [God is the greatest], the Detroit Free Press reported.
Violence eventually broke out between festival goers and protesters,
prompting Dearborn police to arrest a protest they claim incited the
violence. Some protesters say that they were attacked first.
“And they [police] arrest one of our guys. I don’t know if they know
what they’re doing,” protest organizer Ruben Israel said. “When we go
back and report what happened, next year there could be a hundred of us
Kaseeem Allie with the Islamic Center of America said he thinks it’s
unfortunate that a festival designed to bring people together saw such
“I think that our community has done a good job in not reacting in
the way that they wanted, outside of a few minor incidents,” Allie told
WXYZ. “This festival is designed for people to have fun, to celebrate
and enjoy their background and cultures. And for someone to come in and
make something negative out of it is very unfortunate.”
Dearborn has the highest concentration of Arab-Americans in the
country, compromising nearly 42 percent of the city’s population,
according to the 2010 census. This has made the city a flashpoint for
conflict amongst Christian grounds and Arab-Americans.
"The right to be heard does not include the right to be taken seriously."
Quoting CDMelty:How many Muslims have been baselessly attacked by "Christians"? Same thing. Some bad people get violent and hate-crimey over religion.
Ok, so when that happens post it and we will discuss it.
Quoting jewjewbee:Quoting lizmarie1975:Admittedly, I don't know much about Muslim Arab Festival...but why were the Christians there? What were they saying to the Muslims via the megaphone?
I don't think it matters, does it?
I think it does matter. If the Christians were inciting violence then they were wrong also.
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