I am a Muslim, a Christian, a Jew and a Buddhist too. If you don't like it, then this place is not for you, but as long as you don't force your beliefs on anyone, you're welcome to join in, it doesn't matter if you're a liberal, a republican or just simply you.
Apparently Obama is not considered a people's president by the British royals, why else wouldn't they invite him to the "people's wedding"?
You think BP Oil has anything to do with this?
Hah I wonder if they'll get an invite.
I wouldn't be surprised.
After all, it was the British "people" who complained the most about experiencing hardship due to the BP oil disaster, while lashing out at the Obama administration especially for how BP was treated and prolonging the crisis.
President Obama and his wife Michelle will not be invited to Prince William's wedding next year.
Because Prince William is not yet heir to the throne, his wedding to Kate Middleton is not classed as a ‘state occasion’ – and the couple feel under no pressure to fill the 2,000-strong guest list with heads of state, the Mail understands.
They are more eager to ask ordinary citizens and charity workers than foreign dignitaries and VIPs to what will be the first royal ‘people’s wedding’, courtiers suggested.
A handful of heads of state are likely to be invited in line with previous royal weddings, possibly including France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni.
With the country up in arms over new TSA screening measures at airports, some American Muslims are making the case for limited security profiling.
“As an American Muslim, I’ve come to recognize, sadly, that there is one common denominator defining those who’ve got their eyes trained on U.S. targets: MANY of them are Muslim,” Asra Q. Nomani wrote this week in The Daily Beast, explaining why she would be comfortable with profiling as a security measure.
Though seemingly counter-intuitive, other Muslim leaders contend that many in their community hold the same view.
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, told The Daily Caller that most American Muslims would be amenable to some form of limited profiling.
“I think ultimately we as a community need to understand, it is one thing to be profiled and questioned — I’d be proud of that,” Jasser said. “Hopefully that doesn’t become a slippery slope where we have our rights infringed for no reason and I think those are two different things. Good police work and good investigation is very different from changing our innocent until proven guilty system.”
Jasser did not hesitate to add that profiling alone will not thwart the smart terrorists who are able to obscure their identity and intentions.
“Remember we are dealing with an ideology, not anything that you can profile so if they are smart they will manifest alternative ideologies and conceal those things,” he said.
Hah you tell em Whoopi! Someone ought to set this dodo straight, so it might as well be you.
Truth is, we have a Bill O'Reilly problem in the world! Unfortunately there's seems to be a pandemic of ignorance like his going on around the world and the worst part about it is, it's intentional and by design. Can't get any worse than that.
To be honest, O'Reilly used to sound somewhat intelligent at one time....a long long time ago. Then he morphed into this arrogant, annoying, uncivilized talking head, who clearly enjoys his gift of blab as a professional bigot/agitator, with little or no substance at all.
It is unfair and a grave injustice to Muslims all over the world to attribute terror attacks committed in conflict zones due to political upheaval, such as Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and various other areas around the world as Islamic Terror, not to mention the fact that in those conflict zones, the overwhelming majority of the victims are Muslims themselves.
When terror attacks in the name of Islam are committed elsewhere in the world, then by all means yes, classify them as Islamic terror. But even then, when you look at the facts from various sources, Islamic terror hardly stacks up against various other extremist terror groups, which are often homegrown nonetheless.
Leave it to the media to shift blame. When a Muslim commits a crime they never fail to mention his religion and/or ethinc origin on the front page news. When others commit a crime, oh well, it's just another statistic, no ethnic or religious sterotyping, plus they'll be lucky to make the news, let alone the front page.
If we really want to solve the problem, let's concentrate on the bad guys and stop alienation of all Muslims based on the actions of the few.
Alright, now let's take a look at a sampling of how Islamic Terror stacks up against the rest here in the USA and in Europe. Click on the links for specifics.
(CNN) -- The terrorist threat posed by radicalized Muslim- Americans has been exaggerated, according to a study released Wednesday by researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
When even Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thinks it's hilarious, nobody in their right mind should accept this invasive procedure of a pat-down by the TSA! Makes Homeland security look like a joke, and everyone is laughing about it.....besides being annoyed. Pretty weird huh?
I guess better late than never and I'm glad to hear that Prince Alwaleed's objections against Park51 are based purely on logic, common sense and human decency.
WTG Highness! ^5 :)
I for one lost a long time American friend (over this very issue), because he kept on insisting that I denounce Islam/Muslims entirely as ""pure evil" for seeking to inflict even more pain on the American psyche by wanting to build this so-called "Gound Zero Mosque".
In his first public comments on the issue, he said: “I heard and saw a lot of news about me being associated with it and this is all wrong. We did not finance this thing.
“I say that I am against putting the mosque in that particular place. And I’ll tell you why. For two reasons: first of all, those people behind the mosque have to respect, have to appreciate and have to defer to the people of New York, and not try to agitate the wound by saying 'we need to put the mosque next to the 9/11 site'.
"The wound is still there. Just because the wound is healing you can’t say 'let’s just go back to where we were pre-9/11'," he said. “I am against putting the mosque there out of respect for those people who have been wounded over there.”
Prince Alwaleed added: “More importantly, the mosque is not in the best location, the mosque has to be in a dignified location. It can’t be next to a bar or a strip club, or in a neighbourhood that is not really refined and good. The impression I have is that this mosque is just being inserted and squeezed over there. So I am personally against putting the mosque over there…"
"I believe that Christians have the right to build churches where they want and Jews have the right to put synagogues where they want and Muslims have the right to put a mosque where they want. But you have to take care and respect the dignity of those New Yorkers who have been hit badly. Ten years ago is nothing when you talk about history.”
Voters' anxiety level continues to build in anticipation of the November 2nd
judgement day, yet true leadership with clear vision remains to be seen, as the nation seems to be even more divided now.
Nevertheless I suspect conservatives will come out ahead, simply because they
are the ones who are more determined and more passionate about change this time