Analysis then videos.
First and foremost from the Washington Post:
"'We wanted to bring people out to show you don't need to fear America,' said Imam Ali Jaaber of Dar-ul-Islam mosque in Elizabeth N.J., the service's main organizer."Or more accurately: We wanted to bring people out to show Muslims don't fear America.
In the same article they feature the standard Muslims as victims quote: "Stop being so scared!" thundered Imam Abdul Malik of New York. "You ain't done nothing wrong. Just do the work of Allah, and believe." and the WP described it as a "pep rally for the beleaguered U.S. Muslim community."
Beleagured by who? what? when? how? and why? Good journalism, ney activism, ney propoganda there Jacqui Salmon
What's a good way to describe the opposition? Criticism, discourse, self-defense,...how about Crusaders attacking innocent Muslims:
The organizers of a Muslim day of prayer scheduled to take place Friday in front of the U.S. Capitol have come under attack from some conservative Christians.
Further, how about the WP feature Hassen Abdellah, defender of the Umma, would have you believe Muslims have never done anything and issues a challenge:
"I don't understand. This is a simple event. All we want to do is pray," he said. "In America, name one event where Christians tried to pray and Muslims disrupted it."
I'll garuntee there were a substantial number of Christians, Jews, and other faiths who had their prayers disrupted on 9-11.
Let's here it for common sense:
In a statement, the Rev. Canon Julian Dobbs, leader of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America's Church and Islam Project, warned that the service is "part of a well-defined strategy to Islamize American society and replace the Bible with the Koran, the cross with the Islamic crescent and the church bells with the Athan [the Muslim call to prayer]."
Christian evangelist Lou Engle said the Friday event "is much more than a nice little Muslim gathering. It's an invocation of spiritual powers of an ideology" that "doesn't have the same set of values that our nation has had."
Below, D.L Adams of Stop the Islamization of America gets in more clear thinking. It would have been nice if Channel 7 had been there for the whole SIOA event instead of showing up at the last minute, but any press is good press.
Additionally, accordingly a reporter who overuses the dictionary and under-utilizes research, John Cosgrove "brandished a book called The Quranic Concept of War to demonstrate the supposedly aggressive and confrontational nature of ancient and modern Islam."
Could Mr. Cosgrove have "shown" "displayed" or "held" a book? No, clearly, no, he brandished it. And all the victorious battles that the Sunnah and Hadiths describe, and the jihadi warporn videos? Are those aggressive or confrontational? Clearly not to James Rosen of FoxNews.com.
Rosen then goes on to put a great quote in from Mr. Cosgrove, except he omitted that Mr. Cosgrove directly challenges Congressman Keith Ellison by name. Additionally, the quote was probably seleted for no other reason then considered to be fanatical.
Noting the arguments of some that Thomas Jefferson possessed a copy of the Koran, Cosgrove conceded this was true and added: "He had it so that he could know his enemy, so he could confront them, know them, kill them, and vanquish the Islamic pirates, the scourge of the seas and spreading tyranny abroad. After reading the Koran, founding the Marines and expanding the Navy to go kill them, I think he laid the Koran down thinking perhaps he was done. Sadly, it was not the case."
Finally, if Mr. Rosen would rewind the video that FoxNews shot, he would see in fact that this is wrong: "John Cosgrove, who identified himself as a counterterrorism consultant..."
Mr. Cosgrove was neither introduced, nor introduced himself as such. Mr. Cosgrove introduced himself as the American Constitution and Capitalism Defense Front Virgina President. But hey, why let facts get in the way of opinionated news?
And now some videorama:
|For Muslims a day of prayer on the west lawn of the US Capitol|
Christian Broadcasting Network video and story here.