Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Is a mosque a holy place?
Islamic Society of Boston ^ | 041125 | Islamic Society of Boston

Posted on 11/26/2004 8:20:51 PM PST by XBob

http://www.isboston.org/v3.1/viewitem.asp?MenuID=72&DocID=209

Is a mosque a holy place? Q. Is a mosque a holy place?

A. A mosque is a place that is specifically dedicated as a place of prayer. However, there is nothing sacred about the building or the place itself. There is no equivalent of an altar in a mosque. A Muslim may pray on any clean surface. Muslims often pray in public places.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: holy; mosque; muslim
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-53 next last
This is a direct quote from Kerry's home town muslims.
1 posted on 11/26/2004 8:20:52 PM PST by XBob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: XBob

Answer?....NO!


2 posted on 11/26/2004 8:21:25 PM PST by Hotdog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #3 Removed by Moderator

To: XBob

"IS" a Mosque a holy place? Hmmmmmm...... I believe that would depend on what "IS" is......


4 posted on 11/26/2004 8:23:55 PM PST by Just Lori (Before you can win the peace, you have to win the WAR!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob
However, there is nothing sacred about the building or the place itself.

Then why are we so careful not to destroy them?

5 posted on 11/26/2004 8:24:36 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob


6 posted on 11/26/2004 8:25:02 PM PST by Diogenesis (El)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #7 Removed by Moderator

To: XBob

Drop a bunker buster bomb on it and I gaurantee you it will be a holy place.


8 posted on 11/26/2004 8:29:26 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob
Maybe I'm to soft on this but I feel that a mosque is the equivalent to any other church (assuming no one is shooting from it or supporting terrorists there). Many Islamic holy places have been diluted by extremists within their ranks. They, as a group have a lot of work to do to be welcomed into everyday society without suspicion. I think that when Moslems treat their mosques with the dignity and respect that we extend our churches / synagogues they should and probably will be considered similarly.
9 posted on 11/26/2004 8:32:06 PM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob
Only once it's been vaporized in a spectacular fashion.

For a hint, please see tagline.

10 posted on 11/26/2004 8:32:31 PM PST by MarineDad (Whenever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob
Is a mosque a holy place?

It takes real imagination to come up with penetrating questions such as this, especially when one takes account of the trail of carnage that follows Islam.

11 posted on 11/26/2004 8:32:59 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (Some say what's good for others, the others make the goods; it's the meddlers against the peddlers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Is Islam a peaceful religion? NO!


12 posted on 11/26/2004 8:34:41 PM PST by Robert Lomax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: XBob
According to the Geneva Conventions, holy places stop being holy places when weapons are stored there, when they are used by a fighting force as hideouts etc... (I will provide link if asked).

In short, a church is a church until its a weapons depot. Same with a mosque. If they go into it, we can bomb it. If they stay out of it, we *shouldn't*.

Of course it is war and mistakes are made.

13 posted on 11/26/2004 8:38:03 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Up is down, Black is white but I do *NOT* love Big Brother)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob
[A mosque is a place that is specifically dedicated as a place of prayer.]

This is not unlike the fact that anyone with an IQ exceeding that of a rabid animal can become a preacher (Imam), as long as the "congregation" accepts it. Thus this gutter "religion" gives the evil ones a wide birth. IMO, it is WE who should decide what is permissable by these heathens. For example, any Mosque that is used for support of terrorism should be obliterated. Just like any Imam who preaches sedition should be executed. Keep destroying their assest and keep killing the monsters in the "leadership" until the rest finally stand down. By the way, this has been necessary before. Islam is pure evil.

14 posted on 11/26/2004 8:40:29 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Time to let slip the dogs...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob; aculeus; general_re; BlueLancer; Poohbah; hellinahandcart; Constitution Day
Nice find.

We’ve all seen rankings, meant to be taken as official -- “The Flyspeqabad mosque, Islam's 3,279th holiest place” -- with no mention of ranking body.

15 posted on 11/26/2004 8:41:06 PM PST by dighton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Mosques will be respected as holy places when they are no longer used as bomb factories, arsenals and terrorist havens. Until then, the answer is NO.


16 posted on 11/26/2004 8:41:14 PM PST by eagle11 (I'd RATHER be watching FOX)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Personally, I wouldn't stop even when the "stand down" occurs.


17 posted on 11/26/2004 8:42:49 PM PST by MarineDad (Whenever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: XBob

If men are firing rounds, grenades, bazookas, mortars etc from a mosque, a church, a temple, or a school, it is no longer a place of prayer but a legitimate target for the Artillary.


18 posted on 11/26/2004 8:43:44 PM PST by theDentist (Proud Member of FreeRepublic 's "Pyjama-Hadeen")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob

I don't buy the whole "holy place" argument. If I was a commanding officer, and my men were being fired on from anywhere, I would order that place destroyed, and I don't care if it's the Pope's balcony in Vatican City.


19 posted on 11/26/2004 8:45:59 PM PST by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Damifino
Maybe I'm to soft on this but I feel that a mosque is the equivalent to any other church

If you want to see equivalence then you have to see reciprocity. Take it from me, Islam does not grant reciprocity. It has a singular, one-way view that Islam is the true religion. Hence, Muslims who convert out of Islam are killed. New churches are forbidden in Muslim dominated countries, even in a so-called moderate country such as Egypt.

The tight blood relation claimed by its principle clerics to Mohammad make the administering of Islam a very undemocratic institution. It is run by a clergy that is as abusive as the European Aristocracy was to the serfs in Medieval times as it is to the present day fools who blow themselves up.

20 posted on 11/26/2004 8:47:35 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (Some say what's good for others, the others make the goods; it's the meddlers against the peddlers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: XBob

No.


21 posted on 11/26/2004 8:48:49 PM PST by sport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo

Stupidity, my man,stupidity.


22 posted on 11/26/2004 8:50:29 PM PST by sport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: sport

If terrorists are using a Mosque to attack our troops, it should be a "holey" place...


23 posted on 11/26/2004 8:52:56 PM PST by Citizen James (Notorious G.O.P.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: XBob

It was but, they have been turned into ammo dumps by the terrorists. Therefore a new definition has evolved: AMMO DUMP!! With a lookout tower (Mineret)


24 posted on 11/26/2004 9:02:05 PM PST by 26lemoncharlie (Defending America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Damifino

Unlike Judeo-Christian Churches/Synagogues, there is no
consecration of a mosque. It is merely an ornamented building
where moslems may come to pray.

If a moslem decided to pray on a manhole cover, that doesn't
mean the manhole cover is holy.

And, as mentioned elsewhere, Islam has no one governing authority to keep the heretics and defilers of the Koran at
bay. It is a religion of ''personalities''...sort of like Hollywood.

The clerics with the biggest attendance have the most clout,
but little actual authority.



25 posted on 11/26/2004 9:15:39 PM PST by plangent
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: plangent

25 - "Unlike Judeo-Christian Churches/Synagogues, there is no consecration of a mosque. It is merely an ornamented building where moslems may come to pray. "

I helped build a small mosque in Saudi Arabia. There was no problem. Then after the 'dedication' or first 'service', I and other non-muslims were no longer allowed to enter.


26 posted on 11/26/2004 9:28:50 PM PST by XBob (Free-traitors steal our jobs for their profit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: XBob

"Mosque" is merely the first syllable of an annoying, blood sucking insect ...

Mosque-Eat-Toe !!!

.

27 posted on 11/26/2004 9:42:44 PM PST by GeekDejure ( LOL = Liberals Obey Lucifer !!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Robert Lomax

A mosque, if it were actually a house of worship, then it would be protected by our military. But is more like a "Mask" a place to hide behind to promote their agenda of hate and attacks on our people and the people of Iraq. So, No. they are nothing more than a place for the enemy to hide. I know, you already said that. Just in a few less words than what I did :)


28 posted on 11/26/2004 9:43:36 PM PST by CMOTB (. . . _ _ _ . . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Hotdog

Ditto!!!!!!!


29 posted on 11/26/2004 10:51:24 PM PST by SALChamps03
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Robert Lomax

Historically Christianity has also been quite belligerent. People hurt during the Crusades could say the same thing. I don't think we should lump all of Islam into one judgment.


30 posted on 11/26/2004 11:47:04 PM PST by indefatigablejoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: indefatigablejoe
I agree. If a Muslim has sworn that he opposes all violence and that he would work against islamonazis if he were in a position to...

and if he wore some authorized plaque around his neck signifying that he made these oaths...

then and only then should he not be suspect of terrorism and conspiracy to commit terrorism. imo

31 posted on 11/27/2004 12:30:10 AM PST by Taiwan Bocks (Thanks again Swifties.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: indefatigablejoe

Hello! Are we living in the Middle Ages? While the so-called Christian world isn't. It seems that the Islamic world is still caught in the Middle Ages. Have you heard of any Christians going around lopping off heads of people in the name of Christ lately? I haven't! But I see Islamo Fascists doing it and I haven't heard so much as a peep from the so-called Muslim leadership in this country denouncing it.

Now my history might be a little rusty here, but weren't the "crusades" basically a response to Islamic encroachment of Europe much like what is happening today?

And could you please enlighten us on at least one positive contribution Islam has given the world.


32 posted on 11/27/2004 12:35:22 AM PST by Robert Lomax (Allah isn't Akbar)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Damifino

Given the popularly practiced hate filled, murderous and warlike nature of the Koran, and join that to the Muslim community's knowledge and consent to manufacture and warehouse arms and explosives in Mosques, I would say "Yes" Mosques are Islam's most holy of holy places. [This is NOT sarcasm]


33 posted on 11/27/2004 1:02:00 AM PST by eakole
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: XBob

A mosque is as holy as a satanic temple consecrated to Lucifer.


34 posted on 11/27/2004 1:03:13 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob

That would depend on what the definition of "Holy" is. Satanists consider their sanctuaries as holy places in a sick way. But then to them light/darkness good/evil are reversed.


35 posted on 11/27/2004 1:12:15 AM PST by Havoc (Reagan was right and so was McKinley. Down with free trade.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob
If we're chasing Bin Laden and he runs into a Mosque, we won't stand down. I guarantee it.
36 posted on 11/27/2004 1:14:11 AM PST by Bullish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: indefatigablejoe

If the tree bears bad fruit, the tree must be chopped.


37 posted on 11/27/2004 1:27:01 AM PST by jonrick46
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: XBob
Two of the four orthodox caliphs --- those that "inherited" Islam from Muhammed --- were murdered in a mosque.

It's never been sacred to them in the sense that churches are sacred to Christians.

38 posted on 11/27/2004 3:21:45 PM PST by TopQuark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob
Depends on what the meaning of is is. And holy, while we're at it.
39 posted on 11/27/2004 3:23:39 PM PST by Tealc (Mail me if you want on or off my Jaffa, Kree! ping list)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob

Never was never will be


40 posted on 11/27/2004 3:25:25 PM PST by rang1995 (They will love us when we win)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob

The only good holy place is a muslii holy place. (bullet holes)


41 posted on 11/27/2004 3:34:31 PM PST by SealSeven
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob

NO---It is where the anti-Christ resides.


42 posted on 11/27/2004 3:41:32 PM PST by Isabelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob

No they aren't.


43 posted on 11/27/2004 3:44:46 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dighton
“The Flyspeqabad mosque, Islam's 3,279th holiest place” -- with no mention of ranking body.

I think the NCAA coaches vote on it.

44 posted on 11/27/2004 4:00:22 PM PST by TN4Liberty (American... conservative... southern.... It doesn't get any better than this.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: XBob

They are full of shi'ite, as usual.


45 posted on 11/27/2004 6:38:27 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob

"Is a mosque a holy place?"

A qualifies as a hole-y place where there is a hole in the head of every jihadi that walks through it's door.


46 posted on 11/27/2004 6:43:47 PM PST by ArmedNReady (Islam, the cancer on humanity.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ozzymandus

"I don't care if it's the Pope's balcony in Vatican City."

About the only thing you would get hit with from that balcony is a big wad of phlegm.


47 posted on 11/27/2004 6:46:19 PM PST by ArmedNReady (Islam, the cancer on humanity.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: XBob

Since there is a separation of Church and State, there should be a separation of Church and War.

A mosque is an enemy bunker if used for that purpose. We are crazy for not enforcing the separation of "Church and War".


48 posted on 11/27/2004 6:47:18 PM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (John Kerry--three fake Purple Hearts. George Bush--one real heart of gold.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: XBob

If you enter a mosque you should be respectful of those who are praying, etc. there, and you should leave your shoes by the door. They won't mind if you walk around and look at things if you don't disturb anyone.


49 posted on 11/27/2004 6:47:28 PM PST by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RightWhale

To: plangent
25 - "Unlike Judeo-Christian Churches/Synagogues, there is no consecration of a mosque. It is merely an ornamented building where moslems may come to pray. "

I helped build a small mosque in Saudi Arabia. There was no problem. Then after the 'dedication' or first 'service', I and other non-muslims were no longer allowed to enter.



26 posted on 11/26/2004 11:28:50 PM CST by XBob (Free-traitors steal our jobs for their profit.)


50 posted on 11/27/2004 7:30:48 PM PST by XBob (Free-traitors steal our jobs for their profit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-53 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson