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Plano, TX: "Officials lay bricks in symbolic start for Muslim center"
Dallas Morning News ^ | June 14, 2005 | LINDA STEWART BALL

Posted on 06/21/2005 9:19:24 AM PDT by I_Publius

PLANO – The Ismaili Muslim community announced Tuesday that it is building a $6.5 million worship and community center in Plano, where it has found a warm welcome.

Gov. Rick Perry flew in to lay the first ceremonial brick for the center's foundation. It was a symbolic gesture since the site for the new center will be a few miles northeast of the Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, where the foundation ceremony was held.

The governor, who is friends with the Ismaili Muslims' spiritual leader, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, said he was honored to participate.

"Our culture is enriched and our society strengthened by a diverse mixture of traditions, heritages and faiths," Mr. Perry said. "While differences may exist on the surface, there is a common hope for the future that dwells in the heart of every Texan."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: amnesty; dhimmi; governorperry; islam; muslims; pc; perry; perry2012; plano; suckup; texas; trop
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Interesting how I haven't heard about Gov. Perry coming to Plano for this grand occasion. It's so nice that we can be so accomodating of this grand, non-violent, pro-American religion, especially in MY backyard. /sarchasm
1 posted on 06/21/2005 9:20:12 AM PDT by I_Publius
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Sheesh.....and I had always thought Plano had its head on straight. Guess I was wrong.


2 posted on 06/21/2005 9:22:01 AM PDT by Bombardier (Islam isn't a religion, it's a sickness.)
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Do those officials do similar brick-laying ceremonies for new churches and synagogues? Just curious....


3 posted on 06/21/2005 9:22:40 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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This is the same town the link to terrorism funding amoung Islamists was out of. Nice. Thanks Perry, for taking time to spread the PC bull$hit.


4 posted on 06/21/2005 9:23:16 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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Of all the sects who are a problem, I suspect the Ismaili Muslim followers of the Aga Khan are at the bottom of the list.
5 posted on 06/21/2005 9:23:55 AM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (I'm a Conservative but will not support evil just because it's "the law.")
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His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

His Highness should come down from his high horse long enough to realize this is America and not some third world country trapped in A.D. 700.

6 posted on 06/21/2005 9:25:09 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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Plano, TX: "Officials lay bricks in symbolic start for Muslim center"

"Bricks" should be replaced with "goats".

7 posted on 06/21/2005 9:25:18 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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PLANO is now OFF the list for retirement sites.
8 posted on 06/21/2005 9:25:56 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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Hope no one flies a Plano into ito.


9 posted on 06/21/2005 9:26:54 AM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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At least they're Ismailis. Ismailis generally have a law-abiding, enteprenuerial bent, not unlike Jews and Sikhs in some respects. Wahabis consider them to be apostates.


10 posted on 06/21/2005 9:28:01 AM PDT by coydog (My bathroom djinn can beat up your bathroom djinn!)
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LOL!


11 posted on 06/21/2005 9:28:42 AM PDT by rabidralph
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"Our culture is enriched and our society strengthened by a diverse mixture of traditions, heritages and faiths,"

Blech.
12 posted on 06/21/2005 9:29:44 AM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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This place had better be bugged more heavily than the US embassy in the old USSR.
13 posted on 06/21/2005 9:30:38 AM PDT by Freebird Forever (Imagine if islam controlled the internet.)
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"Ismailis generally have a law-abiding, enteprenuerial bent, not unlike Jews and Sikhs in some respects."

I got that same impression, just from brief website search on them.

They appear to be "mostly harmless" (to quote the Hitchhicker's guide), from what I gather. Kind of the Presbetyrians of Muslims.


14 posted on 06/21/2005 9:31:03 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan
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Just about the time I place him ahead of KBH he pulls another "boner". How much of my tax dollars in jet fuel were wasted on this trip.

Did he bring a ham sandwich for lunch?


15 posted on 06/21/2005 9:31:39 AM PDT by One Proud Dad
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Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

16 posted on 06/21/2005 9:32:50 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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What a bunch of crap.


17 posted on 06/21/2005 9:32:58 AM PDT by No Blue States
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Bricks of what? C-4?


18 posted on 06/21/2005 9:34:44 AM PDT by thoughtomator (The U.S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government)
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Gov. Perry then handed them the actual rope they will use to hang him with. These hate centers need to be shut down, not built up and spread out.


19 posted on 06/21/2005 9:36:53 AM PDT by Ron in Acreage (It's the borders stupid! (ours, not theirs!))
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Paid for by the funds solicited from the same people that it is designed to destroy.


20 posted on 06/21/2005 9:38:16 AM PDT by JarheadFromFlorida
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