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Police gaffe makes Muslims pray in wrong direction
Reuters ^ | April 13, 2007

Posted on 04/14/2007 8:34:16 AM PDT by EveningStar

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch police station trying to help Muslim detainees face Mecca for their prayers painted arrows in cells pointing in the wrong direction...

(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amsterdam; asstowardmecca; compass; dhimmis; dhimmitude; hatewhenthathappens; holland; islam; mecca; mistakemyass; muhammadsminions; muslims; netherlands; ohmysideshurt; thehague; thenetherlands; toobad; whine; whoops; wrongwayreligion
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1 posted on 04/14/2007 8:34:18 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Howlin; onyx; Clemenza; Petronski; GummyIII; SevenofNine; veronica; Xenalyte; CheneyChick; ...

Misc ping
Tard ping


2 posted on 04/14/2007 8:35:38 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

There was a problem with mosques in the US where the great circle says aim NE, but popular opinion said SE. Popular opinion wins almost every time.


3 posted on 04/14/2007 8:36:23 AM PDT by RightWhale (3 May '07 3:14 PM)
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To: EveningStar
This calls for major media coverage and major reparations. (/sarc)
4 posted on 04/14/2007 8:36:25 AM PDT by beckaz (Deport, deport, deport.)
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To: EveningStar

The true direction of their prayers is down.


5 posted on 04/14/2007 8:36:50 AM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: EveningStar

Bowing to the west...well, it’s a good thought anyway.

I wonder if there will be “peaceful demonstrations?”


6 posted on 04/14/2007 8:38:08 AM PDT by KJC1 (Right when you think you're really good is when you need to pay the most attention)
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To: EveningStar

LMAO! What a pity the earth hasn’t opened up and swallowed every last damn one of them!


7 posted on 04/14/2007 8:38:38 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: EveningStar

How could the Dutch police be so uninformed? I’ll bet they don’t even know the color of the prophet’s eyes.


8 posted on 04/14/2007 8:38:43 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (forbidden fruit creates many jams.)
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To: EveningStar

Does this mean the worshipers won’t get their 72 virgins and a fatwa will be issued for the Dutch police?


9 posted on 04/14/2007 8:39:32 AM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: EveningStar

Death to the Infidels!!!!


10 posted on 04/14/2007 8:40:07 AM PDT by magoo70804
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To: EveningStar

I don’t give a s-— about the Muslims. Seriously, can you imagine any other group making these kinds of ridiculous demands of public institutions? I say kick ‘em all out. They’re a tiny country anyway; allowing all these crazies in is just asking for trouble.


11 posted on 04/14/2007 8:40:08 AM PDT by billybudd
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To: EveningStar

Hey, EveningStar!


12 posted on 04/14/2007 8:40:20 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: EveningStar

Even if you point west you still end up facing Mecca or whatever holy sand dune they pray towards, it’s just the long way around.


13 posted on 04/14/2007 8:40:35 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Forty on the highway, forty in the driveway.)
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To: EveningStar
I’m sorry - but am I the only one that finds this to be hilarious?
14 posted on 04/14/2007 8:40:44 AM PDT by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: EveningStar

I can’t even aim my satellite dish with any accuracy.


15 posted on 04/14/2007 8:40:49 AM PDT by budwiesest (We need a 'divider' this time around. No more 'uniting'.)
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To: EveningStar

good police work.


16 posted on 04/14/2007 8:41:58 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: billybudd

This happened in Holland.


17 posted on 04/14/2007 8:42:25 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: pax_et_bonum

Hey, pax! :)


18 posted on 04/14/2007 8:43:08 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: 4yearlurker
How could the Dutch police be so uninformed? I’ll bet they don’t even know the color of the prophet’s eyes.

You mean... you know the color of The Prophet's (Piss be upon him) eyes?

Infidel!! Off with your head! ;-)

19 posted on 04/14/2007 8:43:16 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: 4yearlurker
Think of it this way, you have a bunch of Moslems who have left it up to Christians to select the direction of prayer.

Next they'll be eating ham sandwiches and liking them.

20 posted on 04/14/2007 8:44:25 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: TheBattman
I’m sorry - but am I the only one that finds this to be hilarious?

No. :)

21 posted on 04/14/2007 8:44:42 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: RightWhale

There are PDA programs, etc., to help with this. I wonder if they account for “Popular Opinion Declination” when they calculate the great circle direction!


22 posted on 04/14/2007 8:45:11 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: EveningStar

LOL! Sure they did. wink, wink


23 posted on 04/14/2007 8:45:33 AM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: EveningStar

” painted arrows in cells pointing in the wrong direction...”

Good one, someone over there has a sense of humor.

Just wait until they find out that the police supplied prayer rugs have strips of pigskin woven in.


24 posted on 04/14/2007 8:46:26 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Have the arrows point toward Jerusalem. Or Rome.


25 posted on 04/14/2007 8:50:31 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: EveningStar

Just tragic. Provide panties for headdress as compensation.


26 posted on 04/14/2007 8:50:44 AM PDT by petertare (--)
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To: saganite

;)


27 posted on 04/14/2007 8:50:50 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Here’s something to ponder- Does a muzzie who is doing his daily prayers to the moon god from a point just east of Mecca, say, 50 feet and within sight of it, still face East and away from the obelisk, or face West and directly towards it? Just askin’...


28 posted on 04/14/2007 8:50:58 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Islam is the non-dissolving flavah bomb in the melting pot of civilization.)
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To: Gondring

They might well be up to date now on GPS and everything like Google-earth since they are thoroughly contaminated with Westernism here in the USA whether they know it or not. Something had to be worked out at NASA for the ISS too, although I don’t know what the imams decided.


29 posted on 04/14/2007 8:51:02 AM PDT by RightWhale (3 May '07 3:14 PM)
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To: EveningStar
arrows in cells pointing in the wrong direction



I vote for "Down'.
30 posted on 04/14/2007 8:51:06 AM PDT by wentali
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To: EveningStar
Oh, no!

They should have painted the arrows in the direction of the sewer system.

31 posted on 04/14/2007 8:51:57 AM PDT by mborman (Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: EveningStar

Just tragic. Provide panties for headdress as compensation.


32 posted on 04/14/2007 8:52:21 AM PDT by petertare (--)
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To: Alouette; SJackson; PJ-Comix; martin_fierro

ping


33 posted on 04/14/2007 8:52:49 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
You mean, allah, the great all knowing reward giving bugger didn't intervene and magically fix those arrows/

Huh guess he's not so all powerful then.

34 posted on 04/14/2007 8:53:29 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: EveningStar
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35 posted on 04/14/2007 8:54:32 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: beckaz

Clearly, this was no mistake. It’s racism. I understand the Revs. Al and Jesse will be demanding reparations.


36 posted on 04/14/2007 8:57:46 AM PDT by kjo
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To: RightWhale
Something had to be worked out at NASA for the ISS too, although I don’t know what the imams decided.

DOWN (i.e., toward earth) seems appropriate. Was there any question?

37 posted on 04/14/2007 8:59:24 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: TADSLOS
Here’s something to ponder- Does a muzzie who is doing his daily prayers to the moon god from a point just east of Mecca, say, 50 feet and within sight of it, still face East and away from the obelisk, or face West and directly towards it? Just askin’..

It depends on how tight his bomb belt is fastened.

38 posted on 04/14/2007 8:59:31 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: EveningStar

Praying in the wrong direction - That’s so gay!


39 posted on 04/14/2007 9:01:24 AM PDT by Darth Hillary
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To: EveningStar

Are they sure it was a misake?


40 posted on 04/14/2007 9:02:05 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: EveningStar

Well? They’re still facing Mecca...just the other way around.


41 posted on 04/14/2007 9:02:28 AM PDT by RichInOC ("Stampeding hogs." "That's not much of a crime." "Through the Grand Mosque?" "Kinky. Sign here.")
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To: EveningStar

Hey, Mac, which way to Mecca?


42 posted on 04/14/2007 9:06:13 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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To: InvisibleChurch

That is true if one assumes the earth is round. Of course the importance of Muslims having to pray in the correct direction (toward Mecca) wasprobably instituted by mullahs who thought the world was flat and there was only one option for direction.


43 posted on 04/14/2007 9:07:44 AM PDT by rod1 (uake)
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To: Non-Sequitur

I know! Give that cop a medal! :)


44 posted on 04/14/2007 9:09:29 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: jazusamo
“a fatwa will be issued for the Dutch police?”

You think there is actually a group that they haven’t issued one of their Fat-Wahs against? I doubt it. Who keeps track of those things anyway? Is there a Fat-Wah board that dates and numbers them, perhaps stamps them accomplished at some point?

45 posted on 04/14/2007 9:13:42 AM PDT by pepperdog (This world has gone crazy!)
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To: EveningStar

Once we destroy Mecca and ban Islam, the issue will be moot.


46 posted on 04/14/2007 9:15:57 AM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est.)
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To: Gondring

Yes, there was a question. Without knowing how they figured it out, I would assume the direction would be forward in the direction of the orbit although it isn’t a major issue in reality. The time of the prayer has apparently been resolved with a PDA program.


47 posted on 04/14/2007 9:17:54 AM PDT by RightWhale (3 May '07 3:14 PM)
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To: KJC1

“Bowing to the west...”

Hmmmmm.....if they were bowing to the west, what exactly might they have been pointing at Mecca?


48 posted on 04/14/2007 9:18:06 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: EveningStar
A Dutch police station trying to help...
The Segbroek police station in The Hague borrowed the idea

Things like this always happen when you allow the station, rather than those who work in it, to make decisions.

49 posted on 04/14/2007 9:19:49 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.)
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To: rod1

The quran actually teaches that the earth is flat and some “scholars” in Saudi still teach this. However since the earth is round you can face any direction and still draw a direct line to Mecca or any other place.


50 posted on 04/14/2007 9:20:15 AM PDT by Albertafriend
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