Skip to comments.Mosque says to avoid Western holidays
Posted on 10/03/2007 6:24:04 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
TORONTO - A Toronto mosque is telling Muslims not to say "Happy Thanksgiving" or invite friends into their homes for turkey dinner on the holiday weekend.
The Khalid Bin Al-Walid Mosque says to "avoid participating" in dinners, parties or greetings on Thanksgiving because it is a kuffaar, or non-Muslim, celebration.
A two-part article on the mosque Web site says Muslims should also "stay completely away" from "Halloween trick-and treat nonsense," Christmas, New Year's, anniversaries, birthdays and Earth Day.
"How can we bring ourselves to congratulate or wish people well for their disobedience to Allah? Thus expressions such as:Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, etc, are completely out," it says.
In 2003, the Khalid mosque, which mainly serves the Toronto Somali-Canadian community, apologized for a newsletter that compared wishing someone a Merry Christmas to congratulating a murderer.
At the time, a junior employee was blamed for the slight, but the mosque's Web site has since posted similar edicts covering not only Christmas but also virtually every other Western celebration.
Muslims who participate in the holidays are termed ignorant and hypocritical.
While not all are religious holidays, the Internet site says Muslims are required to be different from non-Muslims "in matters which are representative of them or are characteristic of their identity."
Also banned, it says, are: watching sports or soap operas, walking dogs, family photos, wedding bands, Western hats, mingling and shaking hands with the opposite sex.
"Allah and his messenger have warned us against following or imitating non-Muslims in things which are characteristic of their religion or beliefs. This is more emphasized in the case of their eids [festivals] or occasions, which always hold some religious or ideological non-Islamic meanings, and on which the kuffaar indulge in many evil practices."
The Web site also has a question-and-answer section, which advises that Muslims can join political parties only if they are "able to exert some influence on the direction of the party so that it will take an Islamic direction."
Elsewhere in the Q&A section, it says that, "with strong determination and patience, the world will God-willing be under the Muslims' control."
The mosque is run by a federally registered charity. Rival factions within the Somali Muslim community are fighting in court for control of the charity. The mosque president could not be reached yesterday.
How do we get them to avoid western COUNTRIES, too?
It is an incompatible lifestyle with the entirety of Western Civilization. We should not surrender our long standing non-violent traditions because the invaders want us to submit to their ways.
It was just admitted that Allah hates children and the family unit.
Ah, the religion of hate marches on. Maybe we should all mail the Mosque a bag of pork rinds. As a sign of shared tolerance of course.
So much for the separation of mosque and state. Speaking of which a foreign government funds the construction of mosques to the tune of millions PER structure.
We know that because they've become "Blue Noses", an old American and Canadian "traditional form of a$$ho1e" that Mohammad wouldn't have recognized if he'd been hit in the head with a snowball!
Mohammed loves children so much he married one.
Piss on them.
(Of course, a some Christians get bent out of shape about Halloween too, and a few even badmouth December Christmas celebrations).
Well, at least they got one right. I don’t think western countries should celebrate “Earth Day” either...
I’m sure they’d love to hear from us.
I can’t take these freaks seriously anymore. Islam’s just a clown car with guns.
Post of the day! LOLx3
didn’t know Thanksgiving was canadian holiday
It is but it’s celebrated earlier. This coming Monday to be exact.
unintended consequences of oil $$$
Yep, but we do it sooner (second Monday in October) because our football season ends earlier than yours ;-)
I’ve just read, can’t remember where, that some schools are canceling Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday observance because such holidays offend the Muslim students. Unfortunately, it looks as though its ‘piss on us’.
Wow. Christmas and other Christian holidays and traditions are disobedience to allah. Well, with liberals such holidays and traditions are, in a lot of places here, disobedience to the state. We can’t speak freely about allah as it will be considered “hate” speech.
Their goals appear similar, only their deity differs.
Elsewhere in the Q&A section, it says that, “with strong determination and patience, the world will God-willing be under the Muslims’ control.”
Oh p!ss on them . Zero tolerance to Muslims. If they don’t like our customs, tradtions, food & dogs etc let them stay in their own countries. So they think the world will be under Muslim control do they? We need to stop this madness now. I think they plan on just taking our kindess towards them & trying to turn it into our weakness. We seem to cater to their customs & wishes far more then we should be. Adapt Muslims or leave. Dog walking...I am shaking my head again. Do they even own dogs? I thought they hated them...
Why do the Canadians celebrate a U.S. holiday?
Yeah, avoid those western holidays. The faithful might be contaminated by actually having a good time.
Ok, some of these I understand.
Halloween is not one of their holidays, in fact it was a religious holy day along with Nov. 1st.
Christmas, again not a holy day for them per se, even though it celebrates Christ's birth,
New Year's, again other religions etc. have their own calenders and celebrations too.
General anniversaries and birthdays? That is a bit much.
The best one though is for the liberals,
and Earth Day
Now that one should set off some bells and whistles for the libs!
oh, and peace be unto your goat.
It seems like our government, schools and a lot of Americans just fall in line and obey whatever this backward religion demands of us?
do we need to send them a calender?
No, we need to send them back from wence the come!
They are here to enjoy our liberties, our freedoms, our economy and chance to make a good living, our ample water supplies, ample food supplies, and our boobie bars.
doesnt bother me any...I ignore their holidays
To subjugate the infidels and enlarge the Caliphate.
Ramadan added to school’s holidays
chicagotribune ^ | 10/03/07 | Jo Napolitano
Posted on 10/03/2007 11:03:06 AM EDT by TornadoAlley3
Dozens turn out in Oak Lawn to hear debate over religion: Dozens of parents said at an Oak Lawn school board meeting Tuesday night that while they’re happy to have a student body of varying religions, they want to keep celebrating what they say are traditional American holidays and customs. That doesn’t mean they aren’t open to observing other religions’ holidays, the parents told the Ridgeland School District 122 board, which was looking at its policies concerning religious teachings and observances. At issue is whether Christian holidays, such as Christmas, should be celebrated now that Muslim children make up about 30 percent of district pupils. After meeting for 2 1/2 hours in a closed session, board members decided to keep the district’s Christmas and Halloween parties and add a Ramadan celebration.
Now look at what you asked again.
They have told you hundreds of times what their intentions are - have you been listening?
The link you posted says they do at the end of harvest just sooner so how can you say they don’t celebrate thanksgiving?
I’m watching and listening.
Just any old thing to avoid assimilation. These guys are Muslim separatists.
Amazing how the left (aclu, dems, media) and these bastards are cozy-simpattico. They both are actively working to eliminate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and anything related to Christianity.
Looks like this year I double my spending for holiday things!
Nuts to the head-chopping, pig-hating bastards!
I joined FR over 6 years ago thinking I could make a change - I thought I could speak out and possibly forewarn my fellow countrymen about the dangers posed by Islamic totalitarianism. I thought with 20 years under my belt that I knew what the hell I was talking about - but in the end I've failed. Now days I feel like I'm simply pissing in the wind.
You misunderstood me. They don’t celebrate the same Thanksgiving Day as we do in the US. Thanksgiving...yes, but not OUR US Thanksgiving Day. Similiar but not quite the same. Sorry if I confused you.
Hang in there...
No I understood you alright my point was the only difference is we celebrate it on a different day yet the reason is the same basically.
After their first harvest, the colonists of the Plymouth Plantation held a celebration of food and feasting in the fall of 1621. Indian chiefs Massassoit, Squanto and Samoset joined in the celebration with ninety of their men in the three-day event.