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Creating a safe space for young Muslims (MN...Where Else??)
StarTribune ^ | 8/31/09 | Allie Shah

Posted on 08/31/2009 4:15:40 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

A plan to create what could become the first recreation center in the country designed to comply with Muslim religious beliefs is gaining steam in the Twin Cities.

The proposal for a $48 million Muslim Youth and Recreation Center comes from Somali Youth Action of Minnesota, a new nonprofit organization working to reduce youth violence.

Early sketches of the project reveal separate swimming pools for men and women, separate exercise rooms, an indoor soccer field and a large multi-purpose room for weddings and other events.

The group hasn't purchased land for the proposed center and is just starting to form a fundraising committee.

"We're going to go after it ... and we're going to hope that the local community and donors and foundations respond," said Matthew Palombo, secretary of Somali Youth Action (SYA). "If they do, then it will move forward."

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: haven; muslimamericans; somalia; somalis
In the military, such places are known as Recruiting Centers.
1 posted on 08/31/2009 4:15:40 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

how much will this cost taxpayers?


2 posted on 08/31/2009 4:17:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: GeronL

More than I’ll be willing to cough up......


3 posted on 08/31/2009 4:18:33 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR...Monthly Donors Wanted...I Upped My Monthly. Now, Up Yours.)
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To: Cindy; Islaminaction

FYI


4 posted on 08/31/2009 4:19:21 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR...Monthly Donors Wanted...I Upped My Monthly. Now, Up Yours.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Idiot libtard ELCA lutherans are to blame for this............


5 posted on 08/31/2009 4:19:40 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Somali and “safe” are not words normally in a complete thought.


6 posted on 08/31/2009 4:21:08 PM PDT by healy61
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To: fishtank

Yep.....


7 posted on 08/31/2009 4:21:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR...Monthly Donors Wanted...I Upped My Monthly. Now, Up Yours.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
A plan to create what could become the first recreation center in the country designed to comply with Muslim religious beliefs is gaining steam in the Twin Cities.

How old do kids have to be in Minnesota to handle acid and explosives, will a simple parental waiver be sufficient?

8 posted on 08/31/2009 4:26:58 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
I want to join this gym, the somalis joined the YMCA...

Maybe Sen Frankin can help me on this issue, and Keith Ellinson.

9 posted on 08/31/2009 4:28:22 PM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

So next we will be creating a safe place for blacks ... Didn’t the Jim Crow Democrats used to call this segregation?

From who exactly are we trying to make the safe place safe from?


10 posted on 08/31/2009 4:28:28 PM PDT by Tarpon (The Joker's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

If one taxpayer dollar is spent on a “muslim-compliant” facility, there should be hell to pay.


11 posted on 08/31/2009 4:29:13 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: BarbM

Good luck with that.....

;-)


12 posted on 08/31/2009 4:47:51 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR...Monthly Donors Wanted...I Upped My Monthly. Now, Up Yours.)
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To: denydenydeny

Well, technically, it’s not a “Mosque”, so I am certain that there will be a movement to utilize tax funds, for the sake of the children....


13 posted on 08/31/2009 4:49:31 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR...Monthly Donors Wanted...I Upped My Monthly. Now, Up Yours.)
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To: GeronL
".... a new nonprofit organization working to reduce youth violence."

Hmmm, where do most anti-American nonprofits get there funding from? Even if comes from Soros types, they still get reimbursed out our pocketbooks and wallets. (Think two billion to Venezuela to drill for oil!)

IAC, it seems to me that the logical choice for such a "recreation" center would be Gitmo. I would fully support the billions of funding to expand it accordingly....

14 posted on 08/31/2009 4:51:19 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: GeronL
Deport the ones who are not citizens then deport the rest after revoking their citizenship. Every place these people show up there is trouble.

Get rid of them all.

15 posted on 08/31/2009 4:53:12 PM PDT by Czar (Life Member -- NRA)
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To: GeronL

>> how much will this cost taxpayers?

Better not be one thin dime.


16 posted on 08/31/2009 5:09:16 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Everything with them is we need our own this and that....
They are just creating their own parallel society in America just as Muslims are doing in the UK.

Muslim immigration was a huge mistake from the get go.


17 posted on 08/31/2009 5:11:47 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: Nervous Tick

The city will obviously give them tax free status, the city will fix the sidewalks and roads if their needed and other things.


18 posted on 08/31/2009 5:18:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: SuperLuminal

probably the same place all those Muslim schools and mosques are getting funds in the US: Saudi Arabia


19 posted on 08/31/2009 5:19:48 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

How about we create a safe space for them in a Christian church where they can learn a civilized religion!?

(wink)


20 posted on 08/31/2009 5:25:05 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Yeah....give ‘em back to the ELCA.....


21 posted on 08/31/2009 5:35:13 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR...Monthly Donors Wanted...I Upped My Monthly. Now, Up Yours.)
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