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New York's [Mayor] Bloomberg: We Are All Muslims
CNN ^ | August 25th, 2010 | Stephen Prothero

Posted on 08/25/2010 1:51:54 PM PDT by dselig

Editor's Note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World," is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor.

By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN In a commentary on the shrill Republican silence in the face of the "Obama is a Muslim" nonsense, Slate’s John Dickerson wrote that "with so much traffic on the low road in American politics, you'd imagine a politician or two might take the high road simply to beat the congestion."

Well, New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to take the road less traveled. And he observed that “there are people of every faith–including, perhaps, some in this room–who are hoping that a compromise will end the debate.” “But it won’t,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at religion.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; aclumia; antichristian; bloomberg; cheeseeating; constitution; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; epicbarf; firstamendment; islamicimperialism; islammeanssubmit; mayorbloomberg; mosqueandstate; nationaldisgrace; rino; stuckonstupid; surrendermonkey; theocracy; unamerican
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1 posted on 08/25/2010 1:51:56 PM PDT by dselig
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To: dselig

I know you are, but what am I?..............


2 posted on 08/25/2010 1:52:38 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: dselig

He wishes we all were.


3 posted on 08/25/2010 1:52:50 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: dselig

OMG. What a dickhead


4 posted on 08/25/2010 1:52:58 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: dselig; Slings and Arrows

That’s the Saudis’ plan, anyway.


5 posted on 08/25/2010 1:53:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: dselig

“Bloomberg: We Are All Muslims”

Interesting - is that why I’m prohibited from visiting Mecca?


6 posted on 08/25/2010 1:54:08 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Red Badger

So I can bury my Ex-wife up to her head and pelt her with stones?

And not go to jail?

No Alimony?

This isn’t all bad....


7 posted on 08/25/2010 1:54:27 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: dselig

The ACLU is going to s**t the bed tonight.


8 posted on 08/25/2010 1:54:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: dselig

WTF is wrong with our supposed leaders?


9 posted on 08/25/2010 1:55:02 PM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: PA-RIVER

Polygamy and I can quit shaving.... Cool.


10 posted on 08/25/2010 1:55:33 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Defeat Dingy Harry Reid)
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To: dselig

11 posted on 08/25/2010 1:55:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: PA-RIVER

Yeah but with 4 wives you’ll get 4 mother-in-laws.


12 posted on 08/25/2010 1:55:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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13 posted on 08/25/2010 1:56:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: dselig

I AM NO MUSLIM YOU A$$HOLE! I WORSHIP NO GOLDEN COW NOR PEDOPHILE “PROPHET”!


14 posted on 08/25/2010 1:56:48 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Please Lord, give America a second chance.)
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15 posted on 08/25/2010 1:57:25 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Chump Obama promised "Change" and we got chump change.)
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16 posted on 08/25/2010 1:57:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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17 posted on 08/25/2010 1:57:34 PM PDT by dselig
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To: dselig

bloomberg .... your starting to get on my nerves.


18 posted on 08/25/2010 1:57:52 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: dselig

Somebody posted an article the other day saying he was locating a big piece of his business in . . . Yemen?? . . . Kuwait?? . . . he is selling out the US to save his own a$$ and make a few bucks . . . disgusting elitist display


19 posted on 08/25/2010 1:58:05 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: dselig

prissy little fart


20 posted on 08/25/2010 1:58:09 PM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: rbg81

21 posted on 08/25/2010 1:58:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: dselig

oops cant say that...bloomy is deranged


22 posted on 08/25/2010 1:58:40 PM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: dselig
New York's [Mayor] Bloomberg: We Are All Muslims

No, I'm not.

23 posted on 08/25/2010 1:59:34 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: dselig

Speak for yourself, Bloomie, you a$$hole.


24 posted on 08/25/2010 1:59:43 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: dselig

Not me!

Seriously, though, I think we’re soon going to see a prohibition on criticising or even speaking about Muslims or Islam. It will be called hate speech and this classification will override our First Amendment protections. This is setting the stage for it.


25 posted on 08/25/2010 2:00:03 PM PDT by livius
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To: dselig

Mohammed raped his child / wife Aisha at age 9. Pedophilic rape is a Muslim value. They are all supposed to live just like the Prophet.

Mr. Bloomberg, you may wish to be a rapist and pedophile, but count me out.


26 posted on 08/25/2010 2:00:08 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why are 100% of Rape / Assaults in Oslo, Norway, committed by Muslims?)
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To: Stosh

27 posted on 08/25/2010 2:00:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: GoCards

GoCards #4.

Post of the Day.

Post of the Week.

Post of the Month.

(In my opinion.)


28 posted on 08/25/2010 2:00:30 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: dselig

I think Bloomberg’s bloomies are on too tight.....


29 posted on 08/25/2010 2:00:43 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: dselig
By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN In a commentary on the shrill Republican silence in the face of the "Obama is a Muslim" nonsense

It is just as absurd to declare that Obama is a lifelong Christian raised by a Unitarian grandmother, agnostic mother, 2 muslim fathers, and enrolled in school in Indonesia as a muslim student where he himself wrote about attending koran class.

His 20 year membership at Jeremiah Wright's hate rallies (Wright is a "former muslim") don't mean anything to me. Has he professed his faith? Seems he's done more to promote his muslim background than to tell others of Jesus.

Seems he's done more to promote America's muslim history than any Judeo-Christian heritage.

Seems he's done more to vacation on Christmas and avoid all church on Sundays than he has to actually BE a Christian.

He quoted how we are all our brother's keeper and thus must fund socialized medicine. His own half-brother lives in a lean-to shack in Kenya. When's Big O gonna help him out?

30 posted on 08/25/2010 2:00:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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31 posted on 08/25/2010 2:01:07 PM PDT by dselig
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To: BenLurkin

Oh those wacky Shittes.

I guess we are all Sunni Muslims ;)

Less self mutilation/flagellation that way


32 posted on 08/25/2010 2:01:51 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Defeat Dingy Harry Reid)
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To: livius

Hate speech nothing, to understand Islamic law, it is blasphemy to talk ill of Islam, lowly kufir!


33 posted on 08/25/2010 2:02:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: dselig
The community center can and must be built at the Park51 site, he said. Anything less would “compromise our commitment to fighting terror with freedom."

I am sure the islamists are all shaking in fear saying, "please don't build the mosque. If its built we will lose."

eeeeyeah right

34 posted on 08/25/2010 2:02:20 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (The Obama Presidency, just over a year old, and already the worst in history)
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To: dselig
Be d@mned! The heck we are.

(continues to self censor...)

35 posted on 08/25/2010 2:02:45 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: dselig

Uh...NO. When does this guys term end?


36 posted on 08/25/2010 2:03:02 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: dselig

Is that a 9-iron he’s using there?


37 posted on 08/25/2010 2:03:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: dselig
Bloomberg is financially tied to the Middle East. He just wants to line his pockets. What a scum bag.
38 posted on 08/25/2010 2:03:16 PM PDT by IC Ken
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To: dselig

We all know that only racists, haters, Rush Limbaugh listeners and all other forms of horrible bigots think that Barak Obama is a Muslim. Right?

Therefore, we are all Muslims EXCEPT for Barak Obama.

Any comment on that, Barak?


39 posted on 08/25/2010 2:04:29 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: dselig

This is the same Democrat in R clothing who blamed opponents of Obamacare for the Time Square bomb plot and then said we shouldn’t rush to judgement over the motives of the Islamist who planted the bomb.


40 posted on 08/25/2010 2:04:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: dselig
"New York's [Mayor] Bloomberg: We Are All Muslims"

Speak for yourself, A-hole.

16 year old boys in Iran:


41 posted on 08/25/2010 2:04:52 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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42 posted on 08/25/2010 2:04:56 PM PDT by dselig
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To: Red Badger

Mayor Idiot can take away individual civil rights for anything from smoking to their choice in eating transfat. But the miserable SOB suddenly becomes a strict constitutionalist when it comes to a mosque, a mosque that will be run by a man who blamed the US for the attack.

I’m from Chicago, my first instinct is the follow the money. Is the mayor getting any funds from this group?


43 posted on 08/25/2010 2:05:36 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: dselig
“Bloomberg: We Are All Muslims”

Great news!

Now my opposing that mosque and the POS behind it is all OK because I am a Muslim. Thank you mayor imbecile!

44 posted on 08/25/2010 2:06:05 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: dselig

So we are all terrorists in the cause for Satan? Don’t think so.


45 posted on 08/25/2010 2:06:36 PM PDT by MBB1984
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To: livius
Seriously, though, I think we’re soon going to see a prohibition on criticising or even speaking about Muslims or Islam. It will be called hate speech and this classification will override our First Amendment protections. This is setting the stage for it.
Canada is already there. We're following close behind.
46 posted on 08/25/2010 2:06:43 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: dselig
"There is nowhere in the five boroughs that is off limits to any religion."

He would have never said that on 9/12.

47 posted on 08/25/2010 2:06:49 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: NeoCaveman
Public Execution Saudi Style
48 posted on 08/25/2010 2:06:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: dselig
But, but, but Newsweak said we are all socialists now. So, which is it? Make up your mind.
49 posted on 08/25/2010 2:07:05 PM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: a fool in paradise

marry sisters....just one MIL, heck....marry her, too.


50 posted on 08/25/2010 2:07:35 PM PDT by tioga
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