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Mosque Controversy Skips Pentagon: Muslims Gather in Daily Prayer at 9/11 Crash Site
ABC News/Politics ^ | Aug. 17, 2010 | Luis Martinez

Posted on 09/07/2010 10:38:32 AM PDT by katiedidit1

Amid flaring political debate about a proposed New York City mosque near Ground Zero, there has been little commotion about the Pentagon's chapel where Muslims can gather in daily prayer near where a hijacked jetliner struck the building Sept. 11, 2001.

While the political debate grows over the propriety of building a mosque near New York's Ground... While the political debate grows over the propriety of building a mosque near New York's Ground Zero, there is no debate at the Pentagon's Ground Zero, where Muslims can gather in daily prayer in a religious chapel located near where a hijacked jetliner struck the building Sept. 11. (ABC News) More PhotosSometimes misidentified as the "Pentagon Mosque," the non-denominational Pentagon Memorial Chapel maintained by the Pentagon Chaplain's Office is where department employees who practice Islam can meet to pray.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; abcdisneynews; boycottdisney; interfaith; mosques; pentagon; pravdamedia
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1 posted on 09/07/2010 10:38:34 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

http://www.veteransjournal.net/cgi-bin/newsletter/displaynews.cgi


2 posted on 09/07/2010 10:39:42 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: katiedidit1

Talk about “in your face” but of course this is a “interfaith” place of worship. Right inside the Pentagon.


3 posted on 09/07/2010 10:40:53 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

Talk about “in your face” but of course this is a “interfaith” place of worship. Right inside the Pentagon.


4 posted on 09/07/2010 10:40:58 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

So could I come to pray to God as they pray?Or would I be barred?


5 posted on 09/07/2010 10:42:28 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: katiedidit1

Just one other thought ..are there THAT many muslims working in the defense department?

We are fools


6 posted on 09/07/2010 10:43:42 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

No way, Rn. Haven’t you heard of separation of church and state? (Applies to Christians only.)


7 posted on 09/07/2010 10:44:38 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: RnMomof7

Is there even a Chapel at the Pentagon?


8 posted on 09/07/2010 10:44:38 AM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RnMomof7
"So could I come to pray to God as they pray?Or would I be barred?"

I don't know, are you gainfully employed at the Pentagon? If so, then yes, you could use the interfaith chapel just like they do, and as I have dozens of times.

9 posted on 09/07/2010 10:44:49 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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did the ACLU speak out about this?


10 posted on 09/07/2010 10:45:51 AM PDT by isom35
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To: katiedidit1

“Talk about “in your face” but of course this is a “interfaith” place of worship. Right inside the Pentagon.”

Make no mistake. When the Muslims are in the Pentagon “chapel,” it is no longer an “interfaith” place of worship, it is a mosque.


11 posted on 09/07/2010 10:46:45 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: katiedidit1

This is such a BS headline. The Pentagon, like virtually every other major command location in the US Armed Forces, provides and maintains an interfaith chapel. There is no “story” here. The chapel existed LONG before the 9/11 attacks, and clearly it will exist and operate LONG after the 9/11 attacks.


12 posted on 09/07/2010 10:46:52 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: RnMomof7

We’re not only fools, we’re betrayed.


13 posted on 09/07/2010 10:47:54 AM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: katiedidit1

Another reason we’ll never win a war against Islam. We kowtow to the muslims too much. Islam is more a political idealogy than a religion.


14 posted on 09/07/2010 10:48:53 AM PDT by Terry Mross (o)
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To: katiedidit1

Apples and oranges. An interfaith chapel and a mosque? C’mon. Don’t even try it.


15 posted on 09/07/2010 10:48:53 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: katiedidit1

When that church in Florida burns the Koran, I hope they do it on the anniversary of 9/11.

They are not burning it to insult Muslims, they are burning it to get Muslims upset at their own terrorist extremist elements.

We need to make moderate Muslims so mad that they will turn against the radical extremist terrorist elements in their midst.


16 posted on 09/07/2010 10:49:38 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

I wonder if those who say the muslims “have a right” to build a mosque at ground zero will also say this church “has the right” to burn the koran. I don’t have to wonder. I know the answer.


17 posted on 09/07/2010 10:51:22 AM PDT by Terry Mross (o)
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To: katiedidit1

If Muslims are so outraged by the prospect of a church in Florida burning a Koran symbolically then what about when these terrorists burn the American flag; what about when these terrorists bomb Jewish synagogues; what about when these far left extremists desecrate Christian churches by their obnoxious godless behavior when they disrupt services...


18 posted on 09/07/2010 10:52:02 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: katiedidit1

It would be durn good if there were protests at the Pentagon re the Muslim services there. Maybe Franklin Graham could be invited to give a speech.


19 posted on 09/07/2010 10:54:25 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Painful memories for those of us that not only care but know exactly who the enemy is...God help our troops.


20 posted on 09/07/2010 10:55:56 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Painful memories for those of us that not only care but know exactly who the enemy is...God help our troops.


21 posted on 09/07/2010 10:56:00 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: gidget7
Is there even a Chapel at the Pentagon?

Several I think. There was one or more before 9/11 and this one was added after it.

22 posted on 09/07/2010 10:57:17 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: OldDeckHand

at the same time? That was my question


23 posted on 09/07/2010 10:58:07 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Ev Reeman
I believe that's the plan.

They are not burning it to insult Muslims...

Of course you aren't.

24 posted on 09/07/2010 10:58:34 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: katiedidit1

There is a BIG difference between keeping something that was already there and putting something up that wasn’t. If they feel really bad about what happened and their role in it, they would collect the money needed to rebuild the christian church that was destroyed at ground zero. I’m sick of the MSM making certain facts “fit” their arguments and judging by their ratings, I am not alone.


25 posted on 09/07/2010 10:58:42 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: OldDeckHand

It is not a BS headline. After the attack on the pentagon they should have been forbidden to pray there. There are no moderate muslims and laws should be changed. I dont care if they prayed there since the day it was built...it was muslims that attacked it with intent to kill. Not christians, not jews, not any other faith...muslims. They are all our enemy.


26 posted on 09/07/2010 11:00:09 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: OldDeckHand

It is not a BS headline. After the attack on the pentagon they should have been forbidden to pray there. There are no moderate muslims and laws should be changed. I dont care if they prayed there since the day it was built...it was muslims that attacked it with intent to kill. Not christians, not jews, not any other faith...muslims. They are all our enemy.


27 posted on 09/07/2010 11:00:19 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: marstegreg

No mosque at ground zero, not now, not ever.


28 posted on 09/07/2010 11:01:37 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: ReneeLynn

Big difference in most faiths as compared to muslims. As Lt Col West says,”read the koran” they are our enemy and there are no moderate muslims. Whether they were there before or after ...the time has come to kick their murderous asses out


29 posted on 09/07/2010 11:02:30 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: OldDeckHand
This is such a BS headline. The Pentagon, like virtually every other major command location in the US Armed Forces, provides and maintains an interfaith chapel. There is no “story” here. The chapel existed LONG before the 9/11 attacks, and clearly it will exist and operate LONG after the 9/11 attacks.

True. Nevertheless, the U.S. military does seem to be spending a bit on the erection of mosques overseas. While at the same time, forbidding its chaplains to say the name of Jesus. And disinviting Franklin Graham from a faith event for pointing out the obvious about Islam. And allowing a Muslim at Fort Hood to act on his faith and shoot up the place.

It SHOULD be a story. Namely, why does DoD tolerate a faith that in doctrine and practice REJECTS the principles of liberty that the Koran and Islam proclaim?

How is an Islamic observance within the Pentagon different than a Politburo meeting within the Pentagon?

By the way, what has the DoD done at its installations to detect the next Muslim Fort Hood shooter?

30 posted on 09/07/2010 11:03:27 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: RnMomof7
"at the same time? That was my question"

At the same time? Do you understand how an interfaith chapel works? There are regularly scheduled services for all faiths, and in-between the chapel is open to anyone to pray at their leisure. I (a Catholic) have been in the chapel praying next to a Jew on several occasions.

Services, even when scheduled for a particular faith, are open to anyone. So, if you want to attend the Baptist service, the Catholic Mass, the Hasidic Jew or the Muslim services, you'd be welcomed.

31 posted on 09/07/2010 11:05:56 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: katiedidit1
"After the attack on the pentagon they should have been forbidden to pray there. There are no moderate muslims and laws should be changed. I dont care if they prayed there since the day it was built...it was muslims that attacked it with intent to kill."

One of the dumbest things I have ever seen anyone write. Congratulations.

Are there any other parts of the Bill of Rights you'd like the government to ignore?

32 posted on 09/07/2010 11:07:49 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: katiedidit1

I was just thinking to myself, “what was going on with the mosque story about three weeks ago?” Now I know.


33 posted on 09/07/2010 11:12:59 AM PDT by franklog
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To: katiedidit1

It’s not a mosque. It’s a nondenominational prayer room used by members of different faiths.

There will be no “interfaith” prayer room at the Ground Zero mosque.


34 posted on 09/07/2010 11:13:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: katiedidit1

It’s funny how the most intolerant people on the face of the planet constantly demand and expect tolerance from everyone else.


35 posted on 09/07/2010 11:14:55 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Read more and yes, they are calling for a community outreach at Ground Zero. This should not be allowed at the Pentagon or Ground Zero or at the site where flight 93 went down or imo anywhere in the USA
http://media.mcclatchydc.com/smedia/2010/08/20/17/US_NEWS_MOSQUE_3_ABA.wide_photo.prod_affiliate.91.jpg

http://blackchristiannews.com/news/2010/08/muslims-pray-daily-in-chapel-near-pentagons-911-crash-site.html


36 posted on 09/07/2010 11:26:38 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: a fool in paradise

Read more and yes, they are calling for a community outreach at Ground Zero. This should not be allowed at the Pentagon or Ground Zero or at the site where flight 93 went down or imo anywhere in the USA
http://media.mcclatchydc.com/smedia/2010/08/20/17/US_NEWS_MOSQUE_3_ABA.wide_photo.prod_affiliate.91.jpg

http://blackchristiannews.com/news/2010/08/muslims-pray-daily-in-chapel-near-pentagons-911-crash-site.html


37 posted on 09/07/2010 11:26:44 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: reagan_fanatic

When a Muslim emigrates to the US, they are under US law, not Sharia law and if they don’t like it, let em move back to wherever the hell they came from.


38 posted on 09/07/2010 11:27:18 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: marstegreg

It was not already there as it is now..have you read the facts on it? this was built in Nov of 2002
http://media.mcclatchydc.com/smedia/2010/08/20/17/US_NEWS_MOSQUE_3_ABA.wide_photo.prod_affiliate.91.jpg

http://blackchristiannews.com/news/2010/08/muslims-pray-daily-in-chapel-near-pentagons-911-crash-site.html


39 posted on 09/07/2010 11:28:59 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: marstegreg

It was not already there as it is now..have you read the facts on it? this was built in Nov of 2002
http://media.mcclatchydc.com/smedia/2010/08/20/17/US_NEWS_MOSQUE_3_ABA.wide_photo.prod_affiliate.91.jpg

http://blackchristiannews.com/news/2010/08/muslims-pray-daily-in-chapel-near-pentagons-911-crash-site.html


40 posted on 09/07/2010 11:29:04 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: marstegreg

It was not already there as it is now..have you read the facts on it? this was built in Nov of 2002
http://media.mcclatchydc.com/smedia/2010/08/20/17/US_NEWS_MOSQUE_3_ABA.wide_photo.prod_affiliate.91.jpg

http://blackchristiannews.com/news/2010/08/muslims-pray-daily-in-chapel-near-pentagons-911-crash-site.html


41 posted on 09/07/2010 11:29:09 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

The article is trying to say ‘hey, there’s an interfaith chapel in the Pentagon, so that’s the same as a mosque at Ground Zero. What’s the problem with the mosque?’
It is not the same at all. It’s faulty premise.


42 posted on 09/07/2010 11:32:10 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Exactly.


43 posted on 09/07/2010 11:33:40 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: katiedidit1
ABC going with the FALSE comparison again.

The chapel at the Pentagon is interfaith.

The Mosque at Ground Zero is NOT.

44 posted on 09/07/2010 11:35:53 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Siena Dreaming

The fact is there should not be any site for muslims to pray at the pentagon. I view them as the enemy and trust me they view YOU and me as the enemy too.


45 posted on 09/07/2010 11:44:43 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: mbarker12474

You are right. We should stop coddling the enemy and fight the sobs. Their very belief is against every thing our nation stands for and has fought for....I am so sick of any defense of this muderous bunch that I could just throw up. lol I dont want any prayer site at the pentagon, ground zero or grounds of flight 93 whether they are interfaith or not. NO muslims!


46 posted on 09/07/2010 11:48:08 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1
That will never work.

All other faiths can gather there except one?

Tell that to the moderate Muslim who was on FOX the other day speaking out AGAINST the Ground Zero mosque.

47 posted on 09/07/2010 11:59:13 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: katiedidit1

It was not already there as it is now..have you read the facts on it? this was built in Nov of 2002

Prior to the new chapel, services were conducted in informal prayer rooms or held in auditoriums and conference rooms.

There were always services at the Pentagon.


48 posted on 09/07/2010 1:50:18 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: RnMomof7

“We are fools”
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Ain’t we though?


49 posted on 09/07/2010 2:28:03 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

if a muslim believes in the koran...there is no moderation. Should we allow satanist to practice too? imo the muslim “faith” is a dangerous cult that violates the human rights of women, children and calls for death to Israel and death to infidels. Tell me one good thing about life for women in a muslim nation and about freedom of speech, etc


50 posted on 09/07/2010 2:29:04 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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