Skip to comments.US officials to meet religious leaders on anti-Islam attacks (including Attorney General Holder)
Posted on 09/07/2010 1:54:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AFP) US Attorney General Eric Holder was Tuesday to meet with religious leaders from across all faiths to discuss ways to stem a wave of attacks against Muslims and mosques.
The talks would examine measures the Department of Justice "can take against rising anti-Muslim hate and acts of violence and intimidation against American Muslims," the broad coalition said in a press release.
The 4:00 pm (2000 GMT) meeting comes as an evangelical church in Florida vowed to press ahead with plans to burn a Koran on Saturday, to mark the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Anti-Muslim tensions also appear to have been rising after a Muslim group proposed building an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero, the site where the World Trade Center once stood before it was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks.
The coalition called on Holder to make a strong statement underscoring the US government's commitment to religious freedom and condemning hate crimes.
"Religious leaders encourage the Department of Justice to be highly visible and unceasingly bold in protecting the guarantees of the constitution for minorities as well as for the majority," said Interfaith Alliance president Welton Gaddy in a statement.
"Having spoken to many families across the country over the last few weeks, I have heard many Muslim Americans say they have never felt this anxious or this insecure in America since directly after September 11," Ingrid Mattson, head of the Islamic Society of North America, told a press conference.
She was flanked by the other religious leaders who were to meet Holder later in the day in a coordinated show of support.
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I was wondering the same thing.
A show of defiance in the face of terrorist threats can make a weaker terrorist back down. If the terrorist doesn't back down then he makes a good target and provides proof to everyone in the world that the threats are real and not to be handled as police actions or, worse, appeased the way this administration is doing. The terrorist can be traced back to his roots, his allies found and routed out, and more and better defenses of both our lives and our Constitution can be prepared.
That's more than one, I think, and they are solid. Standing up to terrorism is not only recommended, it is esssential. Now that the burning is on the table, to back off is worse than had it never come up in the first place.
Does anyone have a list of the attacks, where they happened and who was attacked.
This smells like rat infected bs.
As Rush said this morning, the lib’s old favorite outcry against us as “racists” is used less by the mediots, and we are now Islamophobic.
this guy has only 50 members in his church.
Not sure if this has been posted already, but I just came across this:
“City Council Meetings to Begin with Muslim Prayers”
“It doesn’t matter, they [the GZM builders] have the Constitutional right to do it, and if the muzzies [or 9/11 families] don’t like it, tough noogies.”
It’s not backing down when an idiot proposes to do an act of utter nonsense and then is talked out of it by saner people.
You want to send a real message to the terrorists? Take KSM and the rest of his Gitmo buddies to the observation deck of the Empire State Building and throw them off so they can know what it felt like on 9/11. That would make more sense b/c at least it send a clear unmistakeable message to our enemies and might scare some jihadist wannabes off.
Burning the koran isn’t going to do anything more than piss off many moslems who don’t want terrorism any more than we do.
They'll get over it.
The CABBIE did NOT want the Mosque...the attacker DID....sheesh.
The best defense is a good offense.
Wipe 'em out and all attacks will cease.
The religion...government...way of life...Islamic teachings just bites off more than can be chewed.
Why are they meeting..they are the ones who began all this and the administration has fueled it purposely...if their is blam it si Bo and his crowd...they did not have to take a small church group of 50 and blast it across the country...they are tyring to incite trouble in my opinion....then use it as a reason to enact more laws to protect Muslims....yet allow Christianity to be stomped on , eliminated and pushed to the curb.
Something vile and evil has happened in this country..and it’s growing....!
is this another church burning commercial in the making?
(IOW insurance money claims disguised as hate crimes)
Yep and they are going to do this based on fradulant information they purposely invent.
I wonder where this is happening?
In Muslim countries where Muslims and mosques are being attacked by other Muslims.
What mosque attacks? Where? When?
IF any religious context is used by Ozero you can be sure there is some progressive intiative underlying it -look for it. 0zero uses religious sophistry to cloak his agenda within -he is a wolf that puts on sheeps clothing. The "Interfaith Alliance" are but some of his useful idiots...
--an excerpt from the conclusion of the book:
Resisting the US-inspired globalized empire (which should never be equated with Americans at large, the overwhelming majority of which have a healthy dose of either active resistance to or else nagging suspicion about its efficacy) can no longer be in terms of a singular ideology embedded in a medieval theology, or an ideologically updated version of it to resist a center-based Western empire, or else contingent on spectacular acts of senseless and iconic violence. Resisting that empire requires regional alliances based on crosscurrents of ideas, sentiments, ideologies, and cultures. The worst aspect of Islamic ideology was its persistent reliance on Islamic Law (Shariah), the consequences of which for a free and democratic society is simply catastrophic, for it mutates the free and autonomous citizens of a potential republic into the legal subjects of a medieval jurisprudence that no matter how liberally it is interpreted it remains deadly contrary to creation of free and autonomous citizens of a republic. The only way that an (Islamic) liberation theology can be part of a global resistance to the US (or any other) empire is to be party to an equally liberating and global conversation, safeguard its theological monotheism by embracing it within a multifaceted theodicy that instead of trying to account for the existence of evil in the world in fact embraces its own alternatives and oppositions.
So called “religious leaders” are allegedly making demands the DOJ do something. So it looks like muslims are about to be a new federally protected class. Expect speech and non-violent protests opposing their agenda to dominate the world, to be a federal hate crime.
What about attacks on Christians around the world?