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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0bama and Holder would’ve done this regardless, HOWEVER, they would’ve had no real examples of anything that could be remotely considered “islamaphobia” w/o this nutjob preacher.
Look at it this way. Name one single positive thing that could come out of burning korans. This joker ought to go back to handling snakes or something.
Where the hell are all these attacks on muzz and mosques?
im sure if any mooselimbs wouldve been beheaded by anybody but other mooselimbs, we'd have heard something about it...
they physically kill CHRISTians across the globe, but a demand that they assimilate in this country is grounds for 'hate' crimes...
ISLAM is the NEW MARXISM and NAZISM.
But it is worse than the two former secular totalitarianist ideologies because it pretends to be a religion which can promise heaven to hese biggots who will do anything to defend it and because it is spread worldwide.
In addition Islamists are using the anti-racist and human-rights rethoric to promote their cause,silence their opponents while they try to appear as victims.
Burning Quran is a symbol meaning that we don’t want islam and its rules in our societies. It is nothing to burn a Quran beside the killing,the murder,the beheading,the stoning of innocent people, of women, of muslims who want to change religion....
ISLAM is also used by a bunch of liberal croocks to weaken and undermine western people’s and societies’ soul and identities and cultures. Liberals want people to become brainwashed,amnesic consumers who can be easily ruled by the fake “god” big government....
“Political correctness is killing this nation.”
See my tagline.
Remember, everyone, that ObaMao said in one of his books that he will side with the muzz if “the winds” drift against them. He has loudly proclaimed that his allegiance is to the muzz.
The last time I saw statistics there were far more so-called “hate crimes” against Jews than against Muslims. How about that, Eric?
Hate to break it to Holder, but hate crimes on muslims are DOWN.
Hate crimes on my tribe? Hmmm, about half of all the hate crimes.
Ah. I get it. Muslims can threaten us, blow hard against the Christians, and demand that a Mosque be built at Ground Zero, but Americans can’t retaliate. Do I have this right?
Until the Muslims realize that living in America is not a carte blanche to destroy the place they live (dogs would never do that) they need to understand that Americans are proud of this country and WILL defend it against all comers, inside or out.
The “Interfaith Alliance” is a leftist organization that uses religious sophistry as a means to push a humanist progressive agenda...
The guy who waves the bloodied shirt rules the west. The guy who wields a club rules the east.
Once again, the left is playing identity politics showing favoritism to some at the expense of others.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
As recent threads have noted, this is a problem, worthy of a White House summit.
Yeah! Let’s pull all of the FBI agents away from tracking terrorists and put them in the deep south chasing white guys with southern drawls. That’s really going to make us safer. /s
I was just thinking, when we get a republican as speaker of the house in Nov, can we impeach both zero and zero junior, then have a republican in the white house?????
” Look at it this way. Name one single positive thing that could come out of burning korans.”
....... giving the filthy muslims a chance to show the doubters what the UK already knows firt hand
It doesn't matter, they have the Constitutional right to do it, and if the muzzies don't like it, tough noogies.
The only people I see attacking anyone are Muslims.
There have been two attacks on christian churches in Ft. Wayne, Ind. in the last few months, I wonder if Holder is personally involved in solving those crimes?
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?
I’d like to know who gave the order for the black panthers to go down here.
I think this is a very stupid move by Holder/the administration and it will only serve to push more people away from Obama/democrats. Most people, even many democrats, have had enough of this crap. The fact that there haven’t been any attacks on Islam/Muslims and the clear double standard vis-a-vis Chistianity is beyond obvious. We can all see that the sky is blue and not red.
I wonder if Holder knows mohammad called blacks “raisin heads” and had and traded slaves? Idiot.
“US Attorney General Eric Holder was Tuesday to meet with religious leaders from across all faiths”...”
This administration is the most idiotic I have EVER seen or heard about.
first thing is to investigate and also dismantle this justice dept. It has been nothing but a political tool to get a radical lefty agenda passed.
Sue AZ, the sheriff, community college , lessen and drop charges against black panthers, and we have also heard how no charges will be bright to any minorities if they attack whites.
How proud you lefty sheep must be hey.
Covering my mouth as I cough...BULLSHIT!
What are these people (Holder, et. al.) really saying by deeming it necessary to have this meeting? They’re saying 1) That the opposition to the 911 Mosque represented irrational prejudice/hatred against Islam; and that 2) The decision by ONE pastor at ONE church to burn Korans is syptomatic of widespread anti-Islamic sentiment.
Both of these conclusions are patently false and similar events directed at other religions have NOT resulted in the need for similar pow-wows.
People are sick of this crap, at least I know I am and I consider myself to be a pretty tolerant person.
It has been nothing but a political tool to get a radical lefty agenda passed by legislating from the bench!
just got on and heard the women Crowley say radical church, hateful church bla bla and yet when muslims kill non muslims they do not use those words.
The sick media are just loving stoking all this crap up and FOX is just as worse or even out in front of this.
Can we get a decent press channel and who the hell is this priest on now saying this is not Christianity , some could say that about him and some of their stances on illegal immigration, abortion, homosexuality.
give it a rest FOX
I've missed this "wave of attacks"...must be like all those "nooses" from a couple years ago...
Hey, how many Muslims have been beheaded by crazed evangelicals? Can anyone give me a count? How many airliners, piloted by lunatic evangelicals, have been flown into buildings full of Muslims?
Also, how many pizza parlors, full of Muslim teens, have been blown up by nutcase evangelicals strapped with bombs?