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US officials to meet religious leaders on anti-Islam attacks (including Attorney General Holder)
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/7/10 | AFP

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiislam; attacks; cultureofcorruption; dncbrownshirts; dnctalkingpoints; ericholder; holder; injusticedepartment; interfaithalliance; liberationtheology; marxists; mosqueandstate; obamascandals; progressives; proislamist; religiousleaders; socialjustice
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To: JohnBrowdie

I’d like to know who gave the order for the black panthers to go down here.


141 posted on 09/07/2010 5:48:09 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


142 posted on 09/07/2010 5:51:11 PM PDT by PAR
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To: ANGGAPO

I wonder if Holder knows mohammad called blacks “raisin heads” and had and traded slaves? Idiot.


143 posted on 09/07/2010 5:51:44 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: NormsRevenge

“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.


144 posted on 09/07/2010 5:54:21 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: huldah1776

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.


145 posted on 09/07/2010 5:54:52 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: NormsRevenge
"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,"...

Covering my mouth as I cough...BULLSHIT!

146 posted on 09/07/2010 5:58:35 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: PAR

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.


147 posted on 09/07/2010 6:01:34 PM PDT by PAR
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To: manc
Taking editorial liberty:

It has been nothing but a political tool to get a radical lefty agenda passed by legislating from the bench!

148 posted on 09/07/2010 6:02:00 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

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


149 posted on 09/07/2010 6:05:26 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: NormsRevenge; All
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.

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?

150 posted on 09/07/2010 6:18:03 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: NormsRevenge
to discuss ways to stem a wave of attacks against Muslims and mosques.

Where "wave of attacks" means criticism of and protests against the proposed moon cult monstrosity at Ground Zero.

151 posted on 09/07/2010 6:28:20 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: NormsRevenge

let pigs defecate on the Koran. Why burn it if pigs have defecated on it. Than send it to the Imam or better yet send it to mecca in Saudi Arabia. Pigs may run away from efecating on it. Sure the pastor desires to burn the Koran. Well ,ore power to him. Screw the Muzzies.


152 posted on 09/07/2010 6:35:14 PM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Where "wave of attacks" means criticism of and protests against the proposed moon cult monstrosity at Ground Zero.

What type of attacks do you send lawyers to?

LMAO!!!! It should be self evident that since we see no Homeland Security involvement or criminal charges that this little shindig is all about a legal initiative premised in a religious context. So much for government not endorsing any particular religion...

153 posted on 09/07/2010 6:37:54 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: NormsRevenge
WAY TO CHANGE THE DYNAMIC HEADIN' INTO THE ELECTION, HOLDER.....

..... you freakin' moron.

It's as if you guys WANT to throw November.

154 posted on 09/07/2010 6:39:37 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: NormsRevenge

“I have heard many Muslim Americans say they have never felt this anxious or this insecure in America since directly after September 11,”

Now they know how we felt on September 12


155 posted on 09/07/2010 6:40:51 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: DonaldC

These guys live in an alternate universe.


156 posted on 09/07/2010 6:43:09 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: NormsRevenge

The reality is that Christians have been dying all over the World at the hand of muslims. Muslim is not a race, it’s a varied group of religious adherents. The language doesn’t mean anything anymore in this country.

I believe that burning a Koran is just a pointless provocation. Who dies as a result of this guy burning a Koran?


157 posted on 09/07/2010 6:48:00 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: huldah1776

Guess we could.

The speaker of the House - whoever that is.


158 posted on 09/07/2010 7:00:28 PM PDT by ZULU (God, guts and guns made America great,)
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To: DonaldC

Exactly what I was wondering.

The only thing I see is preemptory defense of these morons.


159 posted on 09/07/2010 7:13:40 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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