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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“...to stem a wave of attacks against Muslims and mosques.”
I wonder where this is happening?
US Attorney General Eric Holder, seen here in a press conference in August 2010, was Tuesday to meet with religious leaders from across all faiths to discuss ways to stem a wave of attacks against Muslims and mosques. (AFP/File/Saul Loeb)
What Muslims and Mosques are being attacked, burning Korans is not attacking a mosque, nor is it attacking Muslims.
In America you can burn the flag but not the Qouran.
At Ground Zero: It’s those rabid Christianist Tea Baggers, haven’t you been reading the NYT, Newsweek and WaPo?
In America you can burn the flag but not the Qouran.
they have never felt this anxious or this insecure in America since directly after September 11,”
Neither have I.
I would bet many more Christian churches are burned and vandalized than mosques. Is the JD investigating that?
The attacks are on non Muslims and white people.
These are two groups targeted by the DOJ under this regime.
WTF!? WHAT wave of attacks? Do they now have to make up "hate crimes" (translation: thoughtcrime) to justify their shibboleth of belief that Typical Americans are haters?
I follow the news very closely. I don't know of a single case, much less a "wave."
What attacks have there been? Is this something like the black churches Clinton remembered seeing burn in the South?
Of course, the Islam-O-Dent doesn’t even know about any attacks on Jews throughout the world.
A strong and unequivocal condemnation (from every camp) of the opression carried out in Iran, Saudi Arabia and other muslim countries in the name of Islam would be a step in the right direction, in the US as well as other civilized countries. If you’re unwilling to forcefully distance yourself from Shariat, Jihad and other similar dark-age practices, as well as nations and groups practicing it, there is nothing to dicuss and you merit nothing but contempt.
Well, here’s a solution: Elect more Republicans. Then more black churches will burn. That way there will be less time for them evil Republicans to burn mosques.
Oh, just where exactly was the last mosque in the U.S that was machine-gunned or bombed by Christians? I guess that’s just one little detail our broadly tolerant AG left out.
I guess the “wave of attacks against Muslims and mosques.” is currently defined as telling the truth about the Koran, victory mosques, and Sharia.
How about the attacks on Jews, which are 8X more than the attacks on Muslims? Oh, wait—only Muslims seems to count anymore.
Should be pretty easy for Holder to round up the opposition to Obama for non-existent “anti-Muslim hate crimes”. We need to be re-educated, see?
We MUST rid ourselves of these traitors.
"Thoughtcrime is death."
Obama and Holder are individuals elected to public office to uphold and defend the Constitution, and haven’t the slightest intention of doing so.
On the contrary, they are more than willing to fabricate lies, and conspire with the enemies of this country to undermine that Constitution.
Expect them to try to place Muslims in a protected class like other groups.
The mechanism is in place to punish those who commit illegal acts against other individuals, and aside from that slashing in New York, by a LEFT-WINGER, of a Muslim taxi-driver, I know of NO other physical attacks on Muslims or mosques.
As for statements of free speech, Islam is a political system as well as a religious belief and as such is subject to criticism and verbal attack just like any other political system and with far more justification.
If I have to see that racist bastard Holder in another photo, I’m going to vomit.
why the hell is the GOP not going after this political disgusting corrupt biased justice dept?
They have gone on a witch hunt towards the sheriff AZ etc and yet black panthers have their charges dropped or made to be less of what they were.
GOP GET SOME BALLS
What wave of attacks? I call BS.
Even here, where a local “mosque” tried to break their land use convenant to expand (and is suing when turned down), nothing has happened to anyone anywhere.
I watched that press conference on CSPAN. It looked more like the organization for the formation of a one world religion then anything else. Every organized religion in America that I could think of was represented with each one saying the others were brothers and sisters.
A pro-Muslim left-wing nutjob staged a fake “attack” on a taxi driver, and a drunk peed on a rug.
A veritable TSUNAMI of violence.
Behold, the rise of another protected class.
And just where the hell are all these “attacks” happening. Oh, they mean 1st amendment protected speech. Now I see, can’t have that.
No problem bashing the hell out of Christians at every opportunity though......
Any Christian cleric involved with this dog and pony show needs his head examined.
IMPEACH THE BASTARD!!!! IMPEACH HIM NOW!!
Did they mean verbal attacks? What business is it of government if citizens want to oppose a religion and it’s edifices?
Thank you nutjob Dove Outreach for giving Holder this fodder.
“wave of attacks”
What a complete crock.
Maybe Holder can travel on down to Florida and hold a “Communion Wine” Summit with that pastor who wants to burn Korans.
I’m sure Holder and his ilk considers that a hate crime and an attack against muslims.
And yet the white house can support the burning of Bibles??
Here is another set of facts and opinion on a similar situation:
....tick, tick, tick..
..pushing "we the people" just a little closer to the edge....
And the media meme rolls on...
In addition to being traitors, they are trying to lay the groundwork for us needing to be Sharia compliant, like their buddy Imam trying to build the victory mosque at Ground Zero.
I wonder where this is happening?
I would bet that more recent acts of violence have been committed against BP stations than against all the Muslims in America.
Look. The nutjobs here are Obama and Holder.
Do you think they would have done this even if that pastor down in Florida had not gone viral?
Sure they would.
We have become so comfortable wearing our kneepads when dealing with Islam that we are now ready for stage two in our service to them.
Were there any Catholic bishops there? If so, who?
But our pathetic president and 'Justice' Department goes along with the charades, so there's little chance they'll end any time soon.
Someone in my neighborhood is planning to burn a Koran on 9/11, with bacon in the fire. Afterwards there will be dancing in the ashes.
Wishful thinking. As in, they’re wishing there would be a real wave of violence so they can step ahead as saviors through dictatorship.
Not going to happen. Even the left is quite too much civilized here to get into that. Too much to lose.
How about you just get your fat ass down to Arizona and kick the Mexicans out. eh?
>why the hell is the GOP not going after this political disgusting corrupt biased justice dept?<
GOP = Gutless Old Party
I would not be surprised one bit if Holder himself and a goon sqaud of 500 fedeal DOJ agents descended upon that little pastor and his church like they were the evil SB 1070 bastards in Arizona.
Religous freedoms (for Christians) are going away in this country.