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Muslims Work to Separate Image From 9/11 Stereotypes
http://wowktv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=107349 ^ | WOWK-TV

Posted on 09/09/2011 6:45:15 AM PDT by Morgana

SOUTH CHARLESTON -- At the Islamic Center in South Charleston, Imam Ehteshamul Haque spent his Thursday afternoon answering phones and preparing the mosque for services.

Haque was in India during Sept. 11, but in his six years in America, he's both seen his share of suspicion and has been helping to educate about Islam.

"Our practices of Islam day and night are extremely peaceful," said Haque.

In a 2009 Gallup poll, 43 percent of Americans admitted to at least "a little" prejudice toward Muslims.

"I believe if you study any religion you will find this problem: The mainstream is different. The minority is there and believes something totally different," said Haque.

Following September 11th, the Islamic Center braced for vandalism, but according to Haque, instead found flowers and messages of solidarity.

"Every mosque and every organization has clear ... statements condemning these extreme views," said Haque.

The Islamic Center is working with a Charleston church for a September 11th event that will focus on understanding.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: islam; jihad; muslims; sourcetitlenoturl; southcharleston; westvirginia; wot; wv; wva

1 posted on 09/09/2011 6:45:18 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I read most of the book before 9/11. There is no ‘hiding’ it. They want my friends and familiy dead, as per the book, I don’t want that.


3 posted on 09/09/2011 6:50:46 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Morgana

Sorry...
You didn’t condemn the Muslims who did 9-11 when it happened and still haven’t.


4 posted on 09/09/2011 6:50:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: Morgana

When they are willing to assimilate, I MIGHT believe them.


5 posted on 09/09/2011 6:51:50 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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To: Morgana

An attitude change towards Islam and its true adherents would be nothing less than an attempt at deception. The Koran makes it clear that Islam is not a religion of peace. Jihad is real, unrelenting, and devious.


7 posted on 09/09/2011 6:54:01 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Morgana
"Our practices of Islam day and night are extremely peaceful," said Haque.
Somebody forgot to inform your fellow Islamists of that before 9-11.
So you're either lying or...you're lying. Taqiyah.
8 posted on 09/09/2011 6:54:22 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Morgana

You know what you can do with that Trojan mosque?...


9 posted on 09/09/2011 6:59:57 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Morgana

This is typical taquiya. Islam is a theocratic government. Not a religion.


10 posted on 09/09/2011 7:00:25 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: mathluv

Assimilate... OR go home and stay there


11 posted on 09/09/2011 7:00:58 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Morgana

For those moderately well informed, the image of Muslims doesn’t come from 9/11, but from 13 centuries of history. 9/11 just provided further confirmation.


12 posted on 09/09/2011 7:01:06 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Morgana

Nearly as credible as Barack’s 9/8 speech. Their religion supports lies to the infidels and also killing them.

No assimilation, no sale. I’m still waiting for the big rally at the mosque that condemns Sharia law and extremists in America. I expect they will be waiting a thousand years from now as well.


13 posted on 09/09/2011 7:02:38 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Yeah, it is just 2/3rds of them that make the other 1/3rd look bad. When more Muslims start behaving like the Afghan hero featured on my freeper page and less behave like CAIR, then I will believe they are sincere.
14 posted on 09/09/2011 7:02:43 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Morgana

I do understand. 17,000 acts of terrorism world wide since 9/11 by islam. What’s there not to understand.


15 posted on 09/09/2011 7:06:55 AM PDT by svcw (iphone 5 release date late October - rats)
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To: Morgana


16 posted on 09/09/2011 7:07:27 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: Morgana

Treat every one of them with suspicion. SJS can strike at any time.


17 posted on 09/09/2011 7:11:33 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Iron Munro

And here are some of the latest:

http://www.muslimsagainstcrusades.com/index.php


18 posted on 09/09/2011 7:12:11 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: Morgana

There’s too much evidence that Islam is incompatible with western, free civilization, and that there are millions of Muslims who want to see the downfall of the west and its replacement by a world-wide caliphate. I see no evidence that “moderate” Muslims are standing up to the Islamofascists.


19 posted on 09/09/2011 7:12:22 AM PDT by American Quilter (aka American Hobbit)
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To: Morgana

Everything I ever need to know about Islam I learned on 9/11.


20 posted on 09/09/2011 7:16:04 AM PDT by Grunthor
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To: Morgana

Islam is a cult of slavery, oppression and murder. There is no such thing as slavery, oppression and murder in moderation.

If our forefathers had any incling their ancestors would be so stupid and morally bankrupt as to allow Islam to gain a foothold on American soil, they would have put a ban on it in the preamble to the Declaration of Independence.


21 posted on 09/09/2011 7:23:21 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (http://www.durban3nyc.com/. Go there and learn what those who seek to destroy Israel are up to)
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To: Morgana
"Our practices of Islam day and night are extremely peaceful," said Haque.

Until you get in the majority, then you murder Christians and force them to convert, or keep them as slaves. The Islamic mentality has never evolved beyond the Dark Ages. It is savage and brutish and it plummets any region where it dominates into barbarity.

22 posted on 09/09/2011 7:23:41 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Even if these Islamists and Islamophiles apologized for 9/11, it wouldn’t be worth but a grain of sand in the ARabian desert given Muslim’s and their apologists have yet to address the murder, assaults, and all sharia compliant mayhem imposed on humanity since Muhammads hijrah, up to and including Beslan, Madrid, 7/7 UK, USS Cole, first World Trade Center Bombing, Pan Am Lockarbie, Fort Hood, etc. etc. ad infinitum.
There isn’t enough time and treasure for Muslims to seek forgiveness for the harm they’ve caused - even if all of Islamdom got on their hands and knees to beg forgiveness and offer restitution for all the harm imposed on civilization since Mohammad’s evil defiled humanity.
Islam delende est.
Lan Astaslem.


23 posted on 09/09/2011 7:24:51 AM PDT by wtd
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To: Morgana

It’s been 10 years. They should’ve worked harder.


24 posted on 09/09/2011 7:33:17 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Morgana

Everything I needed to know about islam was learned on the morning of September 11, 2001.


25 posted on 09/09/2011 7:33:42 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: Morgana

These murderous bastards should not even be allowed in the US.


26 posted on 09/09/2011 7:35:15 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma ( You cannot elevate Palin by tearing down Perry)
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To: grumpygresh

Both Islam and Sharia need to be outlawed as being both treasonous and seditious.

Sharia is a direct fierce affront and challenger to our constitution. It role is to supplant and replace whatever government that exists where it takes root. Its goal is to make sharia supreme over all governments, globally.

We need anti sharia and islam laws. It nees to be outlawed.

Do you really think that the fathers of this country wanted the freedom, rights and liberties eroded and destroyed by a foreign constitution?

Sharia (and Islam) is a invasive, cancerous growth that will kill the host.


27 posted on 09/09/2011 7:36:43 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

It’s been 10 years and NO ONE affilitated with the religion of pieces has come out to denounce 9/11.
I don’t any patience with those people.
They use our culture of acceptance and religious freedoms to hide their loyalties.


28 posted on 09/09/2011 7:37:11 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: philman_36

AMEN!— The beguiled will defend Satan or whatever reflection of their Father holds control over them. One need not study the Alkoran to know it is contrary to our system. It is a “religion of Peace” only to those who have submitted to the evil one.Study of the history of Islam is profitable For it tears off the veil and shows the world a system of conquest-forced submission,destruction, even death.Those who attempt to
reconcile our ways to Islam will be destroyed by Islam.And many innocent will die because of the beguiling.


29 posted on 09/09/2011 7:37:52 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: allmost
Fact: Every one of the 9/11 murderers was a Muslim.

Fact: Big Sis says Muslim Americans are trying to torch off car bombs in major cities as I type this.

How stupid do they think we are.

30 posted on 09/09/2011 7:42:18 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

If they want us to accept them and tolerate them, they should rebuke and eliminate their militants. They haven’t and won’t. Everytime I see one, I shudder. Is they want to dress like and act like they are in the 7th century, they shouldn’t use cell phones and drive cars. Don’t need them here.


31 posted on 09/09/2011 7:48:33 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Morgana
"Every mosque and every organization has clear ... statements condemning these extreme views," said Haque.

That's interesting. How come no one ever hears about these "clear statements"?

Hand these "clear statements" off to the newspapers. If they won't write a story about it, run an add featuring these "clear statements". I'm sure you could even manage to get some folks on the talks shows to discuss these "clear statements".

But no. The only "clear statement" we have is the claim that there are "clear statements".

32 posted on 09/09/2011 7:53:04 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Morgana

Sometimes stereotypes are correct.


33 posted on 09/09/2011 8:07:58 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Morgana
"Every mosque and every organization has clear ... statements condemning these extreme views,"

Actions speak louder than words.

34 posted on 09/09/2011 8:08:44 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: Morgana
As posted by another freeper:

I learned everything I needed to know about islam on 9/11.

35 posted on 09/09/2011 8:14:18 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Morgana

When muslins start rebuking the “religion” that calls for the deaths of all non-muslims — which includes me, my family, and all my friends — I might start listening.


36 posted on 09/09/2011 8:19:47 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Realman30

Muslims Work to Separate Image From 9/11 Stereotypes.

Stop believing in a religion that is spread by the sword.

Jesus is Lord!!!


37 posted on 09/09/2011 8:21:43 AM PDT by thebreeze756 (Live Free or Die. Death is not the worse of evils. Gen. John Stark)
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To: Morgana

If they discovered that a virus affected the mind so that infected people committed honor killings, beheadings, clitorectomies on little girls, kill young women for pursuing an education, turn them into walking bombs and cause them to fly planes into buildings, there world be a worldwide search for a cure and every baby on the planet would be inoculated with vaccines to eradicate it.


38 posted on 09/09/2011 8:22:52 AM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: Morgana; Gilbo_3; hiredhand; Squantos; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne

“Muslims work to separate image from 9-11...”

Yes, of course, because EVERYONE knows it was Irish Catholic grandmoms who flew those aircraft into the WTC, while screaming “Erin go Bragh!”...

Well, they can work to separate it all they want.

But they OWN it, forever.

And the picture burned into my brain, other than MY countrymen leaping to their deaths, is of THEIR people cheering and celebrating in the streets, and that fat pig of a Palistinian woman doing the tongue warble in absolute celebratory glee at the deaths of MY people - innocent folks who were doing nothing more than trying to go to work to earn a living.

Yeah...they can try to separate it all they want. But THEY did it - their people, their co-islamists, their sick, satanic religion, and their lunatic brethern OWN it.

And while we’re there - those socialist/liberal buttwipes who let these b*stards into the country, and who knew they were here illegally, and who did nothing to stop them, and then who made excuses and remonstations at US about profiling and tolerance and all that other multiculti bullsh*t bear responsibility for it too.

They set up the circumstances for it to happen. We can put the blame for it squarely at their feet as well.

Over 3000 innocent people died that day because of a combination of political correctness, liberal insanity, Islamic terrorism, and pure, blind hatred.

We need to NEVER FORGET that - who they are, why they’re here, and what they ultimately want to do.


39 posted on 09/09/2011 8:32:13 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
“The Islamic mentality has never evolved beyond the Dark Ages.”

Paul Harvey might second that. I haven't found it as a recorded quote, but I remember hearing him say that today's tribal Muslim Arab/Persian/Turk is neither ready for nor capable of modern, peaceable, representative government.

40 posted on 09/09/2011 8:43:44 AM PDT by flowerplough (Pelosi on Republicans: "They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, ...")
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To: Morgana
"Our practices of Islam day and night are extremely peaceful," said Haque.

And because of that, when you look all throughout the Muslim world, what you see everywhere is peace, tolerance, prosperity and enlightenment.

Wait, wut?

41 posted on 09/09/2011 8:54:08 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Morgana

Uh... yeah.

The good ol’ Religion of Peace.

Sure.


42 posted on 09/09/2011 9:07:29 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Morgana

Extremely peaceful......Sharia Law

A total non-match


43 posted on 09/09/2011 9:33:13 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Morgana
"Muslims Work to Separate Image From 9/11 Stereotypes"

There are no "Stereotypes"; what we saw on 9/11 is all that Islam and Mohammed have to offer all us "infidels".

"Our practices of Islam day and night are extremely peaceful," said Haque."... This statement is a LIE, and under Taquia, it is perfectly legal for Muslims to LIE to infidels.

The Lord Jesus Christ LOVES you, Mohammed and Islam want you DEAD!

According to Mohammed and Islam, EVERYONE who does not believe that "Allah" is god, or that Mohamed is his "prophet" is an "infidel".

According to Mohammed and Islam, all us "infidels" have only one of THREE choices:

1) We can convert to Islam by choice or by "force" = "convert or you get a sword to the throat or a bullet to the head".

Oh, you don't like "choice number one", then you get a second choice under Islam:

2) You can become a SLAVE; owned by Islamic "masters" and subject to Shariah law (you know, that wonderful system of dehumanizing, barbaric, 7th century "law" where they cut off hands, kill women because they have disgraced themselves by allowing themselves to be raped, stoning, beheading, you know all that fun stuff).

Ok, you don't like "choice number two" either, then Islam gives you just one more third and final "choice":

3) You can DIE (We will KILL YOU) for your infidel "faith" or lack thereof.

The above three "choices" are the ONLY choices Islam offers all us infidels: Conversion, Enslavement or Death.

There are no "Muslim stereotypes", only the TRUTH about the blood thirsty so-called "prophet" Mohammed, and Islam, his false "religion" bent upon conquest and subjugation of the entire world through, Jihad.

Someone has aptly said: "All I need to know about Muslims and Islam, I learned on September 11, 2001.

44 posted on 09/09/2011 9:35:54 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Morgana
Sadly, this barbaric "religion" is making serious inroads in America. I recently received the following account from a friend who recently moved from New England to Florida. The enclosed "incident" happened on their way down when they stayed at a hotel in VA:

"We were shocked to see how northern VA had changed since we lived there. We stayed at a hotel in Tyson's Corner about a mile from where we used to live in Falls Church. It was a Saturday evening and we went out to walk around since we had been in the car all day. We came back in a rear door to the hotel where the conference rooms are located and you will never believe what we happened upon. It was a huge meeting of Muslim men associated with the Imam Al-Kisai and the Institute of America. They were praying and we really got some glaring stares.

I had read that there were Madrasas in Falls Church, VA but I never realized that it was happening in the neighborhood where we lived. I felt that I sensed evil while we were there. I don’t know if that was in my mind or a reality, but it was a strange feeling."

45 posted on 09/09/2011 9:47:28 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Morgana

A stereotype is that blacks like watermelon and fried chicken.Islam is not a stereotype;it’s the truth.


46 posted on 09/09/2011 2:28:42 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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To: Morgana

My first day of class learning about Islam came on September 11, 2001.


47 posted on 09/09/2011 3:31:53 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Morgana; All

Islam is from the devil, SATAN himself.


48 posted on 09/09/2011 3:34:07 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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