Skip to comments.NY Imam to Petition for Muhammad's Birthday as a National Holiday (Absolutely not)
Posted on 03/09/2012 8:15:28 AM PST by Kaslin
NEW YORK - A New York imam has declared that he will start a campaign on April 22 to make the April 26 birthday of the Muslim prophet Muhammad a national holiday celebrated by Muslims and people of other faiths.
Mohammad Abdul Qayyoom, head of the Muhammadi Community Center in Jackson Heights in the NYC borough of Queens, published a copy of the petition via the center's Facebook page to be signed by other religious leaders. The interfaith initiative asks for an establishment of April 26 as a federal holiday, "so that we can enjoy this day like the joy of Christmas."
"One good thing [about] this country are celebrations," Qayyoom told The Christian Post Wednesday. "We have many celebrations -- we have Christmas, we have the Valentine's Day, we have Halloween, we have many many traditions."
Muslims would like to have one day as a holiday in the United States, Qayyoom told CP. And that would be April 26. The date was proposed because it is the day historically recognized as the day the prophet Muhammad was born in 570 A.D., the imam said. The Muslim calendar, following the lunar calendar, makes celebrating most holidays (like Ramadan) tricky in relation to the regular calendar, as they are movable, therefore celebrating that historical date seems reasonable, he claimed in the statement.
Members of the Muhammadi Community Center have been considering this plan since the center was established in 2005, Qayyoom told CP. It is meant as an initiative that would unite the community and invite people of all faiths to celebrate together, he emphasized.
"Because Prophet Muhammad said, 'I am not the prophet of only Muslims. I am the prophet of all human beings,'" the imam told CP.
Annual “Talk Like A Pirate Day” has more significance to the average American than mad-Mo’s birthday.
March 7th is National Pork Crown Roast Day.
That should work.
Can’t wait for the April 26 lunch special at Leon’s BBQ Rib Shack.
Just one more step in the (attempted) islamification of America. Anyone could have seen this coming. And the powers that be invited it.
However, We the People are on the march and a lot of things are going to be set right starting in 1/20/13, including this nonsense.
How about Charlie Manson.
If it should happen what’s the bet that there’d be all sorts of holiday stuff going on in public schools?
While we’re at it, how about “My donkey took a crap Day?”
The mosque that roiled and now this.. that’s right Muhammad keep on yanking the junk yard dogs’ chains. Real smart.
Go celebrate it in the 3rd world dirt hole of your choice muzzie, it won’t go here.
Muslims out terrorizing people and making sure they celebrate the prophet Muhammad’s birthday
Not to mention all the furniture stores and car dealers that would advertise for a Mohammad's Birthday Sale the same they do for every other holiday. A dancing cartoon Muhammad with a dollar sign on his turban singing, "MOE SAYS TURNPIKE AUTO'S PRICES ARE LOW LOW LOW!!!
Yeah, I think Muslims would probably regret it if they ever got their wish.
How about EFF-NO!
Interestingly, this probably would be seen as offensive and blasphemous by many conservative Muslims, given that it does not conform to the Muslim calendar.
We already have too many holidays. If we are going to celebrate Mohammed’s birthday, it needs to be combined with “Gay Pride” day.
Let’s see, create a national holiday in the US for the Islamic profit Muhammad thus emboldening Muslims to further their crusade to kill infidels, Christians and Americans. Deny the holiday and it will offend the Muslims and they will kill infidels, Christians and Americans. Boy, what a deal we’ve created for ourselves by allowing the country to be flooded with Muslims and other peoples that hate white Americans.
How ‘bout we celebrate every April 26th by cooking strips of bacon outside the nearest mosque?
“Glorify a Pedophile Day!”
AKA “Kill the Infidel” Day. No thank you.
from now on i serve pulled pork sandwiches and juicy ham that entire week...
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