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NY Imam to Petition for Muhammad's Birthday as a National Holiday (Absolutely not)
The Christian Post ^ | March 9, 2012 | Luiza Oleszczuk

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: crushislam; fraud; islam; islamification; muhammad; muhammadbirthday; sharia

1 posted on 03/09/2012 8:15:35 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Annual “Talk Like A Pirate Day” has more significance to the average American than mad-Mo’s birthday.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 8:17:57 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Kaslin

March 7th is National Pork Crown Roast Day.

That should work.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 8:19:38 AM PST by tje
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To: Kaslin

Can’t wait for the April 26 lunch special at Leon’s BBQ Rib Shack.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 8:20:35 AM PST by Stosh
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To: Kaslin

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.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 8:24:17 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Kaslin

How about Charlie Manson.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 8:24:45 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Kaslin

If it should happen what’s the bet that there’d be all sorts of holiday stuff going on in public schools?


7 posted on 03/09/2012 8:25:24 AM PST by SkyDancer
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To: Kaslin

While we’re at it, how about “My donkey took a crap Day?”


8 posted on 03/09/2012 8:30:02 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Kaslin

The mosque that roiled and now this.. that’s right Muhammad keep on yanking the junk yard dogs’ chains. Real smart.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 8:31:35 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Kaslin

Go celebrate it in the 3rd world dirt hole of your choice muzzie, it won’t go here.


10 posted on 03/09/2012 8:33:58 AM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Kaslin

Muslims out terrorizing people and making sure they celebrate the prophet Muhammad’s birthday


11 posted on 03/09/2012 8:34:46 AM PST by molson209
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To: Stosh
Can’t wait for the April 26 lunch special at Leon’s BBQ Rib Shack.

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.

12 posted on 03/09/2012 8:35:35 AM PST by apillar
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To: Kaslin

How about EFF-NO!


13 posted on 03/09/2012 8:35:56 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Kaslin

Interestingly, this probably would be seen as offensive and blasphemous by many conservative Muslims, given that it does not conform to the Muslim calendar.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 8:35:56 AM PST by buwaya
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To: MichaelCorleone

We already have too many holidays. If we are going to celebrate Mohammed’s birthday, it needs to be combined with “Gay Pride” day.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 8:37:00 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Kaslin

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.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 8:42:21 AM PST by drypowder
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To: Kaslin

How ‘bout we celebrate every April 26th by cooking strips of bacon outside the nearest mosque?


17 posted on 03/09/2012 8:44:24 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: Kaslin

“Glorify a Pedophile Day!”


18 posted on 03/09/2012 8:47:13 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: Kaslin

AKA “Kill the Infidel” Day. No thank you.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 8:49:59 AM PST by BipolarBob (When do the salmon return to Capistrano?)
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To: Kaslin

from now on i serve pulled pork sandwiches and juicy ham that entire week...

mmmm

ham.

teeman


20 posted on 03/09/2012 8:52:35 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Kaslin

“Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” - Manuel II Palaiologos


21 posted on 03/09/2012 8:54:23 AM PST by Peter Vollmer
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To: Kaslin

“Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” - Manuel II Palaiologos


22 posted on 03/09/2012 8:54:35 AM PST by Peter Vollmer
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To: Kaslin

Holiday for a child molester?


23 posted on 03/09/2012 8:57:17 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Just talking about the “religion of peace”! Nothing to see here.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 9:11:29 AM PST by redflash ("A dog is a dog until you look him in the face, then he is Mr. Dog!")
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To: redflash

The moozies have a great strategy, immigrate and then cultural invasion by increment. They will win if some of us and Europe don’t wake up and smell the couscous.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 9:16:36 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Kaslin

If they approve this, it should be April 1st -— April Fools Day.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 9:24:53 AM PST by Humal
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To: Kaslin

If they approve this, it should be April 1st -— April Fools Day.


27 posted on 03/09/2012 9:25:15 AM PST by Humal
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To: Kaslin
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

Moslems declared holy war against us in 1996 and 1998. We are still at war with them.

28 posted on 03/09/2012 9:30:37 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: SkyDancer

> holiday stuff going on in public schools?

Yeah, like 50 year old teachers raping 9 year old girls, in honor of Mo-HAM-head’s consummation of his “marriage” to 9 year old Aisha.


29 posted on 03/09/2012 10:22:28 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Kaslin

I propose National Pork Rind Day instead. We can celebrate it a mosques if the cleric prefers.


30 posted on 03/09/2012 10:23:14 AM PST by CCGuy (USAF (Ret.))
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To: Kaslin

They can take this gutter “religion” and shove it where the sun never goes.
Do you know you can get a free Koran?
Some islamic group will send you one for free.
Great for starting bonfires.


31 posted on 03/09/2012 10:29:10 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Westbrook
Maybe they can color pictures like this?

Photobucket

32 posted on 03/09/2012 10:31:42 AM PST by SkyDancer
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To: SkyDancer

LOL!!!!!


33 posted on 03/09/2012 11:03:37 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Kaslin; Yaelle; Jewbacca; All
Unfortunately, given current Supreme Court precedents, it may be impossible not to grant some form of this request in jurisdictions that already allow employees to take time off for Jewish holidays.

My understanding — and please correct me if I'm wrong — is the main legal argument used until now for recognizing Christmas, Easter, Good Friday, and other Christian holidays but not Jewish holidays at the federal level is that Christmas and Easter have acquired secular as well as religious meanings, and no other religious group has anywhere near the number of adherents benefited by observance of Good Friday and other secondary Christian holidays.

If, however, time is allowed off by a local or state government for Jewish observance of Yom Kippur, Passover, and other religious holidays, the number of Muslims in some of our major cities will soon exceed the number of Jews, and at that point it will become legally impossible not to treat Muslims as a significant religious group warranting accommodation of their beliefs.

Again, if I'm wrong — and I hope I am — please show me.

I don't think I have a problem with the post office printing stamps commemorating Eid, as they have done, since they've done the same for years for Christian and Jewish holidays. However, if a government agency refused to acknowledge a Muslim holiday and got sued for doing so, I'm afraid the consequences might lead to even more radical anti-religious court decisions such as banning government observance of Christian holidays, not necessarily accommodation for Muslim holidays.

And yes, I do understand the difference between accommodating an individual employee's sincerely held religious convictions and proclaiming a holiday honoring a day in a specific religion. The legal principles are different but not unrelated.

34 posted on 03/09/2012 11:08:12 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Kaslin

I’ll burn a Koran in honor of it.


35 posted on 03/09/2012 11:09:17 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

How ‘bout we just burn the mosque down? Why not? Saracens do that and worse to ‘’other faiths’’ all the time.


36 posted on 03/09/2012 11:19:17 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Kaslin

As the saying goes, “You can’t make this stuff up”.
I didn’t read the whole article, but I will now,
maybe there was something I missed.


37 posted on 03/09/2012 11:26:38 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine

I did miss the thing about the interfaith initiative.
I first thought the Imam was trying to promote it as
a Federal holiday where stores are closed, school is out, but
it looks like that’s not it.Or did I miss something again?


38 posted on 03/09/2012 11:33:30 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: jmacusa

“How ‘bout we just burn the mosque down? Why not?”

I have to admit, I like the way you think.


39 posted on 03/09/2012 12:03:05 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Hey, turn around is fair play, right? Jus’ sayin’. I mean, it’s all about ‘’multicultrual’’ and all, and Saracens are ALWAYS killin’ people and burnin’ stuff(heavy sarcasm here) Maybe they do that ‘cuz, like, they’re ALWAYS doin’ that to ‘’other faiths’’ and nobody’s doing that to them, ya know? Maybe because nobody’s doin’ that to them maybe that’s why they’re ALWAYS so OFFENDED! So maybe if we started killin’ and burnin’ all their stuff maybe they won’t ALWAYS be so OFFENDED. “jus’ sayin’.


40 posted on 03/09/2012 12:12:49 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

I could see it on Feb 30th.
Mohammad’s birthday and National pedophilia day.


41 posted on 03/09/2012 4:30:07 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kaslin

He ain’t my prophet. He’s not in the Hebrew Scriptures.


42 posted on 03/09/2012 9:34:43 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: LyinLibs

‘My cat puked a hairball Day’.


43 posted on 03/09/2012 9:35:45 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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