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(Reston VA) US synagogue welcomes Muslims seeking a place to pray
BBC ^ | 8/16/2012

Posted on 08/17/2012 7:49:09 AM PDT by markomalley

Muslims around the world are gathering for Friday prayers, and in one neighbourhood in the US state of Virginia, the worshippers will enter a building that could hardly be further from a traditional mosque.

At a time when religious differences are sparking conflict in the Middle East and beyond - it is cooperation between two faiths which is allowing this unique programme flourish.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: amish; deathwish; fairfaxcounty; interfaith; rop; synagogue
The bulk of the story is on the video at the link, above.

They are talking about the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation (Reform), located at 1441 Wiehle Avenue Reston, VA 20190. These folks say about themselves:

We are a vibrant and growing congregation offering a wide array of worship, educational, social justice, cultural and fellowship opportunities for congregants of all ages.

As a Reform Jewish community, NVHC is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, the national organization of the Reform Movement.

At NVHC, we are especially proud of our strong sense of caring and community as well as our deep commitment to learning and tikkun olam - repairing the world. Above all, we value the diversity of our 470 member households, welcoming Jews from all backgrounds and embracing interfaith couples who desire to become part of a Jewish community.

I wonder if this NVHC already pays the Jizya?

1 posted on 08/17/2012 7:49:16 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Idiots.

Anywhere Muslims pray becomes, by definition, a mosque.

Soon they will demand access to their new mosque.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 7:54:39 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: markomalley

keep your friends close and your enemies closer.


3 posted on 08/17/2012 7:55:09 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: markomalley

Let them use the knife sharpener in the kitchen too?


4 posted on 08/17/2012 7:56:58 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: markomalley

I applaud your tolerance but don’t let it blind you!


5 posted on 08/17/2012 7:57:16 AM PDT by vet7279
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To: markomalley

What’s next, Ashteroth poles and alters to Baal?


6 posted on 08/17/2012 8:00:22 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: markomalley

“Never again,” becomes “Thank you, sir. May I have another ?”


7 posted on 08/17/2012 8:00:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

chickens invite wolf into hen house. what could possibly go wrong?


8 posted on 08/17/2012 8:08:25 AM PDT by bravo whiskey
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To: markomalley

Gosh, I read about Jews praying in mosques, all the time. No surprise here. Heh. The NVHC dupes will be the first subjugated and beheaded when the murderous, subhuman muzzie sleeper-terrorist filth decide to go after ‘soft targets’ here in the US, right after Israel hits Iran and SHTF in the ME. Hope I’m wrong.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 8:23:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: markomalley

On Tuesdays they open the place up for atheists to “not-pray”, just before the neo-Nazi meeting.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 8:32:08 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
re: On Tuesdays they open the place up for atheists to “not-pray”, just before the neo-Nazi meeting.

Sure, but would they allow Christians in to pray? I doubt it. The funny thing about liberal American Jews is that they have no problem with Jews being atheists, Buddhists, new agers, etc. But don't believe in Jesus. That is anathema to them.

11 posted on 08/17/2012 8:49:16 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Nevadan

I always think back to the scene in Mars Attacks where the pacifists atop the building are welcoming the aliens...before they are disintegrated by a martian ray gun. Fools!


12 posted on 08/17/2012 9:11:05 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: markomalley

Hope they bring in the bomb sniffing dogs after they finish.


13 posted on 08/17/2012 9:11:08 AM PDT by roostercashews (A gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: markomalley

Why can’t they pray at home or anywhere they happen to be? I don’t need a special place to pray. I pray in my car, home, office, etc. They can turn their bodies to the east if they need to but they don’t need a specific physical place to pray!


14 posted on 08/17/2012 9:22:25 AM PDT by Married with Children
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To: markomalley

There is such a thing as being so open-minded that your brain falls out.

Case in point.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 9:43:29 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: hal ogen
Me too! Great movie with unexpectedly profound social commentary. Another good one: Idiocracy
16 posted on 08/17/2012 9:55:37 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: markomalley
This is just suicidal. Maybe they need some Obamacare mental health assistance.
17 posted on 08/17/2012 9:56:15 AM PDT by Truth29
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18 posted on 08/17/2012 10:38:38 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: markomalley

http://www.aesopfables.com/cgi/aesop1.cgi?srch&ab/TheManandtheViper

Aesop’s Fable: The Man and the Viper.

I suggest the members of this synagogue read it.


19 posted on 08/18/2012 9:25:02 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: ZULU

SORRY! Wrong Fable.

They should read THIS one:

THE FARMER AND THE VIPER

One winter a Farmer found a Viper frozen and numb with cold, and out of pity picked it up andplaced it in his bosom. The Viper was no sooner revived by the warmth than it turned upon itsbenefactor and inflicted a fatal bite upon him; and as the poor man lay dying, he cried, “I have only got what I deserved, for taking compassion on so villainous a creature.

“Kindness is thrown away upon the evil.”


20 posted on 08/18/2012 9:30:13 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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