Skip to comments.Pentecostal Church in North Carolina Is Turned Into Islamic Center
Posted on 05/19/2017 8:27:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A former Pentecostal Church in rural North Carolina was turned into an Islamic center on Saturday where an Episcopal priest and pastors from other denominations took part in a joint service to dedicate the facility.
The Raleigh News & Observer reported Friday that while the Islamic Center of Smithfield is not the first to exist in Johnston County, it's currently the only one in the area after another mosque was closed. The new Islamic Center is now housed is what once was the Pentecostals of Smithfield church building.
On Saturday, local Christian leaders took part in a joint service at the new Islamic Center of Smithfield, which has a population of just over 10,000, where passages from the Bible and Quran were read.
Episcopal Priest Jim Melynk said he saw it as an "important statement that we take each other's faith seriously," citing the common origins and similarities the two faiths share.
"I see it as an important statement of community, that we take each other's faiths seriously. I want to acknowledge how important it is to build bridges in the community when we're living in a time that is so anxiety ridden and there's so much mistrust going on in the world around us. It's important when we can find common ground and share our community," Melynk added.
Ali Muhammad, a local Muslim who was born in Venezuela and whose parents are from Jerusalem, helped organize the service and said he believes it was God's will that he and his community are there.
"Part of it is destiny; it's the will of God that we're here and we've done well," he said, adding that he's not concerned about backlash in town.
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Smithfield. Home of those delicious pork products I so wish I could eat but the gout pain ain’t worth it. Hope it rains bacon and smoked ham on this cow paddy.
Its Smithfield VIRGINIA, you moron.
had to laugh. I was looking at the other headlines at the CP and saw this:
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As for the Islamic Center, IMO, proof of the coming judgment.
They are implanting everywhere.
Johnson City is up in the mountains in the western part of the state.
Ooops, sorry, that Johnson County, it’s in Smithfield, hope they enjoy the ham...../s
Should have been burned, or torn, down before letting the muzzles have it.
The history of Islam conquering a nation is they destroy churches and build a mosque on the ruins or convert the church into a mosque. The Islamization on our Republic continues.
Ali Muhammad, a local Muslim who was born in Venezuela and whose parents are from Jerusalem, helped organize the service and said he believes it was God’s will that he and his community are there.
Islam believes that it is Allah’s will for Islam to be the only religion.
They are commanded to spread across the world and spread Islam.
By any means necessary.
Allah’s will is that they subjugate, convert or kill the rest of us.
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