Skip to comments.Mosque says to avoid Western holidays
Posted on 10/03/2007 6:24:04 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
TORONTO - A Toronto mosque is telling Muslims not to say "Happy Thanksgiving" or invite friends into their homes for turkey dinner on the holiday weekend.
The Khalid Bin Al-Walid Mosque says to "avoid participating" in dinners, parties or greetings on Thanksgiving because it is a kuffaar, or non-Muslim, celebration.
A two-part article on the mosque Web site says Muslims should also "stay completely away" from "Halloween trick-and treat nonsense," Christmas, New Year's, anniversaries, birthdays and Earth Day.
"How can we bring ourselves to congratulate or wish people well for their disobedience to Allah? Thus expressions such as:Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, etc, are completely out," it says.
In 2003, the Khalid mosque, which mainly serves the Toronto Somali-Canadian community, apologized for a newsletter that compared wishing someone a Merry Christmas to congratulating a murderer.
At the time, a junior employee was blamed for the slight, but the mosque's Web site has since posted similar edicts covering not only Christmas but also virtually every other Western celebration.
Muslims who participate in the holidays are termed ignorant and hypocritical.
While not all are religious holidays, the Internet site says Muslims are required to be different from non-Muslims "in matters which are representative of them or are characteristic of their identity."
Also banned, it says, are: watching sports or soap operas, walking dogs, family photos, wedding bands, Western hats, mingling and shaking hands with the opposite sex.
"Allah and his messenger have warned us against following or imitating non-Muslims in things which are characteristic of their religion or beliefs. This is more emphasized in the case of their eids [festivals] or occasions, which always hold some religious or ideological non-Islamic meanings, and on which the kuffaar indulge in many evil practices."
The Web site also has a question-and-answer section, which advises that Muslims can join political parties only if they are "able to exert some influence on the direction of the party so that it will take an Islamic direction."
Elsewhere in the Q&A section, it says that, "with strong determination and patience, the world will God-willing be under the Muslims' control."
The mosque is run by a federally registered charity. Rival factions within the Somali Muslim community are fighting in court for control of the charity. The mosque president could not be reached yesterday.
Now look at what you asked again.
They have told you hundreds of times what their intentions are - have you been listening?
The link you posted says they do at the end of harvest just sooner so how can you say they don’t celebrate thanksgiving?
I’m watching and listening.
Just any old thing to avoid assimilation. These guys are Muslim separatists.
Amazing how the left (aclu, dems, media) and these bastards are cozy-simpattico. They both are actively working to eliminate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and anything related to Christianity.
Looks like this year I double my spending for holiday things!
Nuts to the head-chopping, pig-hating bastards!
I joined FR over 6 years ago thinking I could make a change - I thought I could speak out and possibly forewarn my fellow countrymen about the dangers posed by Islamic totalitarianism. I thought with 20 years under my belt that I knew what the hell I was talking about - but in the end I've failed. Now days I feel like I'm simply pissing in the wind.
You misunderstood me. They don’t celebrate the same Thanksgiving Day as we do in the US. Thanksgiving...yes, but not OUR US Thanksgiving Day. Similiar but not quite the same. Sorry if I confused you.
Hang in there...
No I understood you alright my point was the only difference is we celebrate it on a different day yet the reason is the same basically.
After their first harvest, the colonists of the Plymouth Plantation held a celebration of food and feasting in the fall of 1621. Indian chiefs Massassoit, Squanto and Samoset joined in the celebration with ninety of their men in the three-day event.
Same message as years ago in the Netherlands:
The Amsterdam mosque and the foundation El Tawheed have spead a flyer where there is a warning about Christian celebrations/holidays: “How can you join the festivities from the enemy just as if it where you’re own?”. Also on the website of the foundation is stated about how muslims must deal with neighbors that are non-believers; “Advised is it not to live amongst them” and “We must never make friendship with them”.
Personally I do not celebrate Christmas but I love the Christmas season! At work I decorated my cubicle with a red ribbon and a “jingle bell” just to set an example for other employees who might be too intimidated.
I can remember when there were company Christmas parties and a big tree in the lobby.
Sometimes I have that feeling too, but even in a leftist country like the Netherlands more and more people are waking up to the dangers of islamic totalitarianism, mainly because people who wanr of the danger simply refuse to be silent or give up.
If people want on or off this list, please let me know.
If people want on or off this list, please let me know.
Short version: “Don’t assimilate. Islam Uber Alles!”
Relax! These are just the first steps in erasing Western culture. It’s gonna take centuries. Just ask those who’ve been conquered by them in the past. We’ve got plenty of time before English is outlawed and every landmark is given an arabic name and we forget who we were.