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NY Imam: Mohammed's birthday should be national holiday
Examiner ^ | March 6, 2012 | Timothy Whiteman

Posted on 03/07/2012 10:21:08 AM PST by NYer


Muslim cleric Mohd Qayyoom

Muslim cleric Mohd Qayyoom of the Jackson Heights area of Queens, NY is calling for the birth date of Islam's founder to be declared a National Holiday.
The Times-Ledger of Queens, NY has quoted the leader of the Muhammadi Community Center as stating:
"We’ll give the message of peace, we’ll give the message of interfaith harmony."
Qayyom went on to say:
"We want one day, an annual holiday like Christmas."
The imam has spoken out against terrorism and radicalism, much to the disconcertion of many of his fellow Muslims.

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1 posted on 03/07/2012 10:21:12 AM PST by NYer
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To: americanophile

Ping!


2 posted on 03/07/2012 10:21:44 AM PST by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: NYer
I'm always good for another holiday.
Good day to barbecue some pork ribs over an open fire of burning korans...

Just joking, although I'm always good with barbecuing some pork ribs over an open fire of burning korans -- you never grant holidays or days of recognition to murderous, satanically inspired, pedophiles. Particularly one whose teachings have led to such misery in many parts of the world.

3 posted on 03/07/2012 10:25:54 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: NYer

“Allah-Akbar!!!”


4 posted on 03/07/2012 10:26:29 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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Yeah, because of the prominent role Mohammed has played in... er... getting innocent American citizens murdered.

If this suggestion were a Tweet, the hashtags would be #ToneDeaf and #Clueless.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 10:26:36 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: NYer

Heh. I’d take the day off work ... but, it’d be “Infidel Day” in my house.

I’ll go to a Bible study, eat bacon all day, and watch a 24 marathon. I’ll have to buy a Club Gitmo shirt, though. Nothing says “Merry Infidel Day” like a little waterboarding.

SnakeDoc


6 posted on 03/07/2012 10:30:01 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: NYer

OK, what day is it?


7 posted on 03/07/2012 10:30:28 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: NYer

I would advocate armed rebellion against any government in this country that would attempt to make such a move!


8 posted on 03/07/2012 10:31:38 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: NYer

I actually agree with this . We could enjoy a day to burn Korans and pee on cartoons of Mo. I pick 9/11.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 10:32:18 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: NYer

hell yeah, make it another 3 day weekend so we can go to the beaches and wear bikinis and cook sausage on the grill and charge a bunch of stuff made in China on our VISA cards

Imagine the decorations - green lights, dates, camels, palm trees, swords

Uh Oh, that dude over there just bought a made-in-China card with Muhammed’s picture ... they KEEL HEEM


10 posted on 03/07/2012 10:32:34 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: ops33
OK, what day is it?

February 31.

11 posted on 03/07/2012 10:32:34 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: ops33
"OK, what day is it?

6/06 at 6:06 AM...

12 posted on 03/07/2012 10:32:40 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: SnakeDoctor

I’m there...infidel day has a nice ring to it.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 10:32:40 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: NYer

Not THIS Nation!

We Christians will not sit by and watch Easter vacation become “Spring Break” and Christmas become “holiday break”, and then have the 2 percent that really hate this culture, handed their own “national holiday”!!


14 posted on 03/07/2012 10:32:40 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: NYer

You already CELEBRATE 9/11!!!!

What ELSE do you want!??!?!?!


15 posted on 03/07/2012 10:33:46 AM PST by G Larry
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To: NYer

The unions should be all for this: They would celebrate Adolf Hitler’s birthday if it meant a day off with pay.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 10:33:59 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: NYer
I agree, but only in Islamic countries, (like England, France, Sweden, Iran, Iraq, you know, Muslim countries)
17 posted on 03/07/2012 10:34:01 AM PST by fish hawk (Isa. 42:12 Let them give glory unto the Lord and declare his praise in the islands. (Maui))
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To: NYer

really , so they have no idea what he looked like, all they know is that he married and had sex with a little girl, sex with her at age 9 and married her at age 6.
He lived in a cave, was a caravan leader and went on a winged horse to heaven and flew back on one after speaking with God.

His birthday, LOL they have no clue to be exact when that was and I certainly do not think we should be celebrating a child molester and I don’t expect the MSM to point that fact about mohammed out, hell they can’t even mention holy Bible but they can say holy koran.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 10:34:32 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: NYer

Fluke you, Imam.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 10:34:36 AM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: ops33
OK, what day is it?

I'll go for either February 30, or April 31.

20 posted on 03/07/2012 10:35:20 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: NYer

National Bacon Day.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 10:36:42 AM PST by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: NYer

Within five years,it will be.Also within the same five years, the Founding Fathers’ names, beliefs,history, and sacrifices will be expunged from American history.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 10:37:05 AM PST by sport
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To: ops33

Hopefully October 7th; then the freaks can celebrate his birth while the West celebrates the anniversary of Lepanto.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 10:37:47 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: NYer

When Muhammad died, Abu Bakr (the first Caliph) said “If you worship Muhammad, know that Muhammad is dead. If you worship Allah, Allah lives forever.”


24 posted on 03/07/2012 10:38:07 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: NYer

FUMQ!


25 posted on 03/07/2012 10:38:33 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NYer

We already have one. It’s celebrated on April 1st.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 10:39:21 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: NYer

LALALALALALALALALALALALA!!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 03/07/2012 10:39:38 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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"We want one day, an annual holiday like Christmas."

How about June 57th and a one way trip (or a long swim) back to Kenya.

28 posted on 03/07/2012 10:39:37 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: NYer

So this is what we’ve devolved into.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 10:40:18 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: sport

“Also within the same five years, the Founding Fathers’ names, beliefs,history, and sacrifices will be expunged from American history.”

That’s already done; like Christianity, Western Civilization had to be thrown into the dustbin of history to make way for a New World Order with minimal informed resistance. I liked the TEA Party’s use of symbols of this nation’s birth; really makes them stand out in contrast to what is replacing “America”.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 10:41:19 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: All
I agree, and we can celebrate by burning down every Mosque in America.
31 posted on 03/07/2012 10:41:19 AM PST by troy McClure
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To: SueRae

I like it too. We could wear ham hats and celebrate it on the day Binny was offed.


32 posted on 03/07/2012 10:41:53 AM PST by toolman1401
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To: NYer

If this ever happens, I guarantee some new family traditions:

1. Bacon breakfast, pulled pork lunch, pork rib dinner
2. Peeing toward Mecca
3. Cartoon Mohamed drawing contest

Hey, I’m curious. Can I mail lard to a mosque in Mecca? Does anyone have an address?


33 posted on 03/07/2012 10:42:30 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: BibChr

The left went full Dhimmi on 9/12


34 posted on 03/07/2012 10:45:19 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: NYer

Post self moderated.

LLS


35 posted on 03/07/2012 10:47:41 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: NYer

What day is it?

I want to be sure to pizz toward Mecca all day.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 10:48:15 AM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Yo Iman.....Where do they teach you to talk like this? In some Panama City “Sailor wanna hump-hump” bar, or is it getaway day and your last shot at his whiskey? Sell crazy someplace else, we’re all stocked up here..Melvin Udall


37 posted on 03/07/2012 10:48:33 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: NYer

The funny thing about all this is that Mohammad himself was against celebrating his birthday. He said not to follow any more holidays than he listed. If they do make it a holiday anyways it would be a good time for the annual big trash collection many communities have.


38 posted on 03/07/2012 10:54:58 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: I cannot think of a name; NYer; pyx

Answered my own question:

February, 2012 (the 12 of Rabi al-Awwal).

The Islamic calendar is a 12 month lunar calendar meaning that all months move progressively earlier year by year relative to the Gregorian. So the date for a baconfest will be in January of 2013, December of 2014, etc.

How nice of them to keep it out of Catholic/Orthodox fasting seasons for the next couple of years!


39 posted on 03/07/2012 10:58:58 AM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: NYer
Do we get to shoot guns in the air in the traditional muslim fashion?


40 posted on 03/07/2012 11:17:01 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: lightman
According to the World Almanac it will be Jan. 24 in 2013, Jan. 13 in 2014, and Jan. 3 in 2015. The next Islamic year begins later in 2015 and they don't show it but Muhammad's birthday would fall again in December (either the 23rd or 24th). It comes 10 or 11 days earlier each year because their year is either 354 or 355 days long.

Shi'ites apparently celebrate his birthday 5 days later than Sunnis do.

41 posted on 03/07/2012 11:23:08 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: NYer

They should have a day set aside to thank the civilized world for having the restraint (so far) to not militarily deal with them as we probably should have decades ago.

They should set aside a day to thank America for letting them practice their vioent theology within our borders.

They should set aside a day to apologize for their horrific treatment to their own people, to Christians, to Women, etc. Those who fail to speak out or attempt to stop their fellow muslims should similarly apologize.


42 posted on 03/07/2012 11:41:14 AM PST by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: G Larry

their own “national holiday”!!

Spring break.
Holiday break.

Break Mohammed day?


43 posted on 03/07/2012 5:46:18 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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