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Old 06-27-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Not quite the same thing. No one was hollering anything. And this was on a public street, not in a mosque.
It does not matter, it was NOT invited, I, you, and everyone else have the right to be in public without being accosted by people pushing their religion.

Hollering is not the issue, the utter arrogance of these people, even if the words were polite. How dare anyone look at me and decided that I need to hear the nonsense that is in their head. Religion is just like genitalia, don't pull it out in public.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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It does not matter, it was NOT invited, I, you, and everyone else have the right to be in public without being accosted by people pushing their religion.

Hollering is not the issue, the utter arrogance of these people, even if the words were polite. How dare anyone look at me and decided that I need to hear the nonsense that is in their head. Religion is just like genitalia, don't pull it out in public.
I still think, at least for the time being, we have freedom of expression in public places. No one was accosted. If they didn't want to take the literature, they didn't have to. I don't think there's a law against "arrogance." Five blocks from the festival, come on.

No one has mentioned this. What do the non-Muslims in Michigan think when the call to prayer is broadcast five times a day for all to hear? Talk about exposed genitalia!
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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If they were just hanging out having a discussion with these people they should not have been arrested. If they were shouting their message and harrassing these people at their festival then, yes, I can see how arresting them would make sense.

I read an article awhile back (and I think it was about Michigan) that spoke of some push for the Muslims to be able to have their Mosques fill the neighborhoods with the call to prayer, 5 TIMES A DAY, starting at dawn. If that happened in my neighborhood I think I would freak out. THAT would be a true disturbance of the peace, in my humble opinion.

I believe the town council did allow them to broadcast, in the end. It's some small town in Michigan.
Well, christians have always had church bells ringing as a call to prayer among other reasons. Are you suggesting that no other religion but christianity should be allowed a call to prayer?
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Well, christians have always had church bells ringing as a call to prayer among other reasons. Are you suggesting that no other religion but christianity should be allowed a call to prayer?
I don't belong to a church of any kind, but the bells can be pretty and don't, as far as I know, wake people up at the crack of dawn with Arabic chanting.

Just do me a favor. Put on some good headphones or turn up your speakers if you can and listen to the call to prayer and then imagine that happening 5 TIMES a day starting at dawn when you are in the middle of a beautiful non-religious dream. Then imagine sharia law impacting you in a not so beautiful way.

These guys don't play around.

Like I said, I'm going to start a religion where it is mandatory that you listen to my techno music cranked up every 2 hours starting at midnight. The call to dance.
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