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Old 09-07-2011, 06:47 AM
 
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'Muslim Family Day' will spread peace at Six Flags - Houston Chronicle

I received an email about this and figured it was a hoax, but amazingly it's not.. or it is and even the Houston Chronicle fell for it. Anyhow, everyone I work with thinks it's not a good idea at all and I agree with them. There's bad timing and then there's just looking for trouble and I would go with the latter on this one.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels
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I have to agree also. I think the timing is not good. They should pick a different day. I am not against muslims having a get together and party in a public place but 9/11 it not the day.

A spoke person from Six Flags said that Six Flags is not sponsering this.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:07 AM
 
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'Muslim Family Day' will spread peace at Six Flags - Houston Chronicle

I received an email about this and figured it was a hoax, but amazingly it's not.. or it is and even the Houston Chronicle fell for it. Anyhow, everyone I work with thinks it's not a good idea at all and I agree with them. There's bad timing and then there's just looking for trouble and I would go with the latter on this one.
Big deal. A family day for Muslims at Fiesta Texas.

It wasn't ordinary Muslims that did the damage, it was the radicals.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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It does seem a little tacky though. Like its a holiday now or something.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:25 AM
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Location: Ohio
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They're celebrating the end of Ramadan. A Muslim holiday determined the schedule for this.

I doubt that any folks attending 9/11 remembrances will have Fiesta Texas on their agenda for 9/11.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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Its not a holiday??? Its the day after Ramadan "The holy month of fasting". It just happens to be in September. They are celebrating EID. "Its kinda of the Muslim X-mass" how would we feel if they judge us on when to celebrate X-mass??? Or better yet move it to January.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:38 AM
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Its not a holiday??? Its the day after Ramadan "The holy month of fasting". It just happens to be in September. They are celebrating EID. "Its kinda of the Muslim X-mass" how would we feel if they judge us on when to celebrate X-mass??? Or better yet move it to January.
Interesting parallel. I used to have a Muslim family in my neighborhood who decorated their house for Eid.

Sounds like asking them to move this could be the equivalent of asking Christian families to postpone their celebration of Christmas.

So if the shoe were on the other foot, the equivalent would be...

"It's fine to celebrate Christmas. Just don't do it in public places on Christmas Day. Wait a day or two, or better yet, a couple of months so that no one gets offended."

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Old 09-07-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Thanks for the explanation - when I first saw it, yeah - blood pressure jumped. Decided to wait and see what background info came out, and glad I did. Were it just a day that was picked, yeah - I'd be all over it. Given that it's an observance from one of their special religious observances, I've got to say it's up to them to celebrate it where/how they desire, and I can respect it. Just as not every "Christian" is responsible for atrocities committed in their name, neither are Muslims - something we DO need to remember.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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This is just another example of American marketing prowess at making a buck off some group...
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Just as not every "Christian" is responsible for atrocities committed in their name, neither are Muslims - something we DO need to remember.
We need more attitudes like this in the world.
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