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Originally posted by Alien DNA
The burning down of the 6 churches in Alabama,
Who did it ?
Are there Islamic militants in the U.S?
Its not that hard to believe there is quite a large contingent of muslims in America.
Its good propaganda (on a small scale) for Al jazeera to tell the masses in the Middle East.
Your thoughts please.
Originally posted by ReginalBigsby
Attacking places of worship is forbidin in Jihad, as dictated by the Prophet Mohamed and writen in the Quran. Same goes for attacking hospitals, and a few other that I can't remember. I highly doubt it was a terror attack, because they would not be granted an eternity in heaven and they's loose out on the whole 100 virgins deal. Believe it or not there are rules to Jihad. I read it somewherea few hours ago, I'll try and find the link again.
Edit:Almost forgot. I'll bet that this is some sort of hate crime, be it KKK or just a group of dumb rednecks. I do realize that the churches were all different types(ethicity/creed), but I'm still putting my money of hate crimes.
[edit on 4-2-2006 by ReginalBigsby]
Originally posted by Alien DNA
If its forbidden to attack a place of worship in the quran why were a load of churches bombed in Iraq last week?
The splinter groups from the main Islam belief have become very dangerous with no respect for anybody.
This Persian invasion stirred the whole empire and by 622 AD, emperor Heraclius had already recaptured the whole territory and forced the Persians to return the war trophies amongst which the relic of the Cross, which was returned to the church of the Holy Sepulchre on the 20th of March 630 AD.
The arrival of the Arab conquerors in 638 AD did not alter the sanctity of this shrine. This is how the Patriarch of Alexandria, Eutichius (X cent.), describes the events of the Arab conquest:
Omar ibn al-Khattab and his generals left Syria towards Jerusalem and laid siege to the city. Sofronius, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, went to Omar ibn al-Khattab who granted his protection to the inhabitants and the city through a letter handed over to the Patriarch himself. Omar ibn al-Khattab granted the safeguard of the Christian sites ordering not to destroy them or to use them as living quarters.
In this account by Eutichius it is said that Omar ibn al-Khattab paid a visit to the church of the Resurrection and sat in its courtyard but at the time of prayer he left the church and prayed outside, fearing that future generations might use his prayer inside the church as a pretext for converting it into a mosque. Eutichius further say that Omar ibn al-Khattab wrote also a decree which he handed to the Patriarch, in which he prohibited that Muslims gather in prayer at the site.
Maybe by learning about those examples, and the rest of the brutal oppression of the Christians in the Holy Lands, you'll learn what brought about the Crusades.
Originally posted by Todeskopf
he told me the other day that they are looking at a white supremacist link since all of the churches that were burnt had flags at half-staff in reverence to Coretta Scott-King...and believe me folks...there is a LOT of KKK in the Bibb-Chilton county area, the largest Klavern in the state of ALabama is in Chilton County
Ingram said there have been 59 church fires in Alabama in the past five years, including the nine reported in the past four days, and 19 were ruled arsons.
"It was well before dawn and in the dim light [witness] Lawley couldn't get a good look inside the dark SUV as it pulled out from behind the fire-scarred church. He couldn't tell how many people were inside or make out their features. He certainly had no way of knowing for sure whether they were, as some have theorized, old-time racists reliving a sordid era in the history of the South." (Feb. 10, 2006)
"[Jim] Cavanaugh [regional director of the federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency] said witnesses “on more than one occasion” have mentioned seeing two white men in a dark SUV near the church fires. But he said some witnesses have mentioned other vehicles, and investigators aren't looking solely for a dark SUV. (Feb. 8, 2006)