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Let's all celebrate "Islam day" !

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posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 09:38 AM
I personally won't be celebrating it.

Not for any other reason apart from Islam is one of the least likely religions i could ever imagine converting to.

Buddhism maybe. Islam NO.

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 09:57 AM
reply to post by intrepid

Please discuss this within reason. Or are you equating Muslims to the KKK and NeoNazi's?

Not at all, I am just showing the fallacy of being all inclusive as far as state sponsored holidays go.

Fact of the matter is, I believe that it is a violation of the separation of Church and State to have the state celebrate religious holidays. I think all state sponsored holidays should be retracted.

Why should offices close because of a religious holiday?

Discuss this within reason, intrepid, you do know this is WUK your talking to right?

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 10:21 AM

Originally posted by intrepid
Let's check the rest of the sourced material:

Resolution author Rep. Lyla Berg, a Democrat from Hahaione Valley-Aina Haina, said it was meant to foster awareness of and education about Islam.

She notes that Hawaii recognizes similar dates, including those relating to Buddhism, Baha'i and Christianity.

OK, so why is learning something different wrong?

Read the Koran and you will get your answer.

There is plenty of wrong in that book.

It has persecution as a way of life.

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 02:34 PM

Originally posted by finemanm
If they recognize other faiths with a "fill in your religion day" then why not Islam day?

I personly think that no religion should be given its own calender date of observance under the doctrine of separation of church and state. Just my 2 cents.

Bam!!! There goes Christmas and national observance. Actually, there is nothing wrong with any kind of awareness days which are quite different to a recognised holiday.

Inviting people to consider and investigate is a good thing and circumvents those with an agenda to demonise a religion. You will find that those with this agenda would be hostile such an attempt of awareness.

The US is a Christian country and the closest religion to Christianity is Islam. The division of church and state is wholly separate matter and has no bearing on awareness days.

[edit on 023030p://pm3059 by masonwatcher]

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 02:41 PM

Originally posted by arbiture
When Islam comes out of the middle ages, we will have something to talk about. I have a problem with any group that treats its goats better then its women.

Inaccurate comment, insulting of Muslim women and I guarantee you that I haven't got a goat. Salem Alaikum.

Strictly an objective comment; you are both ignorant and bigoted.

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 11:35 PM
IMHO, there should be no official holidays. People should have the freedom to hold any day they please as a day of celebration or memorial.

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