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CAIR slams 'KKK tactics,' says Tea Party changing focus to 'promotion of Islamophobia'
'Islam is not a religion,' declares anonymous protest organizer
The Council on American-Islamic relations has condemned plans for a Tea Party protest outside a southern California mosque, whose organizers are urging protesters to bring dogs with them because Muslims "hate dogs."
A recent series of unsigned emails and anonymous Web postings has called for a protest during Friday prayers outside the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley, in Riverside County. Protest organizers are upset at the Islamic group's plans to build a new mosque to replace its current makeshift mosque.
One of the emails, obtained by CAIR, declared: "Islam is not a religion. It is a worldwide political movement meant [sic] on domination of the world. And it is meant to subjugate all people under Islamic law...."
Originally posted by whaaa
I find this a curious stance coming from the TPM. Supposedly the TPM is a defender of the constitution. I thought the constitution mentioned something about "freedom of religion"
God help us!!
A recent series of unsigned emails and anonymous Web postings has called for a protest during Friday prayers outside the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley, in Riverside County. Protest organizers are upset at the Islamic group's plans to build a new mosque to replace its current makeshift mosque. One of the emails, obtained by CAIR, declared: "Islam is not a religion. It is a worldwide political movement meant [sic] on domination of the world. And it is meant to subjugate all people under Islamic law...." Story continues below... The email goes on to say that Muslims "hate dogs. ... Tennessee was able to stop the Mosque so bring your Bibles, flags, signs, dogs and singing voice on Friday." The reference to Tennessee evidently has to do with a controversy over the planned construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which has drawn opposition from some residents. Contrary to the email, planning for the mosque has not been halted. The identity of the protest organizers "remains a mystery," reports the Los Angeles Times, but the organizers "appear to be associated with a southwest Riverside County political group affiliated with the 'tea party' movement."
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
@endisnighe and asktheanimals: So why is it when Fox news and other right wing bloggers go off on NBPP, "the New Black Panther Party" which consists all of three deranged individuals, this is equated with being the opinion of all blacks, and officially tied to the original Black Panther Party? Any different than declaring the "Southwest Riverside County Tea Party" to represent all of the TP?
In announcing the protest, a posting on the Southwest Riverside County Tea Party website criticized Islam as a political movement seeking world domination. It also accused Muslims of killing dogs and treating women as second-class citizens. It urged protesters to bring Bibles, flags and dogs.
In a news release, Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the council's Los Angeles chapter, said: "Californians of all faiths should repudiate those who would target a house of worship using tactics specifically designed to cause offense."
A statement on the Islamic Center's website said the center was "disheartened and saddened that a group of our neighbors seeks to disrespect and make our community feel unwelcomed."
No one from the Southwest Riverside County Tea Party could be reached for comment Tuesday.
Shellie Milne, who coordinates activities for the Menifee, Hemet and Murrieta tea parties, said her group is not involved with the protest. The Southwest group is a "rogue and fringe group" that's "not in step with what the other tea parties are doing," she said.