posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 10:00 PM
Really??? No.. I mean, seriously. Stop and think... REALLY?!
You gotta read this one to believe it. If ever in my life I have seen a situation
that screams for a lesson about "How NOT
to put things", this does. In screaming block type about 20 feet high and glowing in
In black letters, the signs reads, "No Muslim parking in the Westview Shopping Center. Your car will be towed."
The posters lined the street near the El Farouq Mosque, where Muslims heading to worship services said they were were offended.
Umm.. Okay, Houston, we have a problem. (This really happened in Houston too, so it fits!
I don't know quite how to explain this to some folks...but here goes. There are about 7 billion other
folks on this big rock of ours. Of
those, about 1.2-1.3 Billion are practicing Muslims. Now that's a WHOLE LOT of other folks to be saying can't park in that public parking lot.
The El Farouq Mosque sits across the street from the shopping center. Store employees did not want to go on camera for KPCR but did say they get
angry when mosque members park in their lot, taking up spots meant for customers.
With the Muslim monthlong fast for the holy month of Ramadan ending and a crowd expected at the mosque, the signs anonymously
Now lets stop and consider this little situation for a moment. The story indicates the Mosque sits across the street from this shopping center. Okay,
I can picture this and it's entirely possible the Mosque was a little too conservative (read: cheap) in allotting for parking spaces in their lot
planning. It happens and I can sure see why neighbors wouldn't much care for hosting the overflow. No one likes that.
Anyone who has ever been to a fair, sporting event or other gathering that people know in advance will overwhelm parking can probably attest to seeing
signs on other lots saying 'stay out' for event parking.
I wonder though......could they...just maybe..have said Mosque parking and NOT included a good % of the humans on Earth in their little statement? The
article also mentions no one will admit to posting them, although a center employee says the shopping center owner did the dirty deed. He says no, in
the same breath apparently, as saying he will be towing anyone who shouldn't be there ..and he promises, taking down any more offensive signs.
Well golly, I'm sure glad to hear he'll be doing that. :shk: Word might get out and people could be offended or something.