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Memphis Area Muslims Worshiping At Christian Church During Ramadan

 
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Memphis Area Muslims Worshiping At Christian Church During Ramadan
CORDOVA, TN – Construction is almost complete on the new Muslim Islamic Center in Cordova. As the finishing touches are being put on the building, Dr. Yasir Qadhi says hate and concerns are building as well. “On internet blogs, on websites, even some news media. Unfortunately a few people of our core religionists have literally hijacked the faith and all the attention is on them.” Qadhi says those people are part of the slim minority.

Steve Stone is Pastor of Heartsong Church, located right across the street. “This place doesn’t belong to us, it’s God’s place and we’re just sharing it.” Stone and his congregation have decided to share it with the Muslim Islamic Center.

Muslim floor mats are used nightly in the Christian Church after sundown during Ramadan. Nearly 100 Muslims are at Heartsong every night. “We’re loving our neighbors, that’s what we’re called to do,” Stone tells myEyewitnessNews.com.

Stone says he’s received a lot of opposition, mostly on the web. Stone says there may even be some dissenters in his church. “I understand the fear that people have about it because if you don’t know somebody, the first thing you’re going to do is fear them.”

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U.S. Muslims to demonstrate loyalty to country

Sept. 11 anniversaries have always been challenging for U.S. Muslims, who have been under scrutiny since the attacks. This year, the commemoration follows a summer in which opposition to a planned Islamic community center near the World Trade Center site escalated into a national uproar over Islam, extremism and religious freedom.

Islamic centers as far away as Murfreesboro, Tenn., and California faced protests and vandalism. In western New York, police said a group of teenagers recently yelled obscenities, set off a car alarm and fired a shotgun during two nights of drive-by harassment at a small-town mosque near Lake Ontario.

By contrast, when the Heartsong Church in Cordova learned a mosque would be built next door, pastor Steve Stone erected a six-foot sign reading "Welcome to the Neighborhood." The church, located on Houston Levee, has even invited their future neighbors to pray in the Heartsong sanctuary during Ramadan.

But tolerance is more the exception than the rule. Usama Shami, board chairman for the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, said a new mosque the congregation has been building for years drew little attention until recently, when some resistance emerged in the neighborhood and from some in city government. Recently, vandals broke into the new building, spilled paint on the floor and broke expensive windows.

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It seems most people don't want to hear this.
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Oh people back off Muslims and Christians working together
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Bump for tolerance
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Bump for tolerance
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1083339


I heard both the leader of the church and the prayer center on Olbermann and they both seemed like nice people.
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Bump for tolerance
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1083339

+1...Love thy neighbor, what is wrong with you neo con bigots who claim religion and morality but don't get this simple human concept found in all religions
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Bump for tolerance

+1...Love thy neighbor, what is wrong with you neo con bigots who claim religion and morality but don't get this simple human concept found in all religions
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1093750


This is what real Christians and Muslims do! hf

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$10 says the "tolerant" muslims made the church remove or cover any crucifixes, and the "tolerant" christians did so, effectively making their "kind gesture" pointless. "Tolerance" (according to the new socialist definition) equals "roll-over." Ever notice how the intolerant ones are really just those who refuse to give up their convictions for perversion and loss of individualism?

Yup, $10 says the christians gave up their First Amendment rights for the Muslims and this is what liberals think is "tolerance."
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$10 says the "tolerant" muslims made the church remove or cover any crucifixes, and the "tolerant" christians did so, effectively making their "kind gesture" pointless. "Tolerance" (according to the new socialist definition) equals "roll-over." Ever notice how the intolerant ones are really just those who refuse to give up their convictions for perversion and loss of individualism?

Yup, $10 says the christians gave up their First Amendment rights for the Muslims and this is what liberals think is "tolerance."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 907393


Show me where they did that at this church!
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The pastor brings his masonic traditions into the christian church which says "have no other gods".

What a shill.
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I am a Christian, and I fish, shop, partner with my Muslim friends, for 15 years.

Racism is a tool used by leaders whom wish to remain blood sucking useless eaters....mostly because its all they know. They too can be taught evil is wrong, but it will take a ton of work.
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Oh people back off Muslims and Christians working together
 Quoting: Nikki_LaVey

I was raised going to a Lutheran church, and we were taught acceptance, not hatred of anybody that doesn't believe exactly like we did.

Our pastor taught us about other religions and how they differed. As teenagers, he even took us to services of other denominations and other religions so we could experience them.

It's amazing how many of these people who call themselves Christians don't even seem to follow the teachings of Jesus. How do they justify their judgment of others in the name of somebody who said not to judge?
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We have a lot of Muslims who live in Memphis and there has
been almost no trouble at all over that. I'm proud of how
this pastor and his congregation show what being a true
Christian really means. That's not to say that we don't have
intolerant people who call themselves Christians. I'm sure
if this center had tried to set up next to Bellevue Baptist
all sorts of hell would be raised. The pastor of that church
once called the Pope the "antichrist" and lead a charge to
have a congregation through out of the Southern Baptist
Convention for having a woman pastor:
[link to www.highbeam.com]
 Quoting: DrPostman


Southern Baptists ... the Wahhabis of Christendom.
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Oh people back off Muslims and Christians working together
 Quoting: Nikki_LaVey


Absolutely, they're all praying to God, and whether some like it or not their God is your God the God of Abraham.
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Oh people back off Muslims and Christians working together
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that is all fine, but how many mosques are open to Buddhist prayers or Chiristian services?
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Yup, $10 says the christians gave up their First Amendment rights for the Muslims and this is what liberals think is "tolerance."

You'd lose that bet.
 Quoting: DrPostman

I got $10 - PROVE ME WRONG!
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Oh people back off Muslims and Christians working together

I was raised going to a Lutheran church, and we were taught acceptance, not hatred of anybody that doesn't believe exactly like we did.

Our pastor taught us about other religions and how they differed. As teenagers, he even took us to services of other denominations and other religions so we could experience them.

It's amazing how many of these people who call themselves Christians don't even seem to follow the teachings of Jesus. How do they justify their judgment of others in the name of somebody who said not to judge?
 Quoting: Gazmik


We traveled all over the world when I was a child and my mother took me to all kinds of churches, mosques and temples. I remember thinking how they were all different but all the same.
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hf
~*i love you*~
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Re: Memphis Area Muslims Worshiping At Christian Church During Ramadan
The pastor brings his masonic traditions into the christian church which says "have no other gods".

What a shill.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1077240

You're quite ignorant...Christians and Muslims have the same God...Muslims even have high regard and believe that Jesus was a prophet just as Muhammad was and the reason they don't want Muhammad ever be shown is because at his request he didn't want to ever be "worshipped" or "idolized"...and I'm a Christian, BTW...some of yoy people need to really educate yourselves before producing so much blind hate, WWJD
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that is all fine, but how many mosques are open to Buddhist prayers or Chiristian services?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 973098

I am a Christian and have been to my local mosque and was always accepted with arms wide open, never ever asked to convert or asked to not prayer...you really need to get out of your shell...are you "Rev" Terry Jones from that Florida "church"...fucking loons
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I got $10 - PROVE ME WRONG!

You're the one who is making the claim. I don't have to
prove a negative.
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I didn't make ANY claim, I made a bet that that was what occurred. You and the others are the ones making claims here with your ASSUMPTIONS that nothing like this took place and the consequent admonishing of others who don't believe what the OP and others are trying to push as an example of "tolerance."

I didn't even make any assumptions. All I did was place odds on how I see it.
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same God different interpretations, now if only "God" would communicate properly with us we could sort this mess out lol
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We have a lot of Muslims who live in Memphis and there has
been almost no trouble at all over that. I'm proud of how
this pastor and his congregation show what being a true
Christian really means. That's not to say that we don't have
intolerant people who call themselves Christians. I'm sure
if this center had tried to set up next to Bellevue Baptist
all sorts of hell would be raised. The pastor of that church
once called the Pope the "antichrist" and lead a charge to
have a congregation through out of the Southern Baptist
Convention for having a woman pastor:
[link to www.highbeam.com]
 Quoting: DrPostman

Dr. P, you are clearly the most decent, reasonable Mod at GLP...how come the other mods can't be more like you??
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I am a Christian and have been to my local mosque and was always accepted with arms wide open, never ever asked to convert or asked to not prayer...you really need to get out of your shell...are you "Rev" Terry Jones from that Florida "church"...fucking loons
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1093750

I live in an area where I am surrounded by Muslims. There are quite a few Halal markets in the neighborhood.

I have yet to see Muslims hanging out on street corners with Qur'ans proselytizing.
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mr stone you are a (true christain of christ)

god bless you. hf
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sorry. I'm not taking the bait.

Education will cure this religious nonsense.
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I am a Christian and have been to my local mosque and was always accepted with arms wide open, never ever asked to convert or asked to not prayer...you really need to get out of your shell...are you "Rev" Terry Jones from that Florida "church"...fucking loons

I live in an area where I am surrounded by Muslims. There are quite a few Halal markets in the neighborhood.

I have yet to see Muslims hanging out on street corners with Qur'ans proselytizing.
 Quoting: Gazmik


I live in very much a same type of area. The Muslim restaurants treat me very well and even go out of their way to help me because I am handicapped.
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Good on them. It's shared holy ground now, which I can dig.

And surprise! The govt didn't even have to get involved. +100000000

anything that keeps us from having to kill eachother is good news... Plus the citizens did it on their own accord.

Fredoom at work... Without funds from the fed or a month of ad council force feeding or a month of dbag parades...

Thanks for the post up Nikki.

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Not the white man's bitch.
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Religion is cultural mostly. That's why the "Jews" are not a race any more than the "Christians" are a race or, brace yourselves, the "Muslims".

There are assholes, radicals and evolved human beings in all of Abraham's children...just like the Buddhists, Hindus, Confucians, etc.

But karma/responsibility applies to all...including the Reichwing, Taliban and Zionists. Creation/God/Universe loves you all for some good you've done in your incarnations or you wouldn't be here as a human and even somewhat literate. Don't blow it.

Praise be to the One, the Word.





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