Helen Marie T. sent an email circulating around complete with photos, one shown below and the following text:
A Christian Nation cannot put up a Christmas scene of the baby Jesus in a public place, but the Muslims can stop normal traffic every Friday afternoon by worshiping in the streets … Something is happening in America that is reminiscent of what is happening in Europe. This is Political Correctness gone crazy. This is an accurate picture of every Friday afternoon in several locations throughout NYC where there are mosques with a large number of Muslims that cannot fit into the mosque. They fill the surrounding streets, facing east for a couple of hours between about 2 & 4 pm – Besides this one at 42nd St & Madison Ave, there is another, even larger group at 94th St & 3rd Ave, etc, etc.
Also, I presume, you are aware of the dispute over building another “high rise” Mosque a few blocks from “ground zero” – with regard to that one, the “Imam” refuses to disclose where the $110 million dollars to build it is coming from and there is a lawsuit filed to force disclosure of that information –
Just some facts FYI – but then, you have your own troubles with the “immigration” problem and the new AZ law – November can’t come soon enough.
This is in New York City on Madison Avenue, not in France or the Middle East or Yemen or Kenya.
Is there a message here? Yes there is, and they are claiming America for Allah. If we don’t wake up soon, we are going to “politically correct” ourselves right out of our own country!
“For evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing” Edmund Burke
MYTH BLASTER VERDICT:
Mixture of TRUTH mingled with FALSE statements.
First the photos are real, they are just taken out of context. Believe only half of what you see and nothing you hear …
Snopes received a chain email with the same photos, but the text was worded differently – with variations in some, but all with similar context. Myth Blaster takes the reader further into investigating the chain email …
To begin with, yes, we founded as a Christian nation that also provided an amendment to the Constitution concerning freedom of religion; obviously important enough to be the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States called the Bill of Rights which declared unalienable rights to the People; while the main text of the Constitution addressed the limitations of government.
As a side note here, not all the Founders followed the Church in matters of Christian ideology.
The scene you see in the photos does not occur every Friday afternoon. Even in Muslim countries, when someone cannot be near a mosque, they do not pray and hold up traffic.
The five important [mandatory for devout Muslim] prayer times for NYC time zone are: 04:49, 06:10, 1:00pm, 4:48pm, 7:49pm and Isha‘a prayer at 9:11pm. [Note the last prayer time in evening?] Odd.
According to Snopes, and AP and other sources, the photos were taken at an annual event that has taken place since 1985 in New York City – the annual Muslim Day Parade. There is even a “>YouTube video of the parade held on October 18th 2009. This year it will be scheduled on September 26th.
The mention of how Christians are harassed, more appropriately persecuted, by the American political Left, specifically the politically correct political party who call themselves Democratic, believe in freedom of religion only when it suits them. For some reason, it is forbidden to denounce encroachment upon American traditions, even to the point of changing its true history, in order to achieve its goal of domination. Whether conscious of it or not, they are indeed aiding and abetting the enemy of the free world, a movement based upon religious domination, and who care nothing about the rights and liberties of others who are not Muslim. Just as between the late 600s and into the year 1,000 AD and beyond, their religion has been one of conquest and destruction of all who do not follow their religious ways and form of theocracy.
Isn’t it strange that Christians and their organizations have been accused of what the Islamic fundamentals are presently doing?
This is what people are warning, but whoever put this together compromised themselves to be spreaders of misinformation just as surely as the enemy of freedom and liberty does quietly in the background abusing the tolerance of free nations and using it for subversion and ultimately domination. This has, of course, been clearly stated as to their purpose by Muslim clerics and leaders of the Islamic fascist organizations and rogue national leaders.
Muslims, followers of Islam, should be afforded their rights as American citizens to practice and follow their religious beliefs; however, as any religion, those rights to practice do not include destruction of the rights of other religions. If this was not meant to be when our nation was founded, our nation would strictly be a Christian nation, instead of just a Christian majority nation.
Our American leadership must use common sense and the US Constitution as its authority to quell any subversive element, entity or organization whose purpose is to make the Constitution and the Bill of Rights null and void, and change our nation from a Jeffersonian republic to a theocracy – for that is clearly what too many American citizen Muslim clerics have made clear is their agenda when advocating Sharia law.
It was not wrong to plan and begin building a mosque center near Ground Zero, but it was certainly not the right thing to do. Comments from the Muslim clerics behind it clearly show that it was not to serve the needs of New York City Muslims, but to poke a stick in the eye and defy the fact that Islamic fundamentalists committed mass murder in New York City (twice actually) and 3,000 died because of it.
Shame on the Muslim clerics for using our system to betray fellow Americans and shame on them to abuse our tolerance. Shame on the politicians who allowed the Islamic organization to receive a building permit.
The chain email points out that America will soon look like nations in Europe, the Muslims gaining control because of their political correctness and domination by the Left political ideologies. It is a fear and a warning to Americans that we must not bend to PC, nor should we repeat what President FDR did concerning the internment camps – but regain our traditions and constitutional laws; and tell those who come here to change them – go back where they came from if that is what they want.
Finally, at the end of the chain email there is a quote attributed to Edmund Burke, which even this the person got wrong, here is the correct quote:
All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.
Out of the 101 quotes from Edmund Burke’s writings, this one is probably the most used.
Whoever the author is, I extend some advice: If you do not want to make your cause or opinion or advocacy be disavowed; do not act like the political Left and sprinkle truth within propaganda or twist what is said by others.
Question to ponder … How will the political Left feel about living under Sharia law and why do they side with an element who is anti-homosexual and against everything the political Left CLAIMS they are for?
Freedom of religion is a liberty that must be adhered to; however, it is obvious that any religion that commits mass murder, violence toward other religions and human sacrifice in their rituals and doctrine must be the earmarks of where to draw the line. The major problem with liberal-progressives is they DON’T know where to draw the line or want to.
It has been a long time coming that political correctness be thrown in the garbage bin of history; and it is long overdue to elect leadership who is not afraid to stand up to bullies and religious fanatics addressing them as they are. Moderate Islamic clerics don’t say what was said by the New York Imam.
PC is a tool for the enemy and fools who believe it to be something other than not good for America.