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Muslims in Jacksonville Condemn Boston Attacks
« on: April 26, 2013, 03:12:19 AM »
Muslims in Jacksonville Condemn Boston Attacks



The bombing in Boston was a horrific event that has caused pain, not only to those who lost loved ones, but to every American citizen whose sense of security lies within the freedom that is inherent to being an American citizen.  Jacksonville's very own Islamic Center has made several attempts to publicly speak out against the bombings as acts prohibited by the Quran, but their announcements have failed be published in local newspapers.  Here is one of their statements:

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Re: Muslims in Jacksonville Condemn Boston Attacks
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 12:32:33 PM »
Well...Good for them. I'm pleased and comforted to hear that our local cousins of "The Book" took a clear and well articulated stand on the matter. Since Muslims are a relatively small proportion of our community, I believe that their statement is more newsworthy it has been credited. There are still plenty of poorly informed individuals, and even churches, that lack a clear perspective in regard to the myriad and diverse distinctions of interpretation and action among those of that religion.

I'll gladly accept a peaceful expression of good intent from anywhere that I hear it. It should go a long way toward building mutual understanding and good will.

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Re: Muslims in Jacksonville Condemn Boston Attacks
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 12:53:54 PM »
Well said Kelsi Hasden.  This incident had nothing to do with religious beliefs and everything to do with two angry and misguided young men who looked to extremist influence to justify their own inner turmoil.  It is a tragedy to be sure and I personally think it was good of you to make this statement on behalf of your Mosque.  Brotherhood and understanding of what is real faith is paramount when responding to this type of violent action.  Hatred attached to faith is perhaps one of most aberrant manifestations of human ego. Thank you for speaking out.
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Re: Muslims in Jacksonville Condemn Boston Attacks
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 12:20:54 AM »
I am not a frequent poster on this forum, but I am a frequent reader.  I'd like to share a very personal story in reference to the Mosque we have here in Jacksonville. My husband & I own a small Glass Repair/Replacement business.  Our company was asked to quote them on glass replacement.  My husband is an Iraqi war vet, and he has his opinons.  He was not totally comfortable going to the Mosque.  THEY HAVE ALOT OF RULES, YOU MUST DO THIS, YOU MUST DO THAT. They have Prayer time, and it cannot be interrupted, you MUST respect the children, you MUST take off your shoes when you walk in their Mosque.  He has his opinions certainly from past experience.  But when he went there, and said, I'm here to quote your glass replacement, and asked the Gentleman that he met with, how many other quotes have you received, and was told, NO ONE ELSE WOULD COME.  My heart broke.  NO ONE ELSE WOULD EVEN CONSIDER YOU?   No one else would even want to walk on this property?  SHAME ON YOU.  SHAME, SHAME, SHAME.  I am a very staunch Conservative.  And I'll be totally honest, my guys had to put some "beliefs" behind them, because I told them, YOU WILL RESPECT THIS JOB.  If I hear ONE, just even one negative word about any of you & how you behaved, YOU WILL BE FIRED.  It wasn't even about money, it was about teaching others how to respect.  I think that's the problem.  We have lost the ability to respect others & their opinions.