Why is it a big deal that Muslims have a day of prayer?

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  1. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
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    Just curious..it seems some people here and in the media are upset that muslims are going to D.C. for a day of prayer.

    Why are you upset by this?

    I fully admit I have VERY LITTLE information about the situation other than a bunch of Muslims are going to gather for a day of prayer so maybe you guys can enlighten me as to the big deal:

    Is it a government funded gathering?
    Are other religions exluded from doing the same type of thing?
    What is your specific issue with this gathering?


    Any other bits of information are welcome.
     
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    OH I forgot to add something.

    those questions I asked....if it is govt funded I take issue, if other groups aren't allowed to do the same I take issue, and if neither are the case I dont see how anyone can take issue with the event.
     
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    Did the Muslims take part in the "National Day of Prayer"? You know who did not. He skipped it.
     
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    So? Is it manditory now?
     
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    I'm wondering what people would say if it was the KKK, or the NAZI party doing their thing, would people support their right as well?
     
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    there should be none at all for any religion...religion skews logical thinking...
     
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    you drag that outta your ass? seems to me if they were sincere in praying for the America they love the National Day of Prayer would have been appropriate,, so did they participate or not?
     
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    We already had our National Day of Prayer which is an ecumenical celebration. Yet Obama chose not to attend. Why didn't the muslims attend that day? Perhaps Obama will recognize individual days of prayer on Capitol Hill for Catholics , Baptists, Jews, Buddhists,Scientologists, and each religion.
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    In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a National Day of Prayer.

    In 1988, President Reagan designated the first Thursday in May of each year as the National Day of Prayer.

    This year, 2009, President Obama, decided to cancel the ceremony for the National Day of Prayer at the White House. The reason... not wanting to offend anyone.

    Muslim website footer: "OUR TIME HAS COME."

    September 25, 2009 Islamic Day of Prayer at the White House | Culture Wars
     
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    Here is what I don't understand about this whole situation.

    Many times on this forum, I hear people say, "where are the moderate Muslims and why don't we hear from them" ?

    So here are thousands of loyal and patriotic Muslims having a day of prayer for America and all of her people.

    But both the media and people of this forum act like it's a meeting of radicals shouting "Death to America"
     
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