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Minnesota Mosque Approved With Only Minor Protest

Minnesota Mosque Approved With Only Minor Protest

 

The suburb of Plymouth, Minnesota, has approved plans to build a new mosque within the city.  And unlike the recent fights in New York and Tennessee, Plymouth managed to pass the plan through city council unanimously, with very little protest.

Steve Juetten, the city’s community development director, called the eventual council vote “non-controversial,” saying they focused solely on land use and zoning rules, not religious issues.

But for those few who did protest the building prior to the vote, building a new mosque was an issues of “treason.“  According to Minnesota Public radio:

[O]f the 16 or so people who spoke before the commission, two raised objections to the mosque on religious grounds, and the atmosphere sometimes grew heated.

“The center of Plymouth is not the appropriate place for this,” said resident Connie Sambor, who invoked the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and said the community was forgetting the attacks too soon. She was interrupted by commission chair Jim Davis.

“Ma’am, I’m going to have to cut you off. We’re here to talk about the building and the land use issues, not to talk about political opinions,” he said.

Jeff Baumann, of Coon Rapids, went a step further.

“Aiding the enemy is treason,” he said.

“These are not my enemies, sir,” Davis replied. “Will you please sit down?”

“They are the enemy — they are saying they are the enemy,” Baumann insisted before finally yielding the floor.

Although some commissioners did report receiving anti-Islamic emails prior to the vote, there was otherwise very little opposition, unlike the cases in New York and Tennessee, which have at times gone as far as to erupt into violence.

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11:42PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

Bill K,

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Good to see people standing up against bigots.


BILL,
"it's funny how all these bigots have been coming out of their closets in recent years and are suddenly experts on what ALL Muslims believe. maybe they should clean up their own houses first by stopping all these Christian politicians and preachers from trying to tell the rest of us how to lives."

I love your Truthful Comments. Thank you. I Wish there were more intelligent people like you in this world and more who would speak up against these sic bigots.


Pradip C, 'terrorist activity plannings' dont need Mosques, to discuss their evil agendas. Their discussions take place even in malls and homes. So are we not going to allow malls and homes to be built anymore, in the world?

11:36PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

Bill K,

Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Bill because you have done so within the last week.

Good to see people standing up against bigots.


BILL,
"it's funny how all these bigots have been coming out of their closets in recent years and are suddenly experts on what ALL Muslims believe. maybe they should clean up their own houses first by stopping all these Christian politicians and preachers from trying to tell the rest of us how to lives."

I love your Truthful Comments. Thank you. I Wish there were more intelligent people like you in this world and more who would speak up against these sic bigots.

1:30AM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Minnesota approves a mosque.
Minnesota wants to amend a same gender marriage ban.
Connect the dots!
Xtians, muslims and other religions, work hand in hand to have control over us.
Islam is in its base a hateful, violent and discriminatory religion. The true believers are taught to hate non-believers and to kill them whenever a chance arises.
People: Read the koran! It's there in black and white. Only idealistic and naive people fight to keep women trapped behind the burkha and call it freedom of religion or protecting the immigrants from rightwing propaganda.
Believe you me, I'm not rightwing, only afraid of the muslim/islam plans for the world. One step at the time, they push their power over the rest of us, further on. Today it's mosques, tomorrow sharia laws that include all.

6:08AM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

MAKES US WONDER ANYMORE, IF THE AVERAGE HARD-WORKING CITIZEN HAS ANYTHING TO SAY THAT WILL BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY....MORE AND MORE OFTEN THE MEDIA IGNORES AND SPINS NEWS, POLITICIANS ARE 'SELLING' SNAKE-OIL,AND VILLAGE OFFICIALS STEP ON RESPONSIBLE COMMENTS, AND OVER-RULE FOR THE SAKE OF 'KEEPING' PEACE, AND/OR MONEY ROLLING.................

4:57PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

@ Bill K. That would be logical something right-wingers lack.

4:44PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

it's funny how all these bigots have been coming out of their closets in recent years and are suddenly experts on what ALL Muslims believe. maybe they should clean up their own houses first by stopping all these Christian politicians and preachers from trying to tell the rest of us how to live.

7:14AM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

Read this article: http://www.care2.com/news/member/662374011/2921600 stuck back in the backpages posted by a member.

This article is about Islamic Iran burning thousands of Bibles & cracking down even more oppressively on Christians (they kill any Muslim who converts, yet, apparently many are doing just that. There seems to be a wave of conversions to xtianity in many Muslim lands).

It's very interesting how this article didn't get published here in the main Daily Causes News. Robin & Amelia are so apt to print any offense to Islam & wouldn't miss 1 goofball in the backwoods of Mississippi burning 1 Qur'an, with the majority of commentors here ranting & condemning that act, yet not a mention of this ugly, bigoted Islamic campaign against Christians in Iran (there probably aren't any Jews left to kill or persecute there).

Christians, Hindus, Buddhists (there's a genocide against them in Islamic Bangladesh that is ongoing) & Jews are being daily killed, persecuted, discriminated against & their houses of worship destroyed all over the Muslim world (if allowed at all), yet hardly a word here (or in the mainstream media normally either). 300 Xtian churches burned in Muslim Indonesia alone!

The growing Muslim violence against & persecution of Jews all over Europe is like Nazi deja vu, but where are the articles condemning this growing IslamoFascist violence? Instead we get a piece of fluff like this. Mosques are being built all over the

2:53AM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

Thanks for sharing!

1:15AM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

Thanks for the article.

11:44PM PDT on Aug 27, 2011

A good place to start
An overwhelming number of American mosques teach, advance, promote violent jihad as dictated by Islamic teaching. Is it any wonder that Muslim Brotherhood-tied groups like CAIR are pursuing legislation and policy to restrict law enforcement infiltration of mosques?
Read the report
http://mappingsharia.com/

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