Tuesday, October 23, 2007

No Mosques Here, This Town Belongs To Jesus: Walkersville Md.

Can't say as I blame 'em, I wouldn't want a goddamn mosque in my pretty little town either.

I wouldn't normally have run with this story but it's the third paragraph that gives it interest, latter day prophets n'all, now where have I heard the likes of that before?

WALKERSVILLE, Md. -- A Muslim group's plan to build a mosque and convention site on a 224-acre farm has met with resistance from many residents of this rural, overwhelmingly Christian town who fear its tranquility and security may be jeopardized.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA insists it will be a friendly neighbor, but its proposal -- including an annual national gathering of thousands of Ahmadis -- could be blocked by a measure under consideration by the town commissioners.........

Muqtedar Khan, a political science professor at the University of Delaware, said the blunt opposition voiced by some Walkersville citizens is reminiscent of the persecution Ahmadis have endured in Pakistan. There, they are forbidden to practice their religion because they believe there was a prophet after Muhammad -- Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who died in 1908.more

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