No, not in a protest against the recent Islamic terrorist attacks. They are gathering in Kansas City to pray for their holiday of Eid. To pray they are turning a community college into a Mosque. This is nothing more than a display of power and an attempt to gain more followers.
Muslims will meet in KC for Eid al-Adha
Several thousand Muslims from the Kansas City area and surrounding cities are expected to gather for prayer Monday in observance of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice.
Prayer will start at 9 a.m. at the Metropolitan Community College’s Business and Technology School, 1775 Universal Ave.
The festival is held each year in connection with hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. It commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, whom Muslims believe was Ishmael, in obedience to God.
For Muslims on hajj, the sacrifice is the concluding rite. For those not on the pilgrimage, it is a festival of communal prayer, followed by the sacrifice of animals, such as sheep and goats. Muslims then share the meat with family, neighbors and the less fortunate.
Helen T. Gray, The Star
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