Saturday, July 4, 2009

1500 Shiite Muslims Gather in Dearborn

Instead of showing some respect to our country this Four of July weekend, American Muslims are gathering in different locations to try and sell us the Islam means peace con, while shoving Islam down our throats. Approximately 30,000 Muslims are expected in Washington today in an "outreach" effort by the ISNA and about 1500 Muslims are gathering in Dearborn Michigan. One volunteer has called it a "great opportunity for Muslims and non-Muslims to learn". Message to American Muslims, stop being so pushy and keep your religion to yourselves.

Shi’ite Muslims from across the United States are coming to Dearborn for a conference this weekend that is centered on the life of Imam Ali, the son-in-law of Islam’s prophet.

Organized by the Muslim Congress, the three-day event that starts today Friday is expected to draw up to 1,500 Muslims, said conference organizers. The event comes at a time when the U.S. government is showing a growing interest in how to reach out to the Muslim world after President Barack Obama’s major speech on Islam last month. The name of this year’s conference is “Imam Ali, the Perfection of Humanity.”

“It’s a great opportunity for Muslims and non-Muslims to learn,” said Bilal Dabaja, 24, of Dearborn, a conference volunteer.

The conference is to feature scholars and religious leaders who are often relied upon by Shi’ites to help guide them in their lives. The sessions include lectures on marriage, stress, the Quran and Imam Ali.

“We try to emulate Imam Ali,” said Hyder Syed, of Houston, Texas, secretary of the Muslim Congress. “He was very courageous.”

Tarek Baydoun, 24, of Dearborn said the conference is a “good way for the community to come together and remember our faith.”

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The man that they are honoring was a supporter of jihad and being a slave to Allah. This sounds like nothing but more trouble to me.

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