Earlier, Malik said, “This is not a protest, it is a day of prayer, of devotion, hoping that we can work … for the betterment of the world community.”
He added, “We can come together and work together for the common good.”
This is a few weeks after the Christian “9/12” gathering in Washington. Both groups have a constitutional right to peacefully assemble, and each were just getting together for, at least in their minds, the betterment of mankind. And they were weeks apart, so what could go wrong?
Well, the Christians can’t learn to share. So they showed up on the same day as the Muslims to protest Islam. Hey, I’m all for protesting Islam. It’s a hideous and repulsive ideology. But I don’t like it when large bodies of Christians and large bodies of Muslims are all together in one place while at least one of them is being particularly hostile to the other. That usually doesn’t end well. Fortunately, no violence broke out. But it is interesting to hear the Christians justify their protest:
“It is important for Christians to understand that Friday’s Muslim prayer initiative is part of a well-defined strategy to Islamize American society and replace the Bible with the Koran, the cross with the Islamic crescent and the church bells with the Athan [the Muslim call to prayer],” the Rev. Canon Julian Dobbs, leader of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America’s Church and Islam Project, said in a written statement.
There’s a really simple solution there. Just keep all religious out of government affairs and you won’t have to worry about whether or not Islam becomes the dominent religion in the country. Then everybody wins!