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FL mosque promoting work of cleric who tells Muslims to kill Jews & Christians hosted 'interfaith' banquet 'so people would have newfound respect for their religion'

December 21, 2005

More in common then we think ???

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http://www.masada2000.org/islam.html
A Shiite Muslim woman holds a three-year old boy whose forehead was cut during a ceremony in Nabatiyeh on Sunday March 24, 2002. Hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslims turned out across Lebanon on Sunday to mark Ashoura, the Shiite Muslim religious festival which marks the AD 680 battle in which Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam's Prophet Mohammed, was killed. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/652614/posts
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MIM: The vapidity of interfaith and the hoax of the shared 'Abrahamic faiths' is epitomised by this exchange:
"...Sitting across from a candlelit table, Afsar Khan, a Muslim woman from of West Palm Beach, and Janet Bleshman, a Jewish woman from Boynton Beach, discovered they had many things in common.
"We are so similar," Bleshman told Khan as they shared a meal of curry chicken, mixed vegetables and rice.
"Yes, we are all children of Abraham," Khan agreed..."
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MIM: The Palm Beach Islamic Center which recented hosted an interfaith banquet to show "they are not bad people" has made a fool out of the gullible particpants who seem unconcerned or oblivious to the fact that the mosque has links to groups directly linked to terrorism and the sermons of leading Saudi cleric Abdur Rahman Al Sudais. In 2003 Al Sudais (who is barred from entering the United States),appeared on Saudi television and called upon Muslims to "kill Jews and worshippers of the cross".
Some other proclamations of Al Sudais include:

The Jews "have tyrannized, terrorized, and indulged in tyranny and corruption," al-Sudais said. "O God, deal with them for they are within your power." The "enemies of Islam" were "plotting" against Muslims. "I mean especially [the Jews] whom God cursed, got angry with, and turned into monkeys, pigs, and tyrant worshippers... Their course is supported by the advocates of credit and worshippers of the Cross." http://www.kentimmerman.com/2003_10_26jubeir-boykin

In addition to the sermons of Al Sudais the Palm Beach Islamic Center links to the websites of the Islamic Circle and the Muslim American Society which is linked to Al Qaeda. Both ICNA and MAS raised money for the defense of the jailed terrorist Abu Ali who attempted to set up an Al Qaeda cell in the United States and murder president Bush 'because of his support for Israel'.
The Council on American Islamic Relations- a Saudi funded front group for Hamas.
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MIM: Article from Islam on line
http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2005-12/20/article08.shtml
US Muslim Center Hosts Interfaith Banquet

The event was the latest exchange between Muslims, Jews and Christians to erase stereotypes and develop friendships.

CAIRO, December 20, 2005 (IslamOnline.net) An American Muslim community center has recently invited a group of Christian and Jewish compatriots over an interfaith meal to clear stereotypes, create a better understanding and look for common grounds, a local American newspaper reported Monday, December 19.
"People have misconceptions of us," Wasi Khan, an organizer, told Sun-Sentinel, the major daily newspaper of Broward and South Palm Beach counties, Florida.
"They don't know who we are. They don't know how we pray and what we do at our services. We have to change that."
The interfaith meal, organized by the Muslim Community of Palm Beach County center, drew several hundred people.
The organizers gave the visitors a tour of the center's mosque, introduced them to their leaders and explained the principles of Islam.
Khan regretted that ever since the 9/11 attacks "people are afraid of us".
Nearly 57 percent of American Muslims polled by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) complained of having experienced bias or discrimination since the 9/11 attacks.
Some 87 percent of the respondents said they know of a fellow Muslim who experienced discrimination.
Essential
Although many of the guests were highly educated and already knew much about Islam, they said face-to-face discussions were essential to break down hostilities and find common grounds.
"If people of all religions got to know each other, hopefully there will be understanding," said Al Wein, of Boynton Beach.
Sitting across from a candlelit table, Afsar Khan, a Muslim woman from of West Palm Beach, and Janet Bleshman, a Jewish woman from Boynton Beach, discovered they had many things in common.
"We are so similar," Bleshman told Khan as they shared a meal of curry chicken, mixed vegetables and rice.
"Yes, we are all children of Abraham," Khan agreed.
The interfaith meal was the latest exchange between Muslims, Jews and Christians that started more than five years ago to erase stereotypes and develop friendships.
Last spring, a group from the Muslim Community center went to a synagogue west of Boynton Beach to celebrate a Passover meal and learn about Judaism.
More exchanges are planned next year.
Abdelali Zraouli, 14, of West Palm Beach, said the get-together idea was very good.
"I want a lot of people to know they are "not bad people"
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http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pinterfaith19dec19,0,2371258,print.story?coll=sfla-news-palm
Leon Fooksman
Staff Writer

December 19, 2005

Sitting across from a candlelit table Sunday night, Afsar Khan, a Muslim, and Janet Bleshman, a Jew, looked for common ground.

"We are so similar," Bleshman, of Boynton Beach, told Khan, of West Palm Beach, as they shared a meal of curry chicken, mixed vegetables and rice.

"Yes, we are all children of Abraham," Khan said.

The two women were among the several hundred people gathered for an interfaith meal at the Muslim Community of Palm Beach County center. The meal was the latest exchange between Muslims, Jews and Christians started more than five years ago to erase stereotypes and develop friendships.

The organizers gave the visitors a tour of the center's mosque, introduced them to their leaders and explained the principles of Islam. They wanted the outsiders to have a newfound respect for their religion in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

"Since then, people are afraid of us," said Wasi Khan, an organizer. "People have misconceptions of us. They don't know who we are. They don't know how we pray and what we do at our services. We have to change that."

Islam, organizers said, is a peaceful religion that respects all humans and animals.

A group from the Muslim Community center last spring went to a synagogue west of Boynton Beach to celebrate a Passover meal and learn about Judaism. Now, the same group intended to showcase their beliefs and food to Jews and Christians. More exchanges are planned next year.

Although many visitors to the center on Sunday were highly educated and already knew much about Islam, they said face-to-face discussions are essential to breaking down hostilities often common among religions.

"If people of all religions got to know each other, hopefully there will be understanding," said Al Wein, of Boynton Beach.

For about 45 minutes, everyone ate together around tables outside the center's parking lot. Representatives of the center went around welcoming the visitors, making sure they served up platefuls of food and felt comfortable. Dozens of youths threw balls, ran around and looked on.

Abdelali Zraouli, 14, of West Palm Beach, said it was a good idea the event took place. "I want a lot of people to know we are not bad people," he said.

Leon Fooksman can be reached at lfooksman@sun-sentinel.com or 561-243-6647.
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MIM: A 14 year old Muslim at the Muslim Center of Palm Beach event said he thought the banquet was a good idea because; "I want people to know we are not bad people". The website of the MCPB tells different tale, since the groups which they link to are associated with many very many"bad people"..
The prominent place played by the sermons of Al Sudais shows that they support his view that Jews :Are the descendants of apes and monkeys" and agree with his call to "Kill Jews and American worshippers of the cross".
At the bottom of the Islam page of the MCPB we read that:

This website is maintained by Brother Mahmood Azhar, General Secretary MuslimCommunity of Palm Beach County Incorporated.

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