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Would you want a Mosque in your area?

  1. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    Would you want a Mosque in your area?

    would it bother you to hear the chanting coming from it as you wake up? do you think it would be just another church or would it bother you to have one in your neighborhood?

  2. UnnamedHarald profile image98
    UnnamedHaraldposted 5 years ago

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa was home to the first mosque west of the Mississippi. This small wooden building was almost destroyed in the Flood of 2008. There is a modern mosque on the northwest side of the city. As far as I know, there have been no noise complaints-- prayers are inside a building. There is no mullah wailing from a minaret. Their open houses, which are frequent, welcome non-muslims and are well-attended.

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    huckelburyposted 5 years ago

    Why not? The requirement to surrender personal autonomy and cease rational examination of physical phenomena, coupled with a combination of threats and promises and blind obedience to authority are not qualitatively different from any other religious beliefs.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    No, The fact that it is an Islamic mosque would not bother me, It is what may go on inside as far as extremists planning to do harm to my fellow Americans. People may say this is nonsense, We have already been caught with our pants down once. NEVER again.

    1. rouilliewilkerson profile image60
      rouilliewilkersonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You make a good point, however, I'd could say the same about Christian extremest that maybe get mad at someone at a clinic next door to a daycare or something and blow it up with all of those innocent little people inside and around... terrible

  5. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    I am easy, either way, mosque or no mosque, the wailing is, in essence, no diferent to the clanging of church bells and the howling hymns that emanate from Christian churches during practice and services.  This question reminded me of an incident I heard about when prince Charles offered to build a mosque on one of his estates, the Islamic leader (I don't remember the correct name, is it an Iman, or Mullah, something like that) thanked the prince, but said that as there were only a few Muslims (13 if I remember the story well) It wasn't worth the trouble and disruption, and they were quite happy to carry on using the church hall, if the locals didn't mind.  It would seem that, Islam, like Christianity, does not need formal buildings for worshipers to folllow the  respective faiths, the buildings are really just a matter of convenience, the faith is within the person and thereby the congregation.

    1. James-wolve profile image79
      James-wolveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah,true.The mosque was called Darul Amaan built in Manchister. the leader was Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Fifth Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat.

  6. dianetrotter profile image73
    dianetrotterposted 5 years ago

    I don't have a problem with a mosque being in my area as long as it isn't a place for a terrorist to hide.  I don't say it to be offensive to peaceful Muslims.

    1. rouilliewilkerson profile image60
      rouilliewilkersonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There are churches, I understand, in the deep south that let Muslims meet and pray in them until they had a mosque or place to go of their own.  Jews, Christians, Muslims - all "people of the book."

  7. BobMonger profile image59
    BobMongerposted 5 years ago

    Though I don't know of any practicing followers of Islam in our little town I do know of several Jewish, Hindi, and  Sikh families in our area who have no where to worship locally. Our County Commission and City fathers have looked into the availability of suitable property for places of worship for all faiths and have made it clear that door is always open to any interested parties. Whether this is due to a new-found sensitivity for the beliefs of local Native American tribes carrying over to other faiths or because our little corner of the world is a melting pot for people from around the world is hard to say. In any case a place for the faithful to come worship, whatever their faith, would be more than welcome out here in God's country.

  8. BriMaureen profile image60
    BriMaureenposted 5 years ago

    I live in Murfreesboro, TN, which has made national headlines because of our recent mosque controversy. I have no problems with the mosque being constructed  in my town.  I support religious freedom for all, and I've met several Muslims in the community who are great people. Here is an article discussing the details of the Murfreesboro mosque: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/1 … 68915.html

  9. James-wolve profile image79
    James-wolveposted 5 years ago

    There are 2.5 million Muslims in the United States and about 1,900 mosques around the nation. But building a mosque has suddenly become a hot-button issue in many communities,I think because of the Ground Zero issue.President Barack Obama told the nation in  that  time that the mosque is a matter of religious freedom, which is guaranteed by the Constitution,but some activists like Pamela Guller  didnt like that and they induldge in a process of inciting hatred towards Muslims and warned Americans that building the mosque could be a victory of Islam and Americans should stop it .
    Mosque  is place where Muslims gather to worship God .

  10. glmclendon profile image59
    glmclendonposted 5 years ago

    Don't they have zoning laws? Why would this  brother me? I hear some Christian people that need to move. What about the drunks that have loud parties every weekend?

    Stay Well

  11. rouilliewilkerson profile image60
    rouilliewilkersonposted 5 years ago

    Yes smile. In fact one in every neighborhood so if I'm out of bus money, don't have a car and am inhibited by cold and flue (but not running a fever and contagious of coruse) I can make it to Jummah each and every Friday.

  12. calynbana profile image82
    calynbanaposted 5 years ago

    There is a gigantic mosque being constructed just down the street from me. Across the street from a gigantic Morman church. Both these buildings bother me on some level, not because of what the people believe but because of how much money they spent! These religions both follow Christ on some level. To build giant churches, and mosques is unnecessary, and what I think can be considered frivolous spending.

    The other reason it would bother me would be if I am not allowed to attend. I am going to attend the mosque once it opens to see what it is like. I feel that any religion that believes in the teachings of Christ, whether they believe he was a prophet or God should be willing to accept anybody with love.

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    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    I would have no objections to a Mosque being in my area or neighborhood, as long as it, like any place of worship conform to the zoning laws regarding adequate parking, fire protection inspections, etc. The freedom to practice your religious beliefs is a fundamental right in this country. But as in the case of all rights granted by the Constitution, your rights end where my rights begin. That is true for the freedom of the press, the right to peaceful assembly and the right to practice your religion. If there are zoning laws, those laws have to be followed. I know of no Mosques in my city, but there may be and I just have not ever seen them.