For Boston's Mayor, Radical imam's views are OK but not Chick-fil-A's

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    Jul 29, 2012 7:10 AM GMT
    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/op_ed/view/20220727poultry_excuse_mayor_radical_imam_ok_but_not_chick-fil-a/

    Given his stance on Chick-fil-A, would Mayor Tom Menino grant permits to a group that has counted among its leaders a man who has repeatedly called homosexuality a “crime that must be punished” by death?

    Actually, he has done that  . . . and more! Menino effectively gave away city land valued at $1.8 million to the organization, and he gave a speech at its ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    It’s the Islamic Society of Boston’s mosque, and when it comes to anti-gay sentiment, one of its early supporters makes Chick-fil-A look like the Provincetown Men’s Chorus.

    During the (understandable) controversy over the city selling land for a house of worship at a below-market rate a decade ago, reporters discovered that the Islamic Society of Boston counted imam Yusef al-Qaradawi as one of its spiritual guides. As the Weekly Standard reported at the time:

    “The ISB does not dispute the fact that they have repeatedly used al-Qaradawi as a tool to raise funds for the Boston mosque, printing a brochure that highlighted al-Qaradawi’s enthusiastic support of the mosque and playing a videotaped message of support from him at a 2002 gathering.”

    Also in attendance at the gathering, listening to al-Qaradawi’s message: Mayor Tom Menino.

    Outside Boston, al-Qaradawi is better known as a vocal supporter of terrorism who teaches a hard-core version of Islam. His claim to fame as a “progressive” is that he was the first prominent imam to urge women to become suicide bombers, too.

    It was only when his terror support became known that the Islamic Society of Boston announced that epeated listings of al-Qaradawi as an ISB trustee had been a mistake.

    But nobody’s accusing Chick-fil-A of supporting terrorism — just traditional marriage (I think liberals still see the former as more dangerous). Menino heard the president of the company call same-sex marriage a “sin,” and he announced it would not be allowed to do business in Boston.

    OK, Mr. Mayor. But when you gave all that land to the ISB at a song, here’s what imam al-Qaradawi was teaching:

    “[A homosexual should be given] the same punishment as any sexual pervert  . . . Some say we should throw them from a high place, like God did with the people of Sodom. Some say we should burn them.”
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    Jul 29, 2012 4:02 PM GMT


    One is a church with cray cray preaching. (Just like a lot of tax free christian churches).
    The other is a business that makes massive amounts of money and funnels some of it to organizations with political clout.


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    Jul 29, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    How much money has the Imam given to politicians and organizations working to deny rights to Americans?
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    Jul 29, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    As I pointed out on another thread, one doesnt know one is supporting anti-gay views when eating at Chick-fil-A. I think people would be on the alert before support the ISB. However, I would still have charged the ISB full price for the land if I had known of their association with that Imam.





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    Jul 29, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    Caslon20000 saidAs I pointed out on another thread, one doesnt know one is supporting anti-gay views when eating at Chick-fil-A. I think people would be on the alert before support the ISB. However, I would still have charged the ISB full price for the land if I had known of their association with that Imam.





    What RJ needs is an American who takes an inordinate interest in Canada. icon_wink.gif


    Then you'll have to find one that has a lot of Canadian relatives and friends, like we have a lot of relatives and friends in the US. They matter, so we're inordinately interested. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 29, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    Timbales saidHow much money has the Imam given to politicians and organizations working to deny rights to Americans?

    They didnt cut the break to the Imam, but the ISB. I think one has to look at the entire activities of the ISB, not just the Imam.
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    Jul 29, 2012 4:24 PM GMT
    meninlove said Then you'll have to find one that has a lot of Canadian relatives and friends, like we have a lot of relatives and friends in the US. They matter, so we're inordinately interested. icon_wink.gif

    So send them a fucking christmas letter. Sheesh!

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    Jul 29, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
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    meninlove said Then you'll have to find one that has a lot of Canadian relatives and friends, like we have a lot of relatives and friends in the US. They matter, so we're inordinately interested. icon_wink.gif

    So send them a fucking christmas letter. Sheesh!

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    Hmmm..polite reply garners snarky response.

    Have a nice day! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 29, 2012 5:03 PM GMT
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    Caslon20000 said
    meninlove said Then you'll have to find one that has a lot of Canadian relatives and friends, like we have a lot of relatives and friends in the US. They matter, so we're inordinately interested. icon_wink.gif

    So send them a fucking christmas letter. Sheesh!

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    Hmmm..polite reply garners snarky response.

    Have a nice day! icon_biggrin.gif

    Actually, by your logic, shouldnt y'all (actually others more than you, cuz you post canadian stuff occastionally) have even more interest in Canada? Dont y'all have friends and family there, too?

    I just think there isnt that much of interest happening up there.

    Oh forget it. It isnt worth it. The news postings on RJ are the only threads worth reading on here really.
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    Jul 29, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    Caslon20000 said
    meninlove said
    Caslon20000 said
    meninlove said Then you'll have to find one that has a lot of Canadian relatives and friends, like we have a lot of relatives and friends in the US. They matter, so we're inordinately interested. icon_wink.gif

    So send them a fucking christmas letter. Sheesh!

    smiley-laughing025.gif


    Hmmm..polite reply garners snarky response.

    Have a nice day! icon_biggrin.gif

    Actually, by your logic, shouldnt y'all (actually others more than you, cuz you post canadian stuff occastionally) have even more interest in Canada? Dont y'all have friends and family there, too?

    I just think there isnt that much of interest happening up there.

    Oh forget it. It isnt worth it. The news postings on RJ are the only threads worth reading on here really.


    There's lots going on up here, but we're not in the habit of flooding the forums with topics. I would hazard a humble guess that the OP is far far far more inordinately focused on the US than old us, wouldn't you say?

    ..and as well thou knowest, Canada is often the unhappy recipient of whatever goes on in the US.

    Mwah! *blows kiss*