Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque

Our country is going mad! – Islamophobia may have reached a point in this country where people condemn Christians that they suspect are Muslims without ever checking the facts.

In Phoenix, Arizona, a new Christian church has residents fearing that it is an Islamic mosque.

The Light of the World multidenominational church is being built just off of Interstate 10 and features a dome-like structure.

“Since the distinctive dome shape went up, church leaders said they have received phone calls from concerned neighbors who’ve mistaken the building for an Islamic mosque,” KPHO reported.

“I heard many people, they came over and they say, ‘Is this a Muslim temple?’ No, it’s not,” church member Juan Calixto told KPNX.

“It is unfortunate that people are so intolerant to differences that they aren’t willing to see that the place of worship is not a mosque,” said Tayyibah Amatullah of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Arizona chapter.

Church officials have hung a sign to let people know they aren’t Muslim. “If you think we are different you are wrong,” the sign reads. “We are building a Christian house of prayer.”

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3 Responses to Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque

  1. Rehmat says:

    As Henry Kissinger had said that “the US has no friends but its interests”. Someone should have the courage (other than Helen Thomas) that instead of caving to Israeli non-stop demands – Obama should look after the interests of the mojority of 300 million Americans which naturally lie with friendship with Islamic Republic on equal footing. Obama, instead of offering 20 stealth strike planes (worth US$3 billion) and more to Israel in return for just 90-day freeze on new Jewish settlements in the West Bank – could have told Benji: “Israel better pull back to pre-1967 borders – else I am going to establish diplomatc relations with Tehran and stop interfering with its civilian nuclear plan”.

    There exist two possibilities of this straight talk – either Israel would see the light and pull-back to its pre-1967 borders Or Obama will end up like former President John f. Kennedy (dead).

  2. Pirooz says:

    first time in 30 something years for Iran to have won so many Gold Medals…

    well done Iran

  3. Erick says:

    Recognizing that few readers have the patience to plod through the memoir of George W. Bush (“Decision Points”), I feel a duty to report the high points. They don’t get much better than when Mr. Bush explains why he authorized CIA agents to torture enemy soldiers captured in Afghanistan.

    Did I say “torture?” Forgive me. Here is how Mr. Bush described what happened after the CIA’s interrogation of Abu Zubaydah had yielded no useful information:

    “CIA experts drew up a list of interrogation techniques that differed from those Zubaydah had successfully resisted.”

    Torture? By no means – merely techniques that “differed.”

    Not only “differed,” but worked:

    “The new techniques proved highly effective. Zubaydah revealed large amounts of information…”

    Unfortunately, this reinforced a widely held misconception about torture. Many people believe that prisoners who are tortured do not like it very much, if at all. Admit it: you probably believe this yourself. In fact, tortured prisoners tend to enjoy the experience a great deal, and even hope that their friends will be equally fortunate:

    “Zubaydah later explained to interrogators why he started answering questions again. His understanding of Islam was that he had to resist interrogation only up to a certain point. Waterboarding was the technique that allowed him to reach that threshold, fulfill his religious duty, and then cooperate. ‘You must do this for all the brothers,’ he said.”

    CIA agents rarely follow suggestions made by captured enemy soldiers. But this one struck them as sound advice.

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