Are There Mosques Near You?

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  1. Rippon

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    I am wondering if there are mosques near any of you. How far away is the closest? Are any in construction nearby?

    There is a mosque within blocks of Grace Community Church where John MacArthur preaches.

    Do you believe they represent a danger to the community and nation? Could many be advocating anti-American dogma? Is it possible that many of these Muslim hangouts advance Sharia Law? Should the FBI,CIA or Homeland Security be monitoring these gatherings? Is Obama and his administration a threat to our national security by buddying up with the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups that go against values that our country has held dear since its inception?

    Are you concerned about the encroachment? Have you taken note of what is happening in Europe with a virtual invasion going on in their nations?

    I know, I know, too many questions. However, I'd like to get some feedback. Thanks.
     
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    For years there's been a fenced in piece of grass a few miles away, with a big sign saying Muslim cemetery. It doesn't look like they've had any customers. And some Theravada Buddhists have a building. Not sure why they put it out in the country, but I don't have any fear that they're fomenting violence.

    The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area has about a dozen, counting the one NOI mosque. Fayetteville has 2 or 3.

    The thing that bothers me (outside of the fact that they are spreading a false religion) is these mosques are funded with Saudi money, and so of course they're gonna preach what the Saudis want. And that seems to be a Wahhabist radicalized and violent message. And a lot the Mosques that aren't linked to Wahhabism and the Saudis are linked with the Muslim Brotherhood.
     
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    Yes, there are mosques in my area. Of course this is an urban area. There are also Buddhists temples. There are also Christian churches of just about every group you have ever heard of and some you probably have not heard of.

    There is a Christian church here that was planted by the Christian church in India that tradition says St. Thomas founded in India. I worked with a young man from India who grew up in the church St. Thomas founded.
     
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    Yes, of course.

    The closest one is 2.6 miles (just looked it up on Google Maps to get the distance).

    I don't know. There are three in town that I know of, so I'm guessing the need for new mosques is not that great.

    So what? What does one have to do with another?

    No.

    I bet they are promoting and encouraging Islam, which is what they should do. Christian churches should promote and encourage discipleship to Jesus, which is quite opposed to much of "the American Way."

    Possible, but I haven't met a Muslim who wants to impose that on U.S. society. Have you even met a Muslim?

    Only if there is compelling and specific evidence of organized wrongdoing. I believe in religious liberty, which I know is out of fashion today.

    You make an allegation in the midst of your question that is uncalled for. I think the President of the United States is a leader of all of the people of the US. Therefore, we should not get upset if he or she meets with religious persons of all faiths (or no faith) on a regular basis.

    No, I'm not paranoid. I also am glad that there are enormous opportunities to live out the gospel in word and deed with Muslims in my neighborhood.

    "Invasion" is a word that paranoid people use to describe the growth of Islam in Europe. Is that somehow worse than a post-Christian and secular citizenry that has largely rejected Christianity? You realize that Muslims have been in Europe for centuries, right? A fair amount of the growth is just because there are now more Muslims in Western Europe than in years past.
     
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    They shouldn't be doing it if they are Americans. To say they are promoting and encouraging Islam is to say they support Sharia Law. To say the very least --S.L. is criminal and against the values that Western socity holds dear.
    There is no comparison between Islam and Christianity.

    Then you've been living under the proverbial rock.
    For lack of a more delicate word --your question is stupid. I have met Muslims in America --especially before 9/11 and here in China.

    Iwslam is a threat internationally. Mosques are breeding grounds for Sharia Law. You can say you believe in religious liberty all you want --I think promoting the safety and security of Americans supersedes that.

    You can think it all you want. Obama's actions speak volumes.
    A bit more common sense needs to be exercised by you.

    You are just hiding your face in the sand then.
    If you are indeed doing that --then you are to be commended. But if any actual candor is expressed I am surprised you have not discovered the way things really are.

    No, it is not. The so-called "refugee crisis" is fueling the growth of radical Islam in Europe.
    There are legitimate refugees --but most are merely migrants who have moved from place to place in Europe. Most of these people are young men between 15-40. They want freebies and will protest and destroy all in their path. They feel that Europe is weak and they can run roughshod over them

    Islam is about one quarter of the world's population. About 80,000 to 100,000 are super radicalized. Let's call them group A.
    Muslims not in group A would not do those things, but they would support and agree with them. That's group B. That is most of the Islamic world. These folks would not personally kill anyone who left Islam, but they would agree that those individuals should indeed die.
    Group C is rather small --larger than group A --but a dwark next to B. They believe in a secular kind of Islam. They are nominal. It's their heritage, but they think A and B have gone way overboard. But most of them live in fear of ever denouncing Sharia Law.
     

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