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KC Airport adds foot basins for muslim cabbies

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by LadyEagle, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Shiloh

    Shiloh New Member

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    Do you want them washing their feet in the same sink you might need to shave your face in? Do you want them praying in the corridors?

    No sir, I don't want them in our country!
     
  2. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    The other way of controlling poor behavior is to make it impossible to do it. Kind of like the screws that need a particular screwdriver. No one has a right to pray in a way that inhibits everyone else.
     
  3. LadyEagle

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    You have just made my point about the dhimmitization (islamitization) of America.
     
  4. amity

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    Pass a law, then. If you succeed, I will abide by it. If I succeed in preventing such a law, you should abide by it, too.
     
  5. amity

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    Then it is also the handicappization of American, and the baby-diaperization of America, too.
     
  6. amity

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    How would you make it impossible for Muslims (or anybody else, of course) to pray? and why?
     
  7. carpro

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    I wonder at what point on the globe muslims start facing west to pray?:confused:


    Since the Earth is round, as you know, where does that end and facing east begin?
     
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    You might as well ask me if I have quite beating my wife. I never said such a thing.
     
  9. amity

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    You are joking, right? Just today I was reviewing the prime meridian and international dateline.... with a class of 7th graders!

    For Muslim purposes, though, it has to do with which direction is the most direct route to Mecca as I understand it. It could involve the polar route. Muslims in St. Petersburg face south, Muslims in Australia face northwest. Muslims in Tahiti I don't know about. This is called a "qibla." There are even special compasses made for travelers to help determine the direction. Once one is 1 inch east of the Kaaba in Mecca, one faces west. Somewhere on the exact opposite point of the globe from Mecca, out in the middle of the south Pacific, I think, is the point where "directions change," the point all Muslims normally "face away from" in prayer.
     
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    America has been making laws and regulations about immigration for about 150 years. The laws are intended to provide for regulated immigration in a manner that best meets the needs of the nation and also, where not in conflict with those needs, permits others to enjoy the benefits of living here. The laws are not intended to facilitate the conversion of America to a different economic, cultural, political, language, or religious basis. We've excluded and included various categories at varying times to meet our best interests as they were perceived at the time. Many good people have come to this country and added much to it. Some who may have need must wait and some may never be accepted. Those that have been most successful have assimilated into this nation's culture even while retaining a love for their homeland and preserving for their own families and communities certain traditions that do not conflict with the standards found here. Ultimately, if they seek citizenship, allegiance to this nation is required. There is nothing wrong with holding to historical elements of one's origins when no harm is done to others. Some bad people have come here with the desire to force their ways upon the rest of the nation - like it or not - and by using our own laws in the process. Forcing accommodations not customary in this country serve no purpose except to aggravate the host. Often they are designed just to attract attention. People who do this have no intention to add to the nation but rather to take away from it or change it. We must be wise to this, use common sense, and react in a manner that keeps our intents whole. The purpose of our law is to protect us and provide a system of justice - not permit the rest of the world to use us nor to provide for all peoples of the world, no matter how needy, the same blessings we enjoy here. Selectively, because we desire to do so, we can share with others but they must accept a responsibility to adapt to our ways. We have no obligation to change our ways to adapt to their's and doing so only sets a precedence that will rise far beyond reach.
     
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  11. amity

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    I agree with you entirely (I think!).
     
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