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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Los Angeles is responding to a wave of anti-Muslim bigotry sweeping the U.S. by running public service announcements aimed at helping defuse the growing hatred. Two of the three spots remind the public that many of the first responders at the World Trade Center site on 9-11 were, in fact, Muslims. These two spots conclude with the line, "9/11 happened to all of us." The third PSA features Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders describing the "Golden Rule" as their faiths define it, and ends by saying "We have more in common than we think." The third PSA is designed to demonstrate the commonalities between faiths and challenge people who seek to divide Americans along religious lines, like the member of the church in Florida who plan to burn Qurans on September 11. The PSAs will be disseminated to TV stations and through social media sites.
Patrick McCormick replied on Permalink
Hatred and Religious Intolerance
I am an American citizen by birth. I am an honorably discharged veteran (1969). I am a staunch supporter of the US Constitution and its Bill of Rights. I believe most strongly that a well insulated Separation of Church and State is in the best interest of all Americans. I love Free Speech. I am a gun owner.
I am not specifically a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent. I am all, and I am none, of those things. I have voted Republican, Democrat and Independent over the years.
I believe in the equal rights of all men and women. Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are some of those rights. I believe that my rights extend freely to a point where they interfere with your rights. It is at that point, we need Government Supervision.
We are a Government of the people. That means the people own the government and the government can claim no ownership of US. Because of this, elected office holders and all employees of it must serve the needs of the people totally without question. Those needs are in the areas of Defense, Trade, Health, Finance, transportation, Utilities and Employment. I concede that they need to tax us, fairly, to provide service in these areas.
Above all things, I am an American Patriot. I demand my rights and I would be willing to fight for yours. It is what I am and I am proud of it.
Patrick M McCormick
kodimirpal replied on Permalink
More Christians will convert to islam
God’s ways are different, every so called destruction may have a constructive effect, and the Quran burning may back fire on the Christians. 99.9% of the Christian fathers, pastors, priests and clerics have never read the Quran. The Quran has a Chapter on MARY the mother of Jesus and the verses are much more beautiful than they are given in the Bible. By burning the Quran they burn the correct version of the Bible itself. The name of Muhammad is mentioned only 4 times in the entire Quran but the name of Jesus Christ is mentioned more than 20 times in the same Quran. The Quran is the only Book that challenges the Christians by asserting that Jesus had been one of the mightiest prophets of God and not GOD'S SON which is the huge blasphemy on God Almighty. God does not need a son. God does not get involved in animal sex act. God if HE wanted could create a million Jesuses or a million Moseses or a million Muhammads. There is going to be a huge awakening among the Christians and the sale of the Quran and conversion to Islam is going to massively increase in the West and Christians will come to understand the folly on their beliefs.