Philly: Hundreds of Muslims Take to Streets to Celebrate Islamic Heritage

Recently it seems that every time I turn around, I come across an article about Muslims uniting in America. If Muslim immigration is not stopped soon, they will gain even more confidence through their unity, and their push for Sharia Law will get stronger by the day. This is a never ending war with Islam, it is imperative that Muslim immigration is ended, and Sharia Law is officially banned. They need to be sent a message, that America will not fall to Islam!

Muslims in Philadelphia celebrate Islamic heritage
By Chris Mondics

Hundreds of Philadelphia Muslims celebrated their Islamic heritage Saturday with a parade down Chestnut Street and a festival at Penn’s Landing.

The afternoon parade, which began on Market Street at Independence Mall, then proceeded down to Chestnut Street and past Independence Hall, was led by a group from Montreal that sang and chanted in Arabic.

The multiethnic crowd featured immigrants from the Middle East, African American Muslims, and others, some carrying banners in Arabic that read, “No one is God except God.”

Not everyone called Philadelphia home, though.

Khayriyyah Munir, 20, of Deerfield, Mass., a small town in the Berkshires where there are few Muslims, said she had traveled with her two younger brothers, Manny and Muhammad, to participate in the parade and festival, in part, so her siblings could see people in flowing robes, head coverings, and other traditional Islamic garb.

“I want them to be comfortable with their Muslim identity,” said Munir, a junior at the University of Connecticut, where she is studying biomedical engineering.

The parade and many of the events of the day were organized by the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects, an aid organization with branches in the United States and Canada.

When arrests of Islamic fundamentalists for allegedly planning attacks in the United States have shaped many Americans’ views of Islam, participants said, part of the purpose of the day was to show the moderate face of Islam.

“The Internet spreads a lot of hate, but people who know Islam know that we are not about blowing up planes and cars,” said Linda Hauber of West Philadelphia, one of the organizers of the day’s events.

Lubabah Kadi of Silver Spring, Md., a recent graduate of the University of Maryland with a chemistry degree, said moderate Muslims are confident of their acceptance in the United States.

“When you know who you are, that is not a problem,” she said.

Omar Dimachkie, president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects, said the United States was far more accepting of Muslim moderates than Europe, where national governments face political pressure to ban certain types of Muslim dress.

“It’s not as easy [for Muslims] as it is for the majority,” said Dimachkie, who emigrated to the United States from Lebanon. “But that is the case for minorities everywhere. The U.S. has evolved to accept many minorities.”

I would love to get the opportunity to ask these “moderate” Muslims, if they are for or against Sharia Law.

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Gary Rumain
12 years ago

Don’t just ask them about sharia, ask them about jizya, slavery, and dhimmitude too.

Robin Shadowes
12 years ago
Reply to  Gary Rumain

Don’t forget to ask them about taqyyia, kitman, takfir, takbir and hudnas too.

Gary Rumain
12 years ago
Reply to  Robin Shadowes

Yes, the list is endless.

bobbyd
bobbyd
12 years ago

I hope a Christian legal association comes to their defense and that we all give as much as we can in their support. Christian missionary efforts is all that stands between us and a life of barbaric savagery!

Cdn4freedom
Cdn4freedom
12 years ago

I can never understand how it possible for the “moderate” Muslims to keep on claiming that there is absolutely no connection between the teachings of Islam and the hatred, intolerance, and violence while it is right there in black and white if people take the time to read it instead of accepting these false arguments provided by the “moderates”. Why do they get away with not taking the ownership of the problem of Muslims around the world “misunderstanding” the Q’uran and Hadith? No, it’s always our fault for getting the wrong perception just because some of their brethren have been murdering and mistreating people in the name of Islam for justifying their actions with quotes from the Islamic texts. But it’s our fault.

Koala Bear
Koala Bear
12 years ago
Reply to  Cdn4freedom

They have probably never read the quran and hadiths and follow a Christianised version of islam.

Robin Shadowes
12 years ago
Reply to  Cdn4freedom

They could either be cultural but non-practicing muslims, their version of our atheists or at least the closest thing being atheists. Still they have had an upbringing within in the concept of pislam and therefore pislam is still part of their identity and cultural history. These people tend to defend pislam when they move to the west because they know pislam while the western culture is only alien to them. Another explanation could be some of them are practicing pislam but not to it’s full content. They could be considered light-muslims just like there are light-christians. They might go to the mosque when one of their kin gets married or on certain holidays just like us. Still they are loyal to pislam and that bond might also strengthen when they move to the west. The only ones I would trust is the ex-arselifters. They are the only ones who has managed to sever the chords completely to pislam and has succeeded to adopt the western lifestyle. Ayan Hirsi Ali and Wafa Sultan are two such excellent examples of people who has successfully left pislam.

Gaye
Gaye
11 years ago
Reply to  Cdn4freedom

Spot on Cd4, why are they not out there protesting about the thousands of clerics and Imams who preach hate in their mosques at friday prayer, and what about their teachers who teach their little children to kill infidels, why are they not protesting about the hundreds of verses in their holy books to kill all infidels, but of course we are taking these verses wrongly, or are not able to read their scriptures. Well they had better tell ex Muslims and ex Clerics that they too do not know how to read their scriptures, perhaps this is why they must kill all who leave islam so as we cant find out what a horrific religion it is..

Vik Rubenfeld
12 years ago

Muslims show up in the comments section of my site all the time saying Islam is peaceful. I frequently ask them, “Do you agree that a Muslim who blows up a plane, train, or other public place in the name of Islam, is *not* rewarded for it by being sent to paradise?” They have never yet said that a Muslim who blows up a public place doesn’t go to paradise as a reward for doing so. That’s how *peaceful* they are.

Shariah Law expert Steve Coughlin has pointed out that according to Islamic Shariah Law:

1) No one has any human rights at all except for Muslims. This is why Muslims have nothing against blowing up non-Muslims in public places in the name of Islam – because according to Islam non-Muslims have no human rights, so it isn’t wrong to blow them up.

2) Slander, in Shariah Law, means anything that puts Islam in a bad light, and the truth is irrelevant as a defense. That’s why Muslims like to riot over things like the Mohammed cartoons – according to Shariah Law, those cartoons are illegal. This shows that Shariah Law is completely incompatible with the US Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from religion, freedom from coercion, etc.

Vik Rubenfeld
12 years ago
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Thanks very much. You too!

Vik Rubenfeld
12 years ago
Reply to  admin

That’s totally cool.

Zubaidah
Zubaidah
12 years ago
Reply to  Vik Rubenfeld

NO, they will not go to heaven or be rewarded. Suicide is a grave sin and those that kill themselves are going straight to hell. Killing the innocent , women, & children and those not in battle is forbidden. No one here can say that their religion is peaceful according to your books. GOD always smites kills and destroys. Read your books and tell me there is not one act of violence in them. These are desperate people fighting to live their way in their land. They are not trying to take your freedom, they want theirs. I say let them be, and stop interfering. Why do people swat the hornets nest and then cry when they are stung? Their acts are not justified but i say it goes all around.

Gaye
Gaye
11 years ago
Reply to  Vik Rubenfeld

Vik, when you really look at this war cult, even Muslims dont have any rights, if a husband no longer likes his wife all he has to do is say that she has committed adultery, and this poor woman has to have 4 witness to say that she didnt or wasnt raped or else she is stoned to death. I say a video of a little girl who refused to marry an old man stoned to death, with many of themen videoing it as she died, I was sure that someone would rescure the little thing but now and it was horrific, this poor little mite, and this is the religion that they tell us is peaceful. Tell that to the many christian children who were burnt in their school were not allowed to try to escape.. Fools America if you except this..

Laura
Laura
12 years ago

It’s too bad us non-muslims are not unified.

Ffionmair Tosh
Ffionmair Tosh
12 years ago

We are unifying, Laura. I can assure you that. We “Common People” are forming Defense Leagues in every free nation. I’m an administrator for United States Defense League. You can find us on Facebook.
If you have a Facebook profile, please do a search on “Defence League” and “Defense League.” You will be AMAZED at how many there are..English, Welsh, Scottish, Swedish, Danish, Serbian, Australian, German,Indian,(Hindu, also) *Atheist* (obviously not a country), Libertarian,Russian,Austrian,many African countries….and we’re ALL IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER 🙂
Wherever THEY are publicly “DEMANDING” we are “COUNTER-DEMANDING” they assimilate and adhere to OUR CONSTITUTION OR FEEL FREE TO LEAVE. I’m writing from the U.S.A. so the infidels and patriots in other countries are defending not our Constitution, but THEIR foundation!!! Keep The Faith.

Truth Detector
12 years ago

The good news is that Oklahoma will ban that rabid beast Shariah in November after the people vote to ban it. I say this because most people in Oklahoma have a developed human brain. So I’m sure they will ban it. Come on, fellow Americans, let’s ban that filthy, wild, deseased Shariah in all our States.

I’m from Texas, and we’re trying to bring that insane wild animal Shariah to a vote as soon as possible. Since most Texans also have a complete brain, I’m sure that eventually, that rabid animal Shariah will also be dead, here, in the sewer where it belongs. Shariah and Satan’s Bible, nicknamed the Qur’an, belong in the sewer.

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