What is America?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Hook N. Sinker, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. "DebbieDoesPolitics.com
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    Debbie Schlussel: Your Gym Now Allah's Gym (& Mosque), The Sequel: Muslim Woman Bitches Over Prayer at Gym

    By Debbie Schlussel

    Back in April, we told you about Fitness USA, the Michigan-based national gym chain. We dubbed it "Weakness USA," because the gym built a divider (between men and women) in its Lincoln Park, Michigan (not a largely Muslim area . . . yet) location to bow to Muslim women's demand to wear skimpy clothing and not have men see them.

    The women, Arrwa Mogalli and Ammerah Saidi, got their wish over this private gym by whining to the media and Islamic "civil rights" groups. We warned, then, that this was the slippery slope. And we were right. Now, Wardeh Sultan--a Palestinian Muslim woman from Dearbornistan--is whining because someone interrupted her PRAYER at her location of the gym (the city isn't given in the report by Detroit Newsistan resident pro-Islamist and fabricator, Gregg Krupa). (And she's mad that the gym manager allegedly told her that the rest of us don't have to respect Allah. The crime.)

    That's right, her PRAYER. Not her workout. Not her 5-mile run on the treadmill. Not her weightlifting or session in the steam room. No, her Islamic PRAYER.

    Question: When you hear of an establishment called "Fitness USA," do you think it's a place to work out? Or a place to pray to Allah? A place to exercise your body or a place to exercise your religion?

    Detroit area Muslims who are imposing their will anywhere and everywhere now say they have the right to pray in your gym unfettered. So you're trying to lift weights? So, what? Please adjust your workout so Wardeh and Ahmed can kneel toward Mecca. And please don't drip your sweat on her hijab or step on her prayer mat. "Allah Hu Akbar."

    Sultan is angry because someone had the gall to interrupt her prayer session . . . AT THE GYM! And she's mad that the manager told her,

    "The manager told me, 'You have to respect her (the patron), but she does not have to respect your God,'" said Wardeh Sultan of Dearborn. "I've had my membership for seven or eight years, and I've never had a problem with praying there.

    "I told that manager, 'I can't believe you said that" Sultan said. "Honestly, I feel humiliated and I feel ashamed, right now, to go back to Fitness USA."

    If you feel humiliated praying at a gym, you should be. It's a place to work out. It ain't a mosque (or a house of prayer).

    Predictably, as the gym did with the divider for Muslim women, it is kowtowing yet again. Welcome to the Dhimmified Gym, which is now "investigating" this absurd claim:

    "We will, as we will with any complaint involving our staff and a member, be doing a full and thorough investigation of the matter and take any appropriate action we need to take," said Jodi Berry, executive director of Fitness USA. "We want every member to get a good exercise experience every time they come to the club."

    Somehow this is a "violation" of the First Amendment right of freedom of religion, according to The Detroit Newsistan's pro-Islamist reporter, who apparently never heard of the right for private businesses to decide to be gyms instead of mosques, or the fact that Islamic prayer in the middle of a cramped gym might be a safety and litigation hazard:

    The allegations are among a series of recent complaints by Muslims who say they are free to practice their religion in the United States, until someone tells them they cannot. Recently, the same Fitness USA facility enacted a new dress code to allow Muslim women to wear more modest clothing, in compliance with some Islamic practices.

    Correction: As we noted, in the Lincoln Park Fitness USA, the rules were changed the other way. A divider was built so Muslim women could remove modest clothing, wear skimpy outfits, and not be seen by men.

    They want it a million different ways--all in the name of Infidels kowtowing to extremist Islamic whims. What every happened to "the melting pot"? Apparently, that dynamic has changed. Now, we're supposed to melt into some sort of Islamic souffle.

    The Detroit Newsistan "reporter" goes further and invokes the Flying Imams who were apparently doing a dry run for a hijacking or terrorist attack. And apparently, this woman was testing the system to see what she could get away with at her mosque, er . . . gym. And since her gym is Weakness USA, she can get away with a lot. Just watch for Fitness USA to establish a prayer room, and fire a few people over this.

    This story has everything, too . . . including my "friend," FBI Award Revokee and "former" Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad (a close buddy of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Michigan Chief Brian Moskowitz a/k/a "Abu Moskowitz"):

    Imad Hamad, regional director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which lodged a formal complaint with Fitness USA on behalf of Sultan, said the recent spate of conflicts results from a growing intolerance of Islam and a growing restiveness among Muslims that their rights to speak freely and worship are increasingly at risk.

    "They (Muslims) are resenting that they are to be suppressed from expressing themselves freely, like others," Hamad said.

    "It's OK for a Christian fellow or a Jewish fellow to pray, and it would be regarded highly and respected. When it comes to a person of Muslim faith, especially if a woman is wearing the head cover or a man with a typical clergy outfit, yeah, it is becoming like something that is offensive to people and making them nervous."

    Hello . . .? If someone is praying at my gym, it will make me nervous. It should make you nervous. It should make us all nervous. And by the way, I've NEVER seen any Christians or Jews, including myself (a religious Jew), pray at the gym. We know what the place is for and why we're there. You want to pray? Go to your mosque, Wardeh Habibti.

    Sultan said that, like all pious Muslims, she prays five times daily. She also wears a veil and a long dress, in observance of her faith.

    Born in Jordan, of Palestinian descent, Sultan arrived in Detroit 17 years ago, before moving to Dearborn. She is an American citizen.

    Remind us again why we let her--a woman who wants to impose her religion on a gym!--in and gave her citizenship. This is the stuff I've been arguing that the new citizenship test does nothing to test.

    Sultan said she came to the United States to secure her freedom and to avoid intolerance.

    "We're here in the great United States and for this happening, it truly breaks my heart," she said. "You know, things are starting to change backwards, instead of frontward. We need to keep this United States, our country, up on our shoulders. We don't want it to go down."

    We've given her and her fellow co-religionists tolerance ad absurdum in this country, far more than a Christian or Jew or any other non-Muslim would have in her country of origin. And that's the problem. Islam dominates all life in extremist Jordan, where 88% of the country believes in homicide bombings and that Bin Laden is a great leader (according to Pew polls of Jordan).

    And this woman and her extremist community want to dominate all aspects of American life, including the gym.

    Unfortunately, Islamic America has found gyms like Fitness USA that are all too willing to bend over for them. Physical fitness aside, it's yet another sign that there is little moral Fitness in the USA.
     
  2. Looks like the Islamization of America is underway. Little by little, they chip away.

    Islam is the Cult of Intolerance. US citizens are the infidels, the enemy of Islam.



    Prominent U.S. Muslims speak in support of the Islamization of America.

    Omar Abdel Rahman-A native-born American who converted to Islam- "conquer the land of the infidels."

    Isma'il Al-Faruqi,a United States-made-fundamentalist-Muslim-"Nothing could be greater than North America marching forward under the banner of Allahu Akbar [God is great]."

    Masudul Alam Choudhury, a Canadian professor of business, matter-of-factly advocates the "Islamization agenda in North America."

    Shamim A. Siddiqi wrote a book on establishing "Islamic rule" in the United States, with the goal of Muslims creating "a strong lobby in Washington for the promotion of Islam in this country as well as elsewhere in the world."

    Some organizations also express a hope that one day Muslims will take over in the United States.

    The International Institute of Islamic Thought in Herndon, Virginia, aims for nothing less than "the Islamization of the humanities and the social sciences."...........

    This article originally appeared in the New York Post (November 12, 2001)
    http://www.intervarsity.org/ism/news_item.php?news_id=39
     
  3. Sweet. Then we can have 100 different factions of islam blowing each other up here also in the name of god!

    What a peaceful religion....
     
  4. BSAM

    BSAM

    (It's time to amend the Consitution.)
     
  5. If Islam is such a great religion, why must it be imposed on me??
     
  6. Sam321

    Sam321

    Because you don’t defend yourself
     
  7. The Gym Jihad

    By Janet Levy
    FrontPageMagazine.com | December 7, 2006

    According to Jodi Berry, executive director of Fitness USA, Wardeh Sultan was praying in front of another member’s locker when the member wanted access to her belongings inside the locker. The inconvenienced patron tried to interrupt Ms. Sultan, but she remained prostrate in front of the locker and an altercation ensued. A manager was called into the locker room to intervene.

    Ms. Sultan later complained that the Fitness USA management was unconcerned about the humiliation she suffered when her prayers were interrupted. She stated that the gym personnel were insensitive, rejected her complaints and did not satisfactorily intervene on her behalf.

    The incident is yet another example of special treatment Muslims are increasingly demanding nationwide. Last April, at the Lincoln Park, Mich. Fitness USA location, 200 Muslim women signed a petition demanding separate workout times for men and women, or, at minimum, installation of a divider between the men’s and women’s gym sections. A screen was eventually erected to obstruct the view of the women’s facilities. Another Fitness USA facility recently revised a dress code to allow Muslim women to wear more modest dress while exercising.

    Other examples abound. Last week, six imams demonstrated against U.S. Airways for alleged discrimination against Muslims and their religious practices after they were detained and questioned because they had been praying in the Minneapolis airport, loudly invoking Allah’s name and uttering anti-American statements. Recently, Muslim cabdrivers refused to carry passengers possessing alcoholic beverages or accompanied by seeing-eye dogs. Last year, city public swimming pools in Seattle, responding to pressure from Muslims, instituted regularly scheduled hours for exclusive use by Muslims, including a “Muslim Sister Swim.” In June in a Chicago suburb, a Muslim girls basketball team, whose players compete wearing long, blue gowns and hijabs, requested that in competitions with non-Muslims schools, no men or boys be allowed to watch the games.

    What is behind this rash of demands for tolerance and accompanying allegations of discrimination by Muslims? Could this be part of an agenda contrived to intimidate non-Muslims into enacting special concessions and privileges for Muslims that subtlety alter American society step by step? Is this the beginning of a militant movement or a cultural jihad toward incremental demands with the ultimate goal of Islamicizing the U.S. and imposing Sharia law?

    At the same time, Muslims are alleging with greater frequency and vitriol that a growing intolerance of Islam exists and that the rights of Muslims to speak and worship freely are under attack by Americans. Muslim leaders such as Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, insist that Muslims have a right to petition for special accommodation based on their religious beliefs as mandated by the First Amendment. In truth, no requirement exists, either in state or federal statutes, requiring that such petitions be addressed or behavior adjusted accordingly. Further, the locations in question are publicly owned businesses providing services to the general public under behavioral and societal norms accepted by the majority of Americans. These are not private clubs exclusive to Muslim patrons and nothing prevents Muslims from creating their own private clubs to accommodate their needs. If a religion prohibits males and females from swimming together, its practitioners shouldn’t swim in public pools. If devout Muslim girls must play basketball in burkas away from the gaze of boys and men, competitions may be arranged exclusively with Muslims schools.

    In the case of gym patrons, how far will the requests go before non-Muslim women are subservient to the whims and demands of Muslims? If a Muslim woman decides to spontaneously pray between the bench press and the treadmill are non-Muslims expected to alter their circuit in order not to disturb her? What if Muslims decide that they are uncomfortable with the immodest attire of non-Muslims exercising around them? Will they eventually demand that all gym participants dress according to a standard that they establish as appropriate? Once a Muslim-approved standard of dress is observed in the gym, would it be extended to cover shopping malls, post offices, other community locations and eventually an entire region?

    As for praying in public places, such as fitness centers and airport terminals, to what extent should this be accommodated by American society? Do Muslims really believe that a gym locker room is a desirable and appropriate place for prayer? Can’t they schedule their day to attend the gym between calls to prayer or pray silently or in their cars? Most airports have non-denominational chapels for all religions. Aren’t these spaces more appropriate for vocal and physical attitudes of prayer than a busy terminal filled with passengers? In a post 9-11 world, it is unrealistic to expect that loud proclamations of Islamic faithfulness mixed with condemnations of U.S. policy will not raise suspicion and cause alarm. The tragedy of 9-11 has forever changed the air travel experience and certain behaviors are already constrained in the interest of American security. Is vocal and extreme religious behavior exempt?

    Countless others have immigrated to the United States without demanding that we change our society to meet their religious requirements. It’s unfathomable that an orthodox Jewish taxi driver would deny passage to a person eating a ham sandwich or a Jehovah’s Witness would deny service to a passenger carrying a bottle of wine. We have already re-engineered assembly lines (Tyson Foods and Dell Computer) and overturned a city noise ordinance to allow for Muslim calls to prayer. Squiggle graphics on Burger King ice cream cones were discontinued as they allegedly resembled the Arabic spelling of Allah. Under threat of a lawsuit, Nike recalled a sneaker with a heel design that was also similar to the Arabic configuration for Allah and built three playgrounds in U.S. Islamic communities designated by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
    Where will this intimidation and shakedown of Americans and American institutions end? Will racism and bigotry accusations shame us into capitulating and abandoning our vigilance and security precautions? Will we be lured into curtailing our surveillance procedures, weakening the Patriot Act and enacting religious intolerance legislation focusing on Muslims? Muslim charges of victimization and discrimination have already paved the way for a variety of special treatment and dispensations. How many changes must we see on the American landscape and how far must Americans be pushed for concessions before we collectively say, “Enough?”
     
  8. On her knees in a filthy, stinky, sweaty locker room praying...LOLOLOLOL...dirty bitch..

    Can anybody draw cartoons? Because somebody really needs to create some satire from this.
     
  9. What is America?

    To quote Salahadin from "Kingdom of Heaven" when asked the same about Jerusalem:

    Nothing..............EVERYTHING.