Florida group to protest Muslim day at Six Flags Over Texas

Posted Friday, October 5, 2007 9:18 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A Florida-based group called Americans Against Hate plans to protest a Muslim Family Day at Six Flags Over Texas later this month because it says the Islamic organization sponsoring the event supports terrorism. Local Muslims called the accusation a lie.

Read more from WFAA/Dallas-Ft. Worth.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 9:19 AM
Jeff's avatar Texas makes us proud. Not.

It blows my mind that we still have examples of this level of douchebaggery happening in our country. How ignorant can you be?

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Friday, October 5, 2007 9:27 AM
eightdotthree's avatar

"It would be silly for them to hold an event called 'Muslim Terrorism Day' or 'Support Al-Qaeda Day,' " Mr. Kaufman said. "Of course, they're going to have an event with the most innocuous name possible."

Ha ha.

Like a group of terrorists would ever bring this much attention to themselves in the first place. How stupid.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 9:31 AM
Jeff, there are muslim terror cells in the USA. It's not ignorance to point out that it could be a way of channeling funds to terrorist organizations by this organization. If you look around the world, it has been the muslims who are doing the terror attacks. Of course the muslims will say that they don't believe in the terror attacks. Like I said, look at history and it will prove my point especially in the past 20 years.
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Friday, October 5, 2007 9:42 AM
Love the irony of their name: "Americans Against Hate."
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Friday, October 5, 2007 9:48 AM
I agree with Majorcut. I'm a Catholic and molest little boys like some priests did. If you look around the world, it has been Catholics who are doing the molestation. Some Catholics will say that they don't believe in molestation. Like I said, look at history and it will prove my point.

Get a clue Majorcut. There are rotten apples in EVERY group, including coaster enthusiasts. Don't judge the rest.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 10:19 AM
This won't won't get heated I suppose... :)

I'm not going to judge either side of this on on an article like this. It is a "he said she said" scenerio.

Mr. Kaufman says the Islamic Circle of North America was founded three decades ago as an American arm of the terrorist group Muslim Brotherhood of Pakistan and funnels money to Hamas.

If this is true...would it be fair to "judge" this Muslim group harshly...?

Mohammad Barney, president of the Dallas chapter of ICNA, said the accusations are troubling and untrue. According to its Web site, ICNA supports Islamic culture and education while promoting justice and understanding.

If this is true...would it be fair to judge the protestors harshly...?

There is nothing in the article that gives us a clue who is telling the truth, nor could any reasonable person believe half of what a typical journalist says these days (Rather anybody?) anyways.

What I fun funny in these types of situations is how quick we have those ready to call out the protestors as kooks...with the media in tow. Typically their responses go something like this...

  • It blows my mind that we still have examples of this level of douchebaggery happening in our country. How ignorant can you be?

  • There are rotten apples in EVERY group, including coaster enthusiasts. Don't judge the rest.

So the message is...don't judge Muslims too harshly. But go ahead and denounce any group who would dare question Muslim activities as douche bags! And do so without any shred of objective data... ;)

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Friday, October 5, 2007 10:21 AM
^^That's sick. Are you sure you want to tell everyone? I hope that was an accident. Anyway, Muslim is a religion. I'm sure some bad dude that did something wrong was a Christian. Are you going to blame all Germans for Hitler too?

What's wrong with Muslims? NOTHING. It's a religion, and not a terrorist organization. That's horrible how people persecute other people in this world today.*** This post was edited by Spinout 10/5/2007 10:22:31 AM ***

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Friday, October 5, 2007 10:26 AM
Very true, Neuski.
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Friday, October 5, 2007 10:33 AM
Or all CHRISTIANS for Hitler. He wasn't exactly a Buddhist.

-CO

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Friday, October 5, 2007 10:50 AM
janfrederick's avatar This kind of reminds me of the right wingers who protested gay day at the San Diego zoo. I think some people have too much time.

There must be a better way to protest terrorism than to ruin a day for families trying to have fun.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 10:51 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar Spinout, he was kidding. It was to prove a point.

And who says all terrorists are Muslim? Anyone remember Timothy McVeigh? He was "Christian."

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Friday, October 5, 2007 11:19 AM
Texas makes us proud. Not.

Why are you making negative comments about Texas? The group arranging the protest is from Florida.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 11:28 AM
A group called Americans Against HATE is protesting a Muslim FAMILY day? hahaha
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Friday, October 5, 2007 11:40 AM
matt.'s avatar "Anyway, Muslim is a religion."

LOL.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 11:54 AM
Guys, they're protesting the group sponsoring it, not the day itself. Funneling money to terrorists from groups that look legitimate is hardly a new phenomenon (and doesn't require most of its members to even be aware of it). I don't know if that is the case here, but to attack the protestors based on this article is simply ridiculous. They might very well have a point.
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Friday, October 5, 2007 12:31 PM
Jeff's avatar I'm amazed at the amount of stupidity here. These protesting morons have nothing to stand on other than the fact they're Muslim. They're saying Muslim == support terrorism. Neuski's analogy to Catholic molestors is right on (and don't forget they all bomb abortion clinics too).

Get a grip, Smith. You know this is hate-based. Don't be naive. At what point did we start needing evidence in this country that someone is not a terrorist?

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Friday, October 5, 2007 12:53 PM
The park is open to the general public that day as well. Imo, I think getting people of different cultures to interact socially in a fun environment is beneficial. I'm really not sure where the leap of logic comes from that SF would let any money escape their park to go to any outside organization. It reads like the Muslim group is a sponsor, and not receiving money from the public or SF on that day. It's most likely a community outreach effort.
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Friday, October 5, 2007 1:25 PM
OhioStater's avatar As was mentioned before, the greatest irony is that the group is called "Americans Against Hate".

It just bears repeating.

There was a time when we locked all people of Japanese decent in concentration camps in this country out of "fear"...and blacklisted people out of fear of being "red".

Apparantly, some in this country like repeating mistakes.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 1:44 PM
I realize that I'm new here, but I couldn't let this pass without putting my 2 cents worth in. I don't disagree that this seems like a completely innocent group and that it is a nice opportunity for them to have a wonderful day at a theme park.

I will disagree with some of the comments of others here however, who think that we should just not worry about muslim groups and look the other way. Since 9/11/2001, things in the world and the United States have changed dramatically. It is by looking the other way that 3 planes and the World Trade Center were destroyed. It is by looking the other way that thousands of people are dead and their families forever fractured because of this.

Now I don't know anything about this protesting organization and it is irrevelent what the name of it is. I'm just saying that dismissing these things out of hand is the wrong thing to do. By forgetting history we are doomed to repeat similar mistakes in the future.

I do have some knowledge of this situation as well, considering I am a war veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm and served many proud years in the U.S. Army. The muslim religion is not a terrorist organization, however a vast majority of terrorist activity is performed by Muslim people. Don't think that they aren't among us as some of the biggest supporters of these terrorists organizations are right here in the U.S. They are doctors, lawyers and everyday individuals who are supporting these organizations. If you don't believe this do a little internet search and I'm sure you can come up with volumes of information on it.

All I'm saying is that you just never know and there is nothing wrong with exercising a little caution in these situations.

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