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.
As for the AAH goes, it's pointing out that one of the sponsers of this Mulsim family day is on the watch list of funding terrorism. More than likely it will not do any good since most people are like you Jeff who only reads the headlines and not the real story behind it.
This protest in a way reminds me of the group protesting the Iraq war at soldiers funerals. There is a time and a place for these things. AAH is protesting the group where it involves their families and I personally don't think thats fair to them.
As far as I can see from the article, it's a "He said/She Said" arguement. No one offers any valid proof from either side.
"Anyhow, for those who are interested...Google the ICNA and see some of the stuff out there. There is enough out there to color any critical thinker confused. Regardless of what you determine to be true (I've no clue myself), it is pretty obvious that this particular article did not provide enough data to form the strong opinions and judgments demonstrated on this thread."
I googled ICNA. Didn't find anything negative or confusing. Of course, I didn't look through all 12 pages or more. So, care to point it out?
Being a Canadian, I am astounded by the paranoia that some Americans exhibit.
No wonder Bush was able to stay in power for so long!
First of all, the number of terrorists or supporters of terrorists who are Muslim in the U.S. is very small. But, for the sake of argument, let's assume that the ICNA is a terrorist cell or supports terrorism. In that case, I WANT them to overpay for gas and transportation to get to this event, overpay for parking, overpay to enter the park, overpay for the 12oz beverages, overpay for the small burger and fries (not hot dogs - pork ya know!), and overpay for cheap stuffed animals.
Personally, I would want them there funnelling money into the park which they could use to build more roller coasters and rides for me instead of buyings rifles to shoot at our boys <sniff>. (I think I'm gonna play "America the Beautiful - all stand and take off your Cedar Point caps!)
but you know the twelve or how so many church days are cool though, i mean they're only supporting branch of the religious right and neo-conservatism.
I'm Muslim myself, and this is not a surprise to me.
America is a country, i've found that needs an enemy, it was British, Spanish, Mexicans, Native's, They had a scuffle with the Canadians, they had the Russians, Japanese, Chinese, Germans and Italians. even Irish folk and Catholic folk for a short time.
now its the Arab/Muslim turn. so be afraid America, be very afraid of the phantom danger.
---before someone chews my head off---
there is a danger yes, but the scale people believe it to be is down right funny, thats why i call it a phantom danger. the danger is much more real in my home country Saudi Arabia where we actually have 3-4 terror attacks a year since 2000. that's all i'm saying.
so be afraid America, and keep buying stuff....
Go out to Disney! but be very afraid...
A little correction, Muslims are the followers of the religion Islam, Muslim is not a religion.
Thank You to all of those who still have concious of Good and Bad, and those who don't judge people by one person or a groups wrong doings. Respect others and their religion so u can be respected, and if anyone still shows disrespect think of them as Ignorant to keep your integraty and to show God that u are a wise and good person, we have no one to show our intentions except God Almighty. God sees the deepest thoughts and feelings that are hidden inside of us.
May God give humankind wisdom to leave peacefully on this temporary earth and life.
PEACE TO EVERYONE AND BLESSINGS!