Tea Parties, Glenn Beck protest Muslim Family Day at Six Flags Great America

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 12:10 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Since 2000, the theme-park chain Six Flags has held an annual "Muslim Family Day" at its Chicago park. The event, co-sponsored with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), includes halal food and modestly dressed entertainment for local Islamic families. This year, it falls on September 12. The timing, along with the ongoing controversy over the proposed Islamic cultural center planned for lower Manhattan, has made this year's Muslim Family Day a cause célbre of the Tea Party Movement and certain Fox News pundits.

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Friday, July 30, 2010 4:49 PM
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Just Imagine a gay, pedophile, Hitler arguing politics while giving an abortion on Grizzly at PGA. How's that?


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Friday, July 30, 2010 4:59 PM

MDO is a classic example of someone basing judgement on sound bites from jackasses pushing an ignorant agenda rather than actually looking at the facts. To paint the Muslim community or any group of people with a size of over 1.5 billion with the same brush is ignorant and irrational.

Wake up and do some homework and make up your own mind, don't just gulp down what's being fed to you.

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Friday, July 30, 2010 5:03 PM

Right, because painting all tea partiers and conservatives and anyone who watches Fox News as a racist isn't doing the same thing. I disagree with your views so I must be a fringe cook, right?


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Friday, July 30, 2010 5:17 PM
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Mamoosh said:
Hitler, gays, abortion, pedophiles, politics...wow, this thread has it all! (except coasters!) :)

And weather puns, we haven't resorted yet to weather puns.


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Friday, July 30, 2010 5:18 PM
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MDOmnis said:
Right, because painting all tea partiers and conservatives and anyone who watches Fox News as a racist isn't doing the same thing. I disagree with your views so I must be a fringe cook, right?

"Fringe cook"? Don't you mean a sous chef?

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And weather puns, we haven't resorted yet to weather puns.

I'm sure weather puns are next, followed by the inevitable thread-killing haikus :)

Last edited by Mamoosh, Friday, July 30, 2010 5:19 PM
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Friday, July 30, 2010 5:48 PM
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@Matt: Your entire argument is predicated on the idea that 9/11 was the intention of 1.5 billion Muslim people. Let me sketch out what Beck is after, and tell me with a straight face that it makes sense:

Terrorists carried out the attacks on 9/11.
The terrorists were radical Muslims.
1.5 billion Muslims are radical terrorists.

Makes sense, right?

Sit down with someone who actually practices the religion. Seriously. Until then, you sound ignorant.


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Friday, July 30, 2010 6:04 PM

Interesting to see politics being discussed on this site. Usually it is me accused of bringing politics into unrelated topics, so maybe I should try to bring coasters into a political topic.

How does one keep a Hijab secure while riding a coaster?

More on the topic itself later.

-Sam

Last edited by Avalanche Sam, Friday, July 30, 2010 6:06 PM
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Friday, July 30, 2010 6:05 PM

I don't condone either extremist view Christian or Muslim but look way back, way way back.
http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/the-crusades.htm

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Friday, July 30, 2010 6:19 PM
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This thread is way over my head, I don't have the skills to participate.

However, I may not have a date that is willing to hold my hand at the park that day, but I will be there in my home made 'gay pride' tee :)


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Friday, July 30, 2010 6:25 PM

Mamoosh said:
Wow...quoting FAIL. :)

Oh well, I guess that invalidates my opinion.

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Friday, July 30, 2010 6:42 PM
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Charles Nungester said:
I don't condone either extremist view Christian or Muslim but look way back, way way back.
http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/the-crusades.htm

How is that a justification for anything? Shall I tell my son that it's OK to pull hair because kids have been doing it for hundreds of years? That would be stupid.


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Friday, July 30, 2010 6:52 PM

Jeff said:

Charles Nungester said:
I don't condone either extremist view Christian or Muslim but look way back, way way back.
http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/the-crusades.htm

How is that a justification for anything? Shall I tell my son that it's OK to pull hair because kids have been doing it for hundreds of years? That would be stupid.

Why so combative? I posted a link to history of the radical views of both sides. It don't surprise anyone that Christians used to refer to Islam as Infidels?

Possibly a lesson that extremist views by a imam, pope should be rejected. Not much different than the Nazi/commie generalizations being thrown about today

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Friday, July 30, 2010 7:06 PM
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I'm not being combative, I'm pointing out that your link is irrelevant.


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Friday, July 30, 2010 7:21 PM

Now I really hate Beck and the stupid tea party! Before I just disliked and disagreed with them! What a bunch of racists! I personally know a family that is from the middle east and moved here to the USA about 20 years ago. They are the best, most kind, lovable people you will ever meet! I am proud to call them friends!


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Friday, July 30, 2010 7:23 PM

Here I have to report something bizarre. A few minutes ago, I started writing a post suggesting that there should be an organization like GKTW that, instead of helping terminally ill kids have a nice time at an amusement parks, would force Arabs and Jews to ride roller coasters together.

I rejected finishing it partway through, when not a minute later, I heard on the local NBC news (WKYC) a story about a project to have Arab and Jewish college students take classes and even room together. It was at Otterbein University here in Ohio. What was amazing was that, at the end of the story, they mentioned the two groups then went to Cedar Point to ride roller coasters together.

I can just hear the cries going over the top of Millennium Force. "Allahu akbar!" "Oy ve es mir!"


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Friday, July 30, 2010 7:47 PM
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Right, because painting all tea partiers and conservatives and anyone who watches Fox News as a racist isn't doing the same thing.

I'm pretty conservative, and I haven't accused the Tea Party of anything, I don't even think I've mentioned them here, I've been directing my comments towards Glenn Beck. And I don't think people who watch Fox News are racists, just idiots. :)


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Friday, July 30, 2010 8:27 PM

Coasterfreakfromeriepa said:
What a bunch of racists!

Wow! What an ignorant comment!

How is calling Tea Party people racists any different than calling Muslims terrorists? I went to a Tea Party this spring, and it was probably the most fun I'd had in months! Not a shred of racism, and plenty of people who care about this country there to express their concerns.

At least I am willing to admit that when it comes to certain things, I am a hypocrite, yet so many liberals not only lie, but have a "do as I say, don't do as I do" attitude that just makes me angry.

In terms of having a Muslim day, who the F*(&* cares? As a business, Six Flags should be able to do whatever they want, so long as they don't break the law or violate anyone's rights. I didn't read the article linked to from here, but from the responses in this thread, l assume the article was about Glenn Beck's stupid comments about Six Flags. I was listening to Glenn Beck on the radio when he made comments about Six Flags, and I wasn't too thrilled when I heard it. But he has the right to say it, and even though he is a "Sick Freak," he isn't always wrong.

Glenn Beck used to be honest about how crazy he is, but now he just preaches. That is one of the reasons why I watch something else at 5pm when he comes on TV (I watch Fox News in the morning, and usually have it on for at least a bit in the afternoon). I do agree with Glenn Beck that Obama and Pelosi (among others) are destroying this country, but you don't have to be a "sick freak" to know that!

EDIT: Just to clarify, Bush wasn't that much better. He also did plenty to hurt this country.

Here is a question for my fellow Coasterbuzzers: Does my watching Fox News make me a racist?

-Sam

Last edited by Avalanche Sam, Friday, July 30, 2010 8:29 PM
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Friday, July 30, 2010 8:43 PM

Id go so far to say if you haven't been to a tea party taking any other source as fact of racism is totally wrong. Been to seven. Seen a couple signs early on .. That crap has been totally rejected and anyone bringing that to a Tea party is asked to leave. Love how JJ the third claimed he was called all kinds of names, Continues to do so yet there is video of the whole thing and did he not walk thru that crowd on purpose?


BTW, Tea Parties started before this admin

Last edited by Charles Nungester, Friday, July 30, 2010 8:44 PM
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Friday, July 30, 2010 8:45 PM
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Actually the Tea Party started the day of Obama's acceptance of the nomination.

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Friday, July 30, 2010 8:58 PM
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Avalanche Sam said:
I went to a Tea Party this spring, and it was probably the most fun I'd had in months! Not a shred of racism, and plenty of people who care about this country there to express their concerns.

I went to one when I was on my lunch break and it was bizarre. There was just something odd to me about people yapping about being taxed to death in a public downtown park.

Avalanche Sam said:
At least I am willing to admit that when it comes to certain things, I am a hypocrite, yet so many liberals not only lie, but have a "do as I say, don't do as I do" attitude that just makes me angry.

Don't both sides do that though?

There is common ground in the middle, there needs to be or else we will never advance as a country. It didn't always used to be this way.


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