Theodore's World: Today....Sept. 25th Islam Gathering of Muslims on Capitol Hill

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September 25, 2009

Today....Sept. 25th Islam Gathering of Muslims on Capitol Hill


Washington, D.C. - On September 25th there will be a national prayer gathering of Muslims on the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building. They are expecting at least 50,000 to attend from mosques all across America. They will gather to pray from 4:00 AM until 7:00 PM. The gathering will take place by the site where U.S. Presidents have been inaugurated since 1981. The organizers say that it was Obama's inauguration speech in January and his speech broadcast from Egypt in June that gave them the idea for this prayer gathering on Capitol Hill.

They have a website set up for this event. If you never look at another website look at this one, especially the final words: "OUR TIME HAS COME" Just scroll down it is at the very bottom of their opening page.

• The Athan will be chanted on Capitol Hill, echoing off of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and other great edifices that surround Capitol Hill

• Thousands of Muslims from all races, creeds, colors and ethnicities will gather for the sole purpose of prayer

• Bonds of friendship will be formed between those in attendance, both Muslims and Non-Muslims

• Muslim youth will experience tours of the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court.

• The peace, beauty and solidarity of Islam will shine through America's capitol.

The gathering will occur by the site where presidents have been inaugurated since 1981. In fact, it was President Obama's words at his inauguration in January, and then his speech in Egypt in June, that led Abdellah and an area imam, Abdul Malik, to begin discussing the idea, Abdellah said.

"For the first time in my lifetime," Abdellah said, "I heard someone of his stature speaking about Islam and Muslims not in an adversarial sense, but in the sense of being welcome and acknowledging we are integral citizens in the society -- that we're gainfully employed, we're educated."

"He said he had his hand open to the Islamic world," he said. "The Islamic world wants to open their hand and shake it."

The website set up for the event,, features a logo with a red, white and blue hand shaking a light brown hand, with the words to the preamble of the Constitution and a page of Arabic text in the background.

Mosque members have been working since July to organize the event, through e-mails, phone calls and visits to mosques and Muslim Students Associations in different states.


Wild Thing's comment........

I can't believe we have come to this, especially after all the attacks by Muslims on Americans ( military and civilian) for so many years and also our Embassy's as well.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 25, 2009 03:47 AM


For me, this is all fine and dandy, but you must remember, if you do it for one religion, you have to do it for all the others, too, even if you don't believe it. You are the President and you must play fair. Ignoring the National Day of Prayer or Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur (this Monday) is simply unacceptable. Things don't have to be elaborate, just a simple recognition and a prayer would be nice.

Posted by: Lynn at September 25, 2009 08:19 AM

The MSM doesn't report or comment on events like this, so the average American doesn't know what is happening. The MSM doesn't dwell on muslim terrors or muslim hatred of America and the West, so the average American doesn't have it in mind. Within a few weeks of 9/11, the media stopped showing video/pictures of the attack. They presented pictures of the wreakage as though it was an accident. They referred to 9/11 as a tragedy rather than as a muslim attack. The MSM has been very quiet on this War with islam except to attack Bush whenever possible. And President Bush himsef did a very poor job of leading us. He called our War with islam the War on Terror and refused to accurately identify our enemy.

So it comes to this, an event celebrating islam in America which very few Americans wil hear about. No doubt obama will officially acknowledge it although he would not celebrate our National Day of Prayer.

Posted by: TomR at September 25, 2009 10:20 AM

What's that sound like they are blowing their nose?

Posted by: Odin at September 25, 2009 12:37 PM

Lynn, exactly, they sure don't see it
that way. If it were Christians the
ACLU would have a hissy fit.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 25, 2009 03:39 PM

Tom, you are soooo right, all you said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 25, 2009 03:40 PM

Odin, hahahaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 25, 2009 07:24 PM