Hundreds attend pro-Islam rally in SLO

December 12, 2015

UnknownAbout 200 people attended a rally in San Luis Obispo in support of the local Muslim community. Attendees included pastors, rabbis and San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill. [Tribune]

The rally took place Friday afternoon at the Mosque of Nasreen. Participants condemned Islamophobia and called for peace, love and compassion.

Discrimination against American Muslims has reportedly been on the rise since the recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, which were carried out by supporters of ISIS. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said in a recent report that the United States Muslim community has experienced an unprecedented backlash since the attacks.

This week, a pig’s head was thrown at a mosque in Philadelphia and a possible arson fire broke out at a mosque in Coachella. Additionally, numerous people across the world are angry over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remark calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

On the side, some people are questioning the language of the Koran and the possibility that refugees will include Trojan horses focused on attacks against citizens of the United States. Trump’s lead in the polls was undiminished following his comments about Muslims.

No reports of physical attacks on the local Muslim community have surfaced, though.

During the rally, Rev. Jay Perry, of the SLO Adventist Church, said the golden rule is at the heart of every major world religion and people must treat each other the way they would want to be treated in the same situation.

Hill said now is a time for local residents to look at the community and see where hate and division is being spread and to fight it. Hours following the San Bernardino massacre, Hill blamed the attack on “hate media” and warned about “local hate media like KVEC, KPRL, KKJL and CCN.”


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  1. achillesheal says:

    Rally against alleged discrimination?

    Are the muslims rallying against mass murder or policing their own communities for radicals – they all hang out at mosques.

    Time to stop protecting feelings and start protecting lives.

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  2. Otis says:

    The omnibus spending bill contains full funding for Obama’s Syrian refugees in spite of serious threats of infiltration by ISIL terrorists.

    According to WND.com, “Obama is keeping the information secret from the American public.”

    Tell Congress to defund U.S. refugee resettlement in the omnibus spending bill because of the extreme danger of jihadi infiltration of the program, as explained by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-TX):
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    Obama is hiding this information from America and pretending as if the refugees from Syria pose no threat to us. And negotiators on the omnibus spending bill have ignored the danger as well by fully funding refugee resettlement in a must-pass piece of legislation.

    ABC News reported last week that the FBI Director believes that ISIL has a passport printing machine and blank passports in its possession to forge documents, making it even more impossible for US authorities to vet Syrian refugees.

    Whether you support presidential candidate Donald Trump or not, the vast majority of the American people support his idea of a pause in all immigration from Muslim countries, not just refuge

    (2) 4 Total Votes - 3 up - 1 down
  3. Otis says:

    The Dictionary of Islam defines Jihad as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad. It is an incumbent religious duty, established in the Qur’an and in the Traditions as a divine institution, and enjoined specially for the purpose of advancing Islam and of repelling evil from Muslims

    This is what makes the Quran’s verses of violence so dangerous. They are given the weight of divine command. While Muslim terrorists take them as literally as anything else in their holy book, and understand that Islam is incomplete without Jihad, There is very little else that they can point to as proof that theirs is a peaceful, tolerant religion.

    Where Islam is dominant (as in the Middle East and Pakistan) religious minorities suffer brutal persecution with little resistance. Where Islam is in the minority (as in Thailand, the Philippines and Europe) there is the threat of violence if Muslim demands are not met.

    Either situation seems to provide a justification for religious terrorism, which is persistent and endemic to Islamic fundamentalism.

    The reasons are obvious and begin with the Quran. Few verses of Islam’s most sacred text can be construed to fit the contemporary virtues of religious tolerance and universal brotherhood.

    The violent verses of the Quran have played a key role in very real massacre and genocide.

    From the Hadith: the collections quoting what the prophet Muhammad said verbatim on any matter

    Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

    Bukhari (52:256) – The Prophet… was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, “They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans).” In this command, Muhammad establishes that it is permissible to kill non-combatants in the process of killing a perceived enemy. This provides justification for the many Islamic terror bombings.

    Muslim (20:4645) – “…He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa’id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!”

    Muslim (20:4696) – “the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: ‘One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite.'”

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    • Rich in MB says:

      The left just won’t see it Otis…not until their eyes on their headless body see it for themselves. So we will have to win this fight without them…Been there done that before.

      (4) 4 Total Votes - 4 up - 0 down

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