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Aug 29 2010

Arsonists strike future Tennessee Islamic Center

New York is not the only city that currently has a mosque controversy. Conservative Christian wackies in Murfreesboro, Tennessee are opposing the expansion of their local Islamic Center. Because, you know, it’s just for training more terrorists and stuff. Oddly I first heard about the story from the hilarious clip The Daily Show ran on it last week.

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In a not so hilarious turn of events, arsonists have set fire to the construction equipment at the site of the Islamic Center’s expansion.

Hey, Conspiracy Theorists Who Think All Muslims Are Terrorists? Maybe going around setting things on fire and destroying property in an attempt to cause fear and silence a whole group of people isn’t the best way to say those people are the terrorists. Just sayin’.

Despicable.

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  1. 1
    Kevin Jones

    And that is why The Daily Show won an Emmy last night.

  2. 2
    Alexander Wilkins

    Don’t notice too many atheists setting shit on fire. Leave it to religion to empower and inspire idiots to do stupid things.

  3. 3
    Andrew Hall

    Funny bit. Hopefully episodes of domestic terrorism (by the majority) aren’t going to increase during election season.http://laughinginpurgatory.blo

  4. 4
    Andie

    Grrr.. why oh why, comedy central, can I not view your videos in Canada? Looking them up on the Comedy Network = too much work and not enough knowing if this is the right video.

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    mahlersoboes

    I happen to live in Murfreesboro, and this is the first I’ve heard about this. (I know, I know, I live under a rock…)If anyone else in Murfreesboro reads this blog, I’m trying to come up with ideas for things to do the next time these inbred Fundies try to stage a protest. I’m thinking a great big multi-couple homosexual makeout session…but I really hope somebody has a better idea than *that.* :/

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    Mike O'Brien

    I think you should join their protest but subvert it with signs that subvert their message. How about “Fundamentalist kill people, not Mosques!”. Okay, so not the best subversion message, but you get the idea.

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    Sam Barnett-Cormack

    Despicable idiots. (I’m not talking about the folks on this blog or on the Daily show, either…)

  8. 8
    LS

    I had not made the terrorism used against suspected “terrorists” connection. Well done.

  9. 9
    Imp

    Joy…I hate it when we make the news on things like this. And people wonder why I hate my home state at times. :/Btw, here is more fun happening with the mosque. http://www.tennessean.com/arti

  10. 10
    Heather

    So it begins. The bigots are mobilizing. We must stop them if we value what this country stands for.

  11. 11
    Natasha Turnbull

    They read about it on the Internet, so it must be true. *cries for the future of humanity*

  12. 12
    Abie

    Join them, but your protest sign should read “… or else we’ll burn down your community center too!”

  13. 13
    Vanessa

    I don’t know how the lady at the Islamic Center didn’t burst out laughing at the end. I wouldn’t be able to keep a straight face.

  14. 14
    Rollingforest

    Jackie and Dunlap are from Murfreesboro. Maybe they know who did it.http://www.redstateupdate.com/

  15. 15
    Moulin Rouge Costumes

    It is just amazing blog with unique content and I like your blog. Thanks for sharing such a useful information.

  16. 16
    DWhitchurch

    Clearly this project was too close to the 911 site

  17. 17
    mahlersoboes

    How about I stand with them with a sign that says, “Can I burn down the churches *I* don’t like, too?”

  18. 18
    Skywalker

    The first amendment to our constitution says something about freedom of … what’s the word? I’m drawing a blank.

  19. 19
    Wqbelle

    Extremists are everywhere!http://wqebelle.blogspot.com/2010/08/dearborn-michigan-watch-out-for.html

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    John Doe

    thereligionofpeace.comAll muslims are fundamentalists, or fundamentalists in the making – even if they do not commit an overt terrorist act during their lifetime, their management of their homes and women is equal to terrorism. I admire your inclusivity philosophy, but in your eagerness to hate the bible (I think all organized religion is insanity… I don’t like the bible myself very much) you are supporting a death cult that is way more harmful than Christianity. Reality check – right now – or your country will be colonized by Islam and your liberty, freedom and what-not-the-eff values will all go the muslim sewer drain.faithfreedom.org

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