So?

A well-meaning wingnut sent me this e-mail today:

URGENT WARNING!!  MUSLIM PRAYER MEETING ON THE WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS – CHECK THE LAST LINE OF THE VIDEO.  (My note: that’s not strictly a video, asshole, that’s a web page that includes a video with some god-awful yodeling on it.)

With all the taking of God out of our schools, courts, sports events,etc…… Why are they allowed this privilege?   (My note: there goes that damn Constitution again…)

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.   (My note: Yep.  So?)
          
  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.
  (My reply: Oh, so that’s why it’s all Obama’s fault?  Really?)

They have  a website set up for this event. If you never  look at another website look at this one, especially the final  words:
www.islamoncapitolhill.com

My reply: So?  Read on if you want to know about something that should really scare you.

Have you heard of Dominionism?  That’s a far bigger, much more almost mainstream threat to this country than Islam, simply because it is, like Sarah Palin (who is one of its members), socially acceptable in certain mainstream quarters. It claims to be Christian-based, after all.

Further, do you know anything about the National Day of Prayer?  (Also see this.)  Yes, Obama banned it, possibly because it was becoming a mostly political event — the Evangelical National Convention, if you will.  

Put all this together, and it seems Washington D.C. is awash in prayer just about every day– and it’s usually from those who would, as I just said, transform the U.S. into a “Christian” theocracy.   Gosh, that’s comforting.  Not.

 (As an aside, it has recently become apparent that your hero Bush liked the evangelicals, or “Domininists,” as much as he liked Sarah Palin.  Look it up while I snicker.) 
  
As for this Muslim thing, chances are that they won’t even be able to gather as many of their own together as the numbers of Beck’s dummies who turned out in Washington last Saturday, protesting not-even-they-knew-what.  That’s the point: just about any group barring those Nazi’s that the wingnuts don’t know whether to love or hate can gather in Washington D.C. if they get the proper permits
 
P.S.: Yes, I read the site.  Looks like this is just another oppressed minority group parading their oppression as publicly as possible, and probably enjoying it as well.  In its way, it is as American as apple pie.  Just look at the Christian Right, who imagine themselves to be an oppressed minority when in fact they are merely a very large and stupid minority who actually aren’t oppressed enough.
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