Friday prayers for peace and worship or terrorism?

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin:
Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), said: “Your worship is meaningless if your character and behavior with the people are not good, and you do not treat them with politeness and good conduct. Your worship will not benefit you at all”
What do Muslims do when we go to our weekly sermon and congregational prayer service on Fridays? If you are not Muslim, you probably have no clear idea beyond the basic notion that we listen to a sermon by the Imam (the Islamic equivalent of a minister) and then we participate in some form of congregational prayer.
Talk radio host and Fox News pundit Mike Huckabee (the former Baptist minister and Arkansas Governor) seems convinced that most Muslims – especially those in the Middle-East – are only going to the mosque to hear hate-filled sermons railing against the West, so they can get all riled up, storm outside and start a riot. This was the gist of his comments about the temporary closing of US embassies across the Middle-East and North Africa on his syndicated radio show on Monday, August 5th. Referring to Islam and Muslims, Huckabee said in part:
“…. explain to me why it is that we tiptoe around a religion that promotes the most murderous mayhem on the planet in their so-called ‘holiest days.’ …. You know that the most likely time to have an uprising of rock-throwing and rioting comes on the day of prayer on Friday. So the Muslims will go to the mosque, and they will have their day of prayer, and they come out of there like uncorked animals — throwing rocks and burning cars.”
Huckabee said later he doesn’t think ALL Muslims do that, but the fact he said it shows he has no problem characterizing Muslims as “uncorked animals” or their faith as “a religion that promotes the most murderous mayhem on the planet. . .”

Categories: Americas, Islam, Peace, Prayers, Terrorism

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