Friday, January 25, 2008

Imam offers prayer at Iowa Statehouse asking Allah for "victory over those who disbelieve"

And some of those in attendance were not sufficiently browbeaten by political correctness to fail to notice that that meant victory over them.

"Muslim opening prayer at Iowa Statehouse raises concerns," by Erin Ballou for the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune (thanks to Bryan Preston): The Iowa Legislature started just over a week ago and some people were upset before the first issue was every addressed.

When the session began, a Muslim Imam began the prayer in the Iowa Legislature. This is where the controversy begins.

The prayer asked of "Victory over those who disbelieve," and "Protection from the great Satan" among other things.


Here is the text of the opening prayer, as transcribed by Radio Iowa:

Imam Muhammad Khan of the Islamic Center of Des Moines spoke first in Arabic.

"I seek refuge in God against the accursed Satan in the name of God, most gracious, most merciful," Khan said in English. Khan made no specific mention of the war in Iraq or foreign affairs, but he called God the "master of the day of judgment" and asked for "victory over those who disbelieve."...

Comment: Political correctness is going to kill us and destroy all we have worked for-our grandchildren will ask,"Why did you not speak up-look what you have created" and our answer will be ...?

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