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Is it true that the DNC convention will be hosting Islamic Jumah prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention?

though it denied a Catholic cardinal’s request to say a prayer at the same event

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Yeah, they will be there praying for their Muslim president.

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Yes it's true. They will also be busing in a bunch of Muslims.

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Yep... 20,000 of them
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Excuse me, did I make a wrong turn? What country is this? I don't think North Carolina is ready for that many Muslims. Charlotte isn't that large. Are they bringing their own tents?
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Are you saying Muslims aren't rich enough to afford a hotel room?
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They will just pitch tents, be like old times lol
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Can you prove your answer?
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Are people really as gullible as what they ask?
Or is it a conscience effort to sow discord under the guise of ignorance. (eg i was only joking).

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this just shows you that that guy in the WH is not what he says he is....
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Everybody needs to see 2016.
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Separation of church and state! I am watching the convention to hear politicians, not prayers. No one will be praying in Tampa.

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Glad I wasn't planning on listening to the bs anyway.
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I just went to that link and read quickly. Wow, this will do nothing but stir up anti-Islamic sentiment. In my opinion, this is so inappropriate, it may cost Obama the vote.
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Joanie sometimes you must wade through the bs to hear the truth.
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I haven't heard of this at all. You can't believe everything people tell you. If it were to be true I would be in total disagreement with it, as religion does not belong in politics.

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I checked the link, I just don't see where it says that the democrats are holding this at the convention. If you read it carefully it is an independent group for indigenous muslims that is holding this event along with a festival to raise awareness, on Muslim issues. It also says they do not represent any political parties. Am I missing something?
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I just went back to the link to read it again for just that reason. It said the DNC was "hosting" them, whatever that mean. I am outraged. Religion has nothing to do with politics. They want to gripe about anti-Sharia law sentiment. I say, keep your beheadings in your own country. I swear, Republicans must be behind this, because it will cost Obama whole lot of votes.
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If you look at the poster for the Event, no where does it say the democrats are hosting the event, Only the comments by the website are saying that.
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The DNC is not hosting it in any way. The following article (which is mostly about a Christian group that is using the same park for pre-DNC prayer) mentions that the Muslims will be there on Friday for a similar event. At no point does it mention that either are official events...

"The mass prayer by the church will not be the only religious congregation to use Marshall Park before the national convention. Thousands of Muslims will take to the park Aug. 31 for their Jummah prayer, or Friday prayer."

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/18/3463723/christians-pray-for-charlotte.html
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While it seems that a group has scheduled a Prayer event at the time the DNC is being held, there is absolutely no indication that it is an officially sanctioned event. Someone is just trying to stir up a bit of trouble.

To those of you that are citing particular news stories - when you can pull up information from multiple major (and somewhat less biased) news sources, then it might be worth considering. However currently the only ones reporting on this are ultra-conservative sites, which clearly have an anti-Obama (still believe he is a Muslim, born in Kenya) agenda.

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thats right, bury your head in the sand so you can deny everything that goes on around you
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you need to read it again, you clearly skipped where it shows that the event will be held at and with the DNC convention
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Thanks. Sometimes I forget I shouldn't take everything on the Internet as gospel.
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@Ash - maybe you should read the actual event listing that clearly indicates that it's not being held at the DNC, but at a park near where the convention is being held. They are using confusing language to help draw attention to their event, but the event is not actually a part of the DNC.

http://charlottein2012.com/events/jumah_at_the_2012_dnc

It's important to note that the above site, while listing some official DNC events as well, also lists other events that are occurring in the city around the same time. So again, until you show me a major news source, reporting on this - you are simply spreading a malicious rumor that has absolutely no merit.
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And it's finally up on the Snopes site as well, as being thoroughly debunked...

http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/dncprayer.asp
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You complain about the Blaze being ultra conservative then you bring up Snoopes to verify the article? Too funny!
The Blaze shows more facts then all the other outlets combined. They just don't kiss Obama's boots like the rest and have a more fair and balanced reporting. But then again if Snoopes tells you different.... you must listen.
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It's amazing what a little bit of research will do - this event has nothing to do with the DNC... end of story. Anyone can look at the event website itself (which I did, long before Snopes put up their page) and see that. Any news site/blog that is continuing to report it as an officially sanctioned event, is flat out lying.

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/jumah-at-the-dnc/0019322

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/ad-lib/2012/aug/29/no-muslim-prayers-democratic-convention-cardinal-d/

People can continue to make outrageous claims, that's their choice, but it's kind of like the boy who cried wolf... at some point, you might really have something important to say, and no one is going to listen, because you've "cried wolf" one too many times.

No one has to like Obama... I don't even particularly like him as a President, but all the hate-mongering has to stop. It's not helping the country in any way... it would be one thing if it was at all based on truth, but most of it is flat out fabrication, or a small grain of truth wrapped in a large layer of misquotes and misdirections. It's ridiculous.

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BREAKING:
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, has accepted an invitation to deliver the closing prayer at next week?s Democratic National Convention. As was previously announced, he will also be offering the closing prayer at the Republican Convention on Thursday of this week.

It was made clear to the Democratic Convention organizers, as it was to the Republicans, that the Cardinal was coming solely as a pastor, only to pray, not to endorse any party, platform, or candidate. The Cardinal consulted Bishop Peter Jugis of the Diocese of Charlotte, who gave the Cardinal his consent to take part in the convention that will be taking place in his diocese.

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I cant believe they will allow prayer at the DNC convention. Are you sure?
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Especially cardinal Dolan. He is a very outspoken Catholic against Obama's policies.
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The release was from a catholic website.
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