Wilmington City Council votes to allow mosque

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Submitted: Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:18am
Updated: Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:37am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington City Council unanimously voted to allow a mosque at 17th and Rankin Streets Tuesday night.

The topic took more than an hour of discussion and comments from the public. The Islam center will be in an existing vacant building there.

There was some opposition from some neighbors who worried the mosque would mean traffic and parking issues. But others said they were happy to have a religious institution nearby.


  • RealityBites says:

    And the question is: Name two traits shared by both “Earlkoenig” and “deputy25″.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    So who is signing their kids up for Vacation Jihad School?

  • Gustafo says:

    Out of all of the thousands of monotheists beliefs, this(Islam) has got to be “thee” most ignorant, backwards thinking, closed minded thought lines ever created. It should also be noted that the sheer number of people who subscribe to this form mind cancer will let you know just how far man-kind has not evolved and how primitive we are as a whole. We are still savages..

  • deputy25 says:

    to Ha , pay close attention to #’s 18,19,20,21,22,24 is that not part of their plan they are doing now in Israel??

    Firstly what is the Muslim Brotherhood project, The Muslim Brotherhood project is a 25 point, 100 year, plan to take apart the Western world from within.

    The Project carefully lays out a long term strategy of using “stealth” Jihad to implement Sharia Law and Islam via the institutions and governments of the Western World. The Brotherhood took great care to outline the need to stay deceptive, and the need to “use” the Western institutions “until they can be converted and put into service of Islam”.

    In short, the strategy is to create a Jihadist infrastructure in the West, complete with entities covering up the truth about Islam, infiltrating the government, and indoctrinating people out of reality, by virtue of revisionist history. The goal is to take down the West leveraging our natural belief in the good of people.

    The 25 point plan.

    The Muslim Brotherhood Project has a 25 point plan to takeover the west, they are:

    1. Networking and coordinating actions between like-minded Islamists organizations;
    2. Avoiding open alliances with known terrorist organizations and individuals to maintain the appearance of “moderation”;
    3. Infiltrating and taking over existing Muslim organizations to realign them towards the Muslim Brotherhood’s collective goals;
    4.using deception to mask the intended goals of Islamist actions, as long as it doesn’t conflict with shari’a law;
    5. Avoiding social conflicts with Westerners locally, nationally or globally, that might damage the long-term ability to expand the Islamist powerbase in the West, including the support of full-time administrators and workers;
    6. Conducting surveillance, obtaining data, and establishing collection and data storage capabilities;
    7. Putting into place a watchdog system for monitoring Western media to warn Muslims of “international plots fomented against them”;
    8. Cultivating an Islamist intellectual community, including the establishment of think-tanks and advocacy groups, and publishing “academic” studies, to legitimize Islamist positions and to chronicle the history of Islamist movements;
    9. Developing a comprehensive 100-year plan to advance Islamist ideology throughout the world;
    10. Balancing international objectives with local flexibility;
    11. Building extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations dedicated to Islamist ideals so that contact with the movement for Muslims in the West is constant;
    12. Involving ideologically committed Muslims in democratically-elected institutions on all levels in the West, including government, NGOs, private organizations and labor unions;
    13. Instrumentally using existing Western institutions until they can be converted and put into service of Islam;
    14. Drafting Islamic constitutions, laws and policies for eventual implementation;
    15. Avoiding conflict within the Islamist movements on all levels, including the development of processes for conflict resolution;
    16. Instituting alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals;
    17. Creating autonomous “security forces” to protect Muslims in the West;
    18. Inflaming violence and keeping Muslims living in the West “in a jihadframe of mind”;
    19. Supporting jihad movements across the Muslim world through preaching, propaganda, personnel, funding, and technical and operational support;
    20. Making the Palestinian cause a global wedge issue for Muslims;
    21. Adopting the total liberation of Palestine from Israel and the creation of an Islamic state as a keystone in the plan for global Islamic domination;
    22. Instigating a constant campaign to incite hatred by Muslims against Jews and rejecting any discussions of conciliation or coexistence with them;
    23. Actively creating jihad terror cells within Palestine;
    24. Linking the terrorist activities in Palestine with the global terror movement;
    25. Collecting sufficient funds to indefinitely perpetuate and support jihad around the world;

    This cannot be allowed to happen! I am not a religous person but I do believe Islam poses a real threat to the way we live in the western world.

  • deputy25 says:

    ref to ha: get your head out the sand and read up. its coming to
    AMERICA if we dont stand up,

    Christian families streamed out of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday after Islamist fighters said they would be killed if they did not pay a protection tax or convert to Islam.

    “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians,” Patriarch Louis Sako lamented as hundreds of families fled ahead of a noon deadline set by Islamic State for them to submit or leave.

    The warning was read out in Mosul’s mosques on Friday afternoon, and broadcast throughout the city on loudspeakers.

    “We offer [Christians] three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract – involving payment… if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword,” the announcement read.

    It said Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who the group has now named Caliph Ibrahim, had ordered Christians who did not want to stay and live under those terms to “leave the borders of the Islamic Cal
    look no further than the white house.

  • Tracie C says:

    Let me make sure I get you there deputy25: in you view ALL Muslims are extremists who are coming to America to force us to convert to Muslim.
    So, in your same view, this makes all Catholics pedophiles because the priests are?
    Doesn’t really make much sense when you write it on paper now does it oh fearful racist man?
    Before I go, will you tell me how the religion of the president is affecting your daily life? And did you just call Ronald Reagan a pedophile??? If the idiot who is in the WH now is a Muslim whacko, then a president who was a Christian MUST like little boys right????

  • deputy25 says:

    trying to make sense at what you wrote there. must be liberal, you start with name calling. i gaurantee you , if a muslim stood next to you if you are christian and he/she was told to kill you or they are going to kill them, i guess you would see their 72 virgins before them? that is what they are wanting, is to have christians take them in and then wham, one day you wake up and you are going to say what in the heck happened.they dont like you as an american, only if you convert from christianity. got to be one first to convert , remember that. the catholic church which i dont believe in needs to let their priest marry so they will leave the little boys alone. I define Reagan’s faith as largely non-denominational, a Protestant with a healthy respect for
    non-Protestant faiths, especially Catholic and Jewish faiths.he didnt denounce it and say that america is no longer a christian nation like obama did. and he was a great president unlike carter and obama. he cared about america and his faith. as far as obamas affecting christians daily life, read up on the ne IRS that he is sending into churches to make sure they dont endorse a candidate for office because they are tax exempt, is making sure that they dont endorse conservative candidate, but i guess when Valerie jarrett went and talked at a church it was overlooked when she endorsed oabama and democrats that day?? is that ok. yeah that affects me as christian, whats right for the liberals is not right if conservatives /christians do it. For the Bible said that people will rise up against the christians/ jews. just look on here and look at the news about Israel. i will not call you any names, i respect your right to comment, i hope that you respect mine. God bless you.

  • SayWha? says:

    I read through her post a couple of times and couldn’t find any name calling. Do us all a favor and point it out to us.

    Of course, if that’s not possible, I would guess even you would have to admit that you’re starting to look like a pathetic whacko.

  • ha says:

    No white person from America should ever call anyone a terrorist or extremist. We can end this conversation right here! I know that comment will get under yall skin but the truth hurts. And whoever told me to get my head out of the sand was ignorant. How about you get your head under some water and wash…im tired of passing y’all smelling like wet puppies. Head and shoulders is on sale at food lion for $2.65.Just bring your MVP card.

  • guesty says:

    ….Ted Kaczynski, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, Michael and Lori Fortier, Eric Robert Rudolph and many others.

  • deputy25 says:

    you didnt read it well my friend. at the end, she wrote RACIST MAN! you mean you didnt see that. it is right there in black and white. bythe way, i aint racist. people tell me i give them hell, i just say the truth and they think its hell. people cant handle the facts anymore.

  • SayWha? says:

    She did call you that.

    She’s right of course, or maybe you’re just affected with a little uber-nationalistic paranoia, but I did miss it. My bad.

  • Tracie C says:

    Read up deputy25 – evil is present in all religions.
    Why only limit your options of lumping all people in all religions to be the same?
    Your view = all Muslims are extremists. ALL of them.
    Hence my trying to get the obvious point across that you could then ONLY put all Christians in the same bad light as those that raped young children.
    But, you still won’t get it.

  • deputy25 says:

    dont like them either, they were not a band of muslim terrorist. they acted alone for the most part.they blew up gub mint buildings/clinics etc.. but not in the name of JIHAD! read the headlines today, ISIS giving ultimatums to Christians.

  • guesty says:

    …”just remember, all muslim are not terrorist but all terrorist have been muslim!”

    And I gave you names of terrorists that are not Muslim. You can’t use a big brush to paint all because there are always exceptions to the rule.

  • deputy25 says:

    just remember, all muslim are not terrorist but all terrorist have been muslim!

  • deputy25 says:

    your one trait is STUPID.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    Typically liberal. Has to resort to name-calling to make a point. It’s no secret that Muslims strap bombs to kids to kill Jews and American soldiers. It’s no secret they use kids as human shields and teach them hatred for Jews though kids shows and cartoons. It’s no secret they divide the world into the house of Islam and the house of war. These are no secrets, unless you are one of those ueber smart liberals trying to make peace deals with terrorists.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    They are telling the truth.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    America, like Iraq, and Dearborn Michigan, will fall apart if Islam is allowed, and grows. Islam has destroyed every democratic society it has ever gone into.

    Islam, not only allows, but demands, attacking, any non-Islamic “infidels”. If you love Islam so much, you should move to Sudan, Egypt, or Iran.

  • RealityBites says:

    Silly little Earl, you didn’t like what I said, so you’re trying to change the facts. In reality, not one name was called. Disagree? No problem. Just tell me specifically what name(s) were called. Specifically.

    You at least, attempted to say something. Too bad it was essentially something that had nothing to do with your ignorant bigoted comment about “Vacation Jihad School”. D-25, on the other hand, did his best I guess with his “YOU is STUPID!” remark. Good one. Really, really deep there D-25.

    I noticed that neither of you addressed the “Xenophobia” thing. Was that because neither of you knew what it was, or because neither of you “geniuses” could come up with something intelligent to say?

    Bottom line: This is my country too and I have no intention of letting some extremist xenophobes hijack the very freedoms that America stands for by trying to incite others around them to extreme bigotry against others while I just stand on the sidelines and say nothing. The kind of stuff you’re both saying is just flat out wrong. Last time I checked, a guy named Hitler did that kind of stuff. It was a terrible idea.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    “Extremist xenophobe” Do you remember typing that? And before that you were insinuating that I am ignorant and xenophobic. Now you are denying you did. Man up and own it. I have insinuated you are a pseudo-intellect; and you are.

    I didn’t need to address your xenophobe comment because one can be non-xenophobic and recognize the threat of islamofascists. I noticed you didn’t address my comments either. So where do you stand on strapping bombs to kids and sending them to their deaths? Seriously, is this a problem for you?

    It’s interesting to note that Hitler hated and killed Jews just like the religion of this new mosque. Hitler attacked, invaded and conquered other countries just like the religion of el-Obamad’s father.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    No word yet on if RealityBites has a problem with strapping bombs to kids and sending them to their deaths? Maybe that’s how he celebrates diversity. By not judging them.

  • Guestfree4all says:

    Obama Sr. was an ATHEIST. Get your facts straight.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    Islam is a religion, political movement, and army. To think otherwise is extremely dangerous.

  • Gramps1945 says:

    I guess all the 40,000 Christians, in Iraq. Getting, killed, raped, and enslaved. Are also a bunch of “Ignorant Xenophobiasts”.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    Obummer’s granddad was a muslim. Any son of a Muslim is considered a muslin. Obummer’s step dad was a muslim.

  • Guestfree4all says:

    Muslim is a religion not a race. The Presidents Father was Atheist, therefore he was not a Muslim. The Presidents step-father followed Islam loosely, but that is not his Father. Obama was only with his step-father as a child for 5 years, 3 of which he attended Catholic school. Obama then moved back to Hawaii to live with his white Grandparents.

  • RealityBites says:

    ….. you just don’t understand the word. Xenophobia is the unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. The Christians in Iraq have a “reasonable” and justified fear of something that is neither “foreign” nor “strange” to them. They are being neither ignorant nor xenophobic. They are dealing with reality.

    Unfortunately, some of you on this post are trying to justify bigoted derogatory remarks against an existing congregation of Americans, who happen to practice the Islamic faith, by linking them to the extremist actions (actions by the way, that are not embraced in the basic tenants of the Islamic faith) of radical Islamist in another part of the world. They’re just an existing congregation of our neighbors that are simply moving to a different building. Without specific proof of a linkage to wrongdoing, doing that is both ignorant and xenophobic.

    This is America, a country where having the freedom of being innocent until proven guilty is so important, it’s part of our moral fabric. It’s a concept many Americans have actually sacrificed their lives to preserve. This is not one of those terrible other places that we have every right to despise.

    Bringing it down to its base level, the “Vacation Jihad School” remark comes across as the low class type of thing a bully would say to put down someone else they personally feel is an outsider. As both a Christian and as a person who has always embraced a somewhat more conservative than liberal point of view, I perceive that as destructive to the very same American values I find to be so important.

    America won’t continue to still be America if we gradually start imitating the same type of irrational, wrongful behavior that the bad guys in other places have chosen to embrace. That’s a slippery slope I would prefer not to be on.

  • RealityBites says:

    Earlkoenig: A person so willing to go to such an extreme to lash out at someone, that he would actually post garbage like this.

    How could anyone, regardless of one’s political philosophy, feel that someone, comfortable with excreting something this heinous, has any credibility or is capable of establishing a position on anything that would even remotely resemble a moral high ground?

    This is so offensive it’s difficult to even perceive this as the deliberate creation of another human being who’s still capable of retaining his own humanity.

    Very, very sad.

  • Guestomfg says:

    Hey Dep, guess when the first mosque was built in the USA……1915. MUSLIMS HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE THE 1700’S.

    Now lets talk about Christians forcing their religion on people, are you aware that 30% of slaves brought here followed Islam? Omar Ibn Said 1770–1864 is among the best documented example of a practicing Muslim slave. He lived on a colonial North Carolina plantation and wrote many Arabic texts while enslaved. He is an exception. As we know most slaves were forced into Christianity by their owners.

    Take your bigoted redneck self back to school.

  • Guest2020 says:

    How many of those countries have Constitutions that guarantee its citizens the free exercise of their religion?

  • ha says:

    Who is forcing who? Or is that just some foolishness that youheard?

  • deputy25 says:

    go over to a muslim country and try to get approval to build a christian church!! you will never be found again!! stay in your own country with your beliefs and quit trying to force the christians to follow you or else!! . we dont trust you or your religion! never will!

  • PublicAvenger says:

    I remember the short lived “mosques”, on Castle St, and on N.4th Street. Muslim communities are good at taking, and attacking. But they are not very sharing, generous, or self supportive. Just like the other two. I believe there will be huge “money squabbles”, and it won’t last, but a few rent payments.

  • deputy25 says:

    and ever since you googled this on wikpedia,because this wasnt taught in schools ,, you need to go back to school yourself. and ever since the africans enslaved their own people the ones that didnt convert to christianity are baring the fruit of the muslim/islam wrath.they knew it was a bad religion and didnt want it over here in the new world. [ 9/11 ring a bell] first of all im not redneck as you claim.typical name calling by liberals. thats all you know to do when someone doesnt agree or bow down to your thinking or ideals. i dont force anything on anybody. Unlike the muslim/islam are doing now and have been doing. make a trip over there and try to be christian and see what happens to you. how many Christians can you name that blow up, kill, maime, force to change to their religion or else die?? answer that! how many christians flew a plane into the world trade centers?? first of all, i dont have religion, i have salvation, maybe you should try it sometime, we wont blow you up if you dont like it, but come into church Sunday and there will be one more hypocrite on the pew with us.i know muslim /islam is not friendly , only to someones face, we know that they are not but people welcome them with open arms and they are regretting it in the EU now.except for France.we will probably have to save them again. may God bless you and hope you change your view as the hate spreads when they are shouting death to americans while they spit and burn our flags. No muslim signed the declaration of independence but we do have one that is not following everyday in the white house. they are terrorist, they hate america behind the closed doors here, but friendly to their face. i dont like them even if i was not christian, i dont like anyone that hates america and tries and have succeeded in blowing up our citizens.now i guess you support Hamas too? just asking, dont get mad, just having a civil conversation here. maybe we will meet at a checkpoint one day, who knows. God bless you . i accept your right to free speech, just dont hate me bro.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    1700s. About the time islamofascists started attacking American interests. Did you know this, or is this not taught at Vacation Jihad School?

  • PublicAvenger says:

    The war between Hamas, and Israel, has left thousands of Palestinians homeless, and starving. How dare Israel say “enough is enough” and defend itself from rocket attacks.

    How dare Israel, not stop, when Hamas Cowards, run behind a group of children, or women. How dare Israel show a measure of brutality, almost 1/3 as bad as the terrorists, in Hamas.

    Where are all the oil rich Arab neighbors, to help their fellow starving Muslims ? They have sealed their borders. And will shoot any Palestinian, who tries to cross. They will gladly provide billions in bombs, rockets, and guns to kill Jews, or Christians. But not one slice of bread, or any humanitarian support, for fellow Muslims, who are homeless.

  • 1234543 says:

    pitiful, the only reason is because the head honcho and company (of wilmington) expect to have the front row reserved.

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