Quote# 64317

[Thread: Muslims takeover my neighborhood - advice?]

If I were in your situation, I would probably move because I would not want myself or my family surrounded by islam, but I can understand why many people would rather stay put and tough it out. For one thing, there are doubtless going to be many opportunities to witness there. There is a growing muslim population in my area too and I see a lot of burkas, but it does not feel overwhelming yet. Though once an area starts approaching 10% of its population being muslim it starts to be a real issue because it attracts more of them and your city becomes a hub for islamic activity. That's what happened with hindus in my area. I moved into my neighborhood about ten years ago, and when some hindu families moved into the neighborhood across the street more and more moved there because they like to stick together. Pretty soon all of the other families moved away because they no longer felt welcome (indians can be surprisingly racist) and now it is almost 100% hindu. Then, last year they built a huge, awful hindu temple nearby because the population had grown enough to support one. With three mosques, that sounds like what might be happening to your area. I'll definitely be praying for you!

CharlotteCow, Rapture Ready 56 Comments [7/25/2009 7:51:41 AM]
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Time until thread starter petitions local Congresscritter to ban non-Christian religions: 3.2 minutes.

7/25/2009 7:57:20 AM


they like to stick together

I can't imagine why...

7/25/2009 8:05:34 AM



7/25/2009 8:05:42 AM

lol what

Pretty soon all of the other families moved away because they no longer felt welcome (indians can be surprisingly racist) and now it is almost 100% hindu.

Oh, the irony.

7/25/2009 8:07:42 AM


That could be called effect of racism. If you have "Hey, let's all live in peace." mentality, numbers of all the "minorities" and different religions are fairly constant.

If you have "I hate them, therefore I'll make them move" mentality, don't be surprised when they find neighbourhood that hates them less than the other neighbourhood.

And, if most people have "I hate them, so I'll move" mentality, you can expect for your (ex)-neighbourhood to change the other way around.

It's all human psychology. We stay where we are liked and go away from places where we are not.

7/25/2009 8:38:03 AM

Lord X

Freedom of religion you fucking prick.

7/25/2009 8:40:15 AM


Hi, I live in a 6 building complex (over 215 apartments) that is 75% muslim according to the directory. Strangely enough, I've not seen a single Burka. I've seen plenty of the other styles of head scarves, but no burkas. Me thinks you are over reacting. Now, I will give you where I live is getting scary - but I'm a single woman. In fact, I'm pretty pissed right now and want to move because the newest muslim neighbors brought the building bed bugs and now I have to find new housing for ALL my reptiles until the end of my lease because they are spraying everybody's apartment as a precaution. Unfortunately, the law isn't on my side and I can't even break my lease over a few "throw away pets" - tell that to the one who has at least 30 more years to eat crickets.

Beyond the ONE 5-7 year old male kid that yells at me for not wearing a scarf, I don't blame any of my problems with the immigrants on their religion. I do think, in general, they can be a bit ignorant about this country and culture - but so is any one who just showed up and we can be a hostile country if you are wearing a scarf. I think sometimes they are less willing to adapt, but maybe they have further to go to meet our culture halfway than say the Mexicans across the hall and their "cultish" belief in that Catholic Church - I'm sure you'd love to get a hold of them too.

Did I mention there are two lesbian Wiccans across the lawn? One just got her greencard too.

7/25/2009 8:51:44 AM

Bass X0

"I can understand why many people would rather stay put and tough it out. For one thing, there are doubtless going to be many opportunities to witness there."

As if THAT is going to do anything.

7/25/2009 8:54:58 AM


I'll definitely be praying for you!

Translation: I'll talk to my ceiling for a couple of minutes and then I'll feel I have been of great help even though I have in reality not done shit.

7/25/2009 9:00:08 AM


I'm a caretaker/superviser of a similar complex. Never a dull day at work =)

7/25/2009 9:09:41 AM


"... I see a lot of burkas..."
You mean hijabs right? Because a hijab is what Muslim women wear for modesty while a burka is that huge drapping heavy headcovering that completely obscures the woman's head and drapes down their body. Muslim women wear hijabs on their own free will while burkas are usually forced upon.

By the way, not all Muslims are fanatical terrorists. Every religion has a handful or two of fanatical people. Think about the Muslims having to put up with you.

7/25/2009 9:11:18 AM


Racism is none discriminatory.It's a taught trait,never born, so don't be surprised if you eventually get in return what you dish out.I highly doubt there is a neighborhood that is almost 100% hindu it just sounds so unlikely to me but then again I live in the Middle Of Nowhere,Ohio the majority where I live is caucasian, so it is a possibility seeing as how it's not unusual for people to move to a more welcoming neighborhood.Oh,no!Three mosques?Big whoop.I got four churches all on the same street.Not all Muslims are foaming at the mouth terrorists you know.I've met quite a few and they were all very kind.You should try talking to them before you judge, you'd be surprised at how much you have in common.

Six?!That is alot.

7/25/2009 9:13:17 AM


Please, do go on about these nice lesbian wiccans. Something about skyclad goddess worshipping with accompaning pictures would be nice.

@ EllwyenDarwin

My goddess! I think we're neighbors! Wait, no, there are at least 6 churches in sight of each other on Broad st. Two of them participated in yesterday's artwalk.

Edit: I was so busy marveling at the fact another Ohioan isn't brainwashed that I lost my point.

I highly doubt the OP is being over run by Muslims. Most likely they come from backwoods, back water, bumfuck towns like the one I live in. When a Hindu family opened up a carry out the drive thru across the way put "Owned by Americans, for Americans! Jesus bless our troops!" on their billboard.

7/25/2009 9:20:36 AM

if that person thinks that the scarf women wear is burka, his knowledge of Islam is ridiculous to give advice, to say the least.

7/25/2009 9:43:24 AM


I'll bet they're all illegal too. Build very high walls around your property with no doors for the 'terrorists' to get in. Problem solved.

7/25/2009 9:51:30 AM

Dio Fa

Here's a fantastic opportunity to put aside your racism and "love thy neighbour".

Remember, Jebus is watching.

7/25/2009 9:59:10 AM


Intolerance thy name is ChartlotteCow

7/25/2009 10:07:40 AM


My, aren't you a loving and compassionate Christian?

Do they not teach being friends with people who are different in kindergarten anymore? I went to a school that was sixty percent immigrants and while they were a bit cliquish, they were really nice.

7/25/2009 10:32:54 AM

I seriously doubt the women are wearing burqas (the full body covering), they are wearing hijabs. Not the same thing! There are 2 mosques near me & I've never seen anyone a burqa in 20 years.

7/25/2009 10:39:32 AM

Aaaand the sane reply to "leave 'em alone like you want them to leave you alone" turns out to be an atheist who gets banished from the thread.

7/25/2009 10:44:49 AM


Then, last year they built a huge, awful hindu temple nearby because the population had grown enough to support one.

I don't think people whose houses of worship are generally adorned by effigys of a mutilated corpse on a stick have the right to complain about the ugliness of other people's temples.

7/25/2009 11:05:13 AM

Thinking Allowed

A lot of people in that thread are ignorant/unlearned about just the dress alone.

7/25/2009 11:13:10 AM


Oh noes, other people.

7/25/2009 11:29:08 AM


Last week I moved into that hotbed of Islamic culture called "South London". I reckon the penetration with mid eastern god botherers is about 30 - 40%. In fact I can see the spire of the local mosque from my window. But guess what... not only did I not experience any "Muslim racism" but in fact it turns out I can finally buy some decent food and am perfectly safe. Go figure. As much as I pity my neighbours for following a branch of the Judaeo-Christian death cult, it turns out they're actually really nice. Beat that, cowgirl.

7/25/2009 11:43:33 AM


So is this like the Catholic invasion, where it turned out to be one guy? As far as the Burka, maybe, but I think other posters are right and its the hijab. But we have to lie for Jesus, don't we.

And it's funny how most of Surry is East Indian now, yet I fell perfectly welcome walking through the mall.

You're just a bunch of racist pricks.

7/25/2009 11:57:34 AM

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