Friday, November 14, 2014

D.C. Muslim Call to Prayer from National Cathedral

A first, in this Obamanation . . .

Today, the weekly Friday Muslim prayers are sounding from the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. after desires by Cathedral officials to appear moderate by yielding to Islamic leaders.

“Let this be a lesson to the world.”
-- Rizwan Jaka, Muslim CAIR spokesman of Sterling, Virginia

“This is the place where we bury our presidents, where we bury our national heroes.”
-- Rev. Gina Campbell, National Cathedral
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

D.C. Muslims Force Christmas Off School Calendar

Massachusetts Students Forced To Learn Muslim Conversion

President Obama's National Cathedral is the Seat of Apostasy

President Obama Praises Islam for Making America What It Is

President Obama on Jihad: Islam is a Great Religion

-- From "In a first, Washington National Cathedral to host Friday Muslim prayer service" by Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post 11/10/14

The cathedral, part of the Episcopal Church . . . organizers said Monday that they are seeking to make a statement by having Muslim leaders come and hold their midday service in such a visible Christian house of worship.

The service, which will begin around 12:20 and is for invited guests only, developed out of a relationship between the cathedral’s director of liturgy, the Rev. Gina Campbell, and the South African ambassador to the United States, Ebrahim Rasool, who is Muslim. The two worked together on a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, Jaka said.

“This is a dramatic moment in the world and in Muslim-Christian relations,” Rasool said in a prepared statement. “This needs to be a world in which all are free to believe and practice and in which we avoid bigotry, Islamaphobia, racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Christianity and to embrace our humanity and to embrace faith.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Washington National Cathedral to Hold Friday Muslim Prayers" by Jerome Socolovsky, Voice of America 11/14/14

Prayer carpets have been laid out under the soaring arches of the Washington National Cathedral for an unprecedented Muslim worship service in one of America's best-known churches.

The carpets have been arrayed diagonally in the transept, to the side of the sanctuary, so that worshipers can face in the direction of Mecca without seeing crosses or Christian icons. Muslims are not supposed to pray in view of sacred symbols alien to their faith.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Washington National Cathedral Plans To Host Muslim Prayer Service" by Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post 11/12/14

Muslims and people of other religious traditions have participated in Christian or Interfaith services at the Cathedral in the past. However, the November 14 event marks the first time American Muslims have been invited to lead their own traditional Jummah prayer inside the same sacred space that has hosted presidential funerals and other national religious services.

. . . While Rasool was standing in the Cathedral’s nave, he told Campbell that the building’s ornate carvings, arches, and long central aisle reminded him of ancient mosques.

“What struck me was how he could look at our building and see his mosque. That was a powerful moment,” Campbell told HuffPost. “To realize we could be standing in the same spot in the same building and see our own prayer traditions.”

The Jummah prayer is being held with the support of Muslim leaders from the the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), Masjid Muhammad (the Nation's Mosque), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). The service is for invited guests, but will be livestreamed at the Cathedral's website.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Washington's National Cathedral to host Muslim prayer service" by Matt Bradwell, UPI 11/14/14

Despite humanitarian intentions, news of the service was not met with universal praise, as some conservative corners of the national security community pointed out that Friday marks 100 years since the last sitting Caliph of the Ottoman Empire publicly called for war against non-Muslims.

"November 14th, 2014, will be the 100th anniversary of the last sitting Caliph of the Ottoman Empire's call for jihad against non-believers," wrote the independent Center for Security Policy in a letter to Bishop of Washington Mariann Edgar Budde.
"While for most westerners the November 14th Jihad declaration is little more than a footnote in the annuls of World War I, for Islamic supremacists like those associated with Muslim Brotherhood, it is a date pregnant with meaning. To permit such a public display, and permit such groups to occupy the National Cathedral of the United States on this date represents an affront to the memories of those who were killed as a result of this genocide, and an affront to those Christians across the Middle East who are currently under threat by those who seek to emulate it."
To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Muslim Brotherhood Hijacks National Cathedral" posted at Investor's Business Daily 11/12/14

Who are these [Muslim prayer] "organizers"? Members of known Muslim Brotherhood front groups, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). The Justice Department has identified both as belonging to the Hamas wing of the radical Brotherhood. It's also implicated them in a Hamas conspiracy to raise millions for Palestinian suicide bombers. These co-sponsors of the National Cathedral jumuah ("for invited guests only") remain unindicted co-conspirators in a major terror case.

CAIR is so toxic the FBI won't do outreach with the group. But cathedral clergy rolled out prayer rugs for it.

Another co-sponsor is the ADAMS (All Dulles Area Muslim Society) mosque of Northern Virginia, which the Brotherhood controls through deed-holder ISNA.

To read the entire editorial column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Pres. Obama's Secretary of State, John Kerry, Quotes Allah: We Must Fight Climate Change

And read Congress: America No Longer a Christian Nation