Thursday, 6 August 2015

American Pride: Farmersville, Texas: Don´t Bury Muslim´s Here

In the town of Farmersville, Texas a far-flung suburb of Dallas 20 miles from Garland where the Draw the Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest was held area Muslims have purchased a 35-acre tract on Lake Lavon for a new Muslim cemetery.

The cartoon contest which erupted in chaos when two gunmen, Elton Simpson, 30, and Nadir Hamid Soofi, 34, were killed by police after opening fire on a security guard outside the contest.

Ever since the cemetery proposal was announced this summer the plans have been cause for controversy and outrage.

Tuesday night, in a town of 3,000 people, between 300 and 400 people gathered in the Farmersville High School cafeteria/auditorium for a town hall meeting to discuss the plans: Every seat was filled and an overflow crowd lined the walls and filled the adjacent hallway, small children playing quietly in front of their parents and grandparents.

The temperature at 6 p.m. was 98 degrees; inside, the thermostat read 78 but, with a standing-room-only crowd, the temperature continued to climb during the two-hour meeting.

Women fanned themselves in tropical prints, faded pink “Texas Pride” T-shirts, and polyester blouses; men wore cowboy hats, overalls, and the same denim-blue mechanic’s shirts that hipsters wear ironically. There were red-white-and-blue baseball caps. More than half the audience was over 60.  Just before the first question was read and the panel given two minutes to respond, a prayer was said invoking Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the entire audience sitting with heads bowed and many hands folded.

(The oldest headstone in the Muslim section of Dallas’s Restland Cemetery was placed for Qasem Abusaad, a 15-year-old who, according to his gravestone, was born on June 9, 1957 and died on June 2, 1973. Muslims have been buried in the Dallas area for decades with no concerns about health violations or contamination, but in Farmersville those concerns were very prevalent.)

The first written question was: “What is the Muslim burial process, and will there be seepage?”
Khalil Abdur-Rashid, a black Islamic scholar born in the U.S. who was representing the Islamic Association of Collin County at the meeting (and whose name the moderator pretended to stumble over), did not directly answer, merely saying that the Muslim section in Restland will be filled to capacity within a few years and a new site was sorely needed.

The city attorney, Alan Lathrom, did respond to the question regarding “seepage,” saying that all plans had been reviewed by appropriate Texas officials and there had been no concerns raised.

Five local Islamic centers made a joint effort to find a new Muslim burial site, Abdur-Rashid said, and, because no new cemeteries are permitted within Dallas County, chose a rural site about 45 miles northeast of downtown.

The land overlooking Lake Lavon sits along Audie Murphy Parkway across from the Kalachakra Meditation center and the scarily-appropriate “The Crypt”—“an acre of labyrinth mazes, dark hallways, and bone chilling effects. If you thought last year was scary, you ain’t seen nothing yet.”

Audie Murphy Parkway was named for a former Farmersville resident who was also WWII’s most decorated soldier; a couple miles to the west, in Princeton, is a community park that housed Nazi POWs during World War II.

Not much has happened in Farmersville and what does happen happens slowly: a sign announcing the “future site of Collin County College” has stood in an empty field for the last seven years.

When the town hall was turned over to an open mic, the second person to get up was Mr. Darrell Moore, “Commander of Farmersville VFW Post 7426,” who represents WWII veterans still living in town. He said, “People, we have received a lot of phone calls. We have received letters from out of state, OK. I want you all to understand something. We are a veterans’ organization. We are not the police. We have been called on to do illegal activities.” Mr.Moore didn’t specify what he meant, but presumably activities to somehow resist the planned cemetery....
“It’s not gonna happen,” Moore continued. 
“I’m gonna save y’all a lot of phone calls and a lot of time. 
The position of the VFW in this situation is the VFW will support whatever laws, regulations, and ordinances set forth by the state and local government. 
We are not the police department. 
We are not going to take a stand on this either way.
“It would be very hypocritical for us to step in and try to prevent the freedom of religion, freedom of speech we all went over, the veterans in our organization, we all went and fought for everybody here’s freedom…”

Here audience members interrupted him, shouting “thank you!” and giving him rousing applause.

The questions during open mic were directed primarily at Farmersville Mayor Joe Helmberger and Abdur-Rashid; Helmberger struggled to maintain order throughout, continually (and weakly) calling for respect when the audience would jeer and hiss and interrupt Abdur-Rashid.
“American Muslims are not your enemies,” he told them.  (really?)

“We are not anti-American, anti-freedom, radical, extreme, or dangerous. 
We are, like you, part and parcel of the fabric of American society … You may have been told that the Koran advocates violence, murder, rape…”

Yea that we did and the Muslims gave us that message just like here below:

Imagine this was told to a public who do read the news and all they see is  after all the killings and terror attempts in the name of Allah in the last year and that continues ....
lets be real at lest for once there is not one good deed by Muslims in the US except for demands and lots of empty words!

Abdur-Rashid; American Muslims are not your enemies,” he told them. “We are not anti-American, anti-freedom, radical, extreme, or dangerous.....

We are, like you, part and parcel of the fabric of American society … You may have been told that the Koran advocates violence, murder, rape…”

Well this guy (below)and many others prove you wrong Abur-Rashid!

Lets get real and check what is true what about for example Honour killings (in Texas too)

Every word of Abdur-Rashid´s we are like you is a lie as we know they dress different and have 3 wives and hate Jews and god knows what more so its all a lot of lip service without any truth or past to prove such point. 

The mayor replied, wearily: “Let me be perfectly honest with you all. If they were to purchase more property in the county… and decided to build a mosque, they could go to the county and permit this thing without the city ever knowing.”

Near the end of the town hall, there was a moment of levity: A woman with a accent said, “I’m from Germany and, as you know, in Germany we have a past that brings tear to our eyes because, forgive me I’m not Jewish, but we discriminated and eliminated Jewish people. So…I do not think that our beloved Lake Lavon where I go swimming and kayaking almost every day is going to be contaminated by dead Muslims!”

Throughout the night, resident after resident of Farmersville stated that they didn’t trust Muslims, that Islam wasn’t a religion; one woman, who said she’d taught school in Farmersville for 39 years, tried to connect Rashid with an ancient Islamic text mentioning the attractiveness of pubescent girls.

There were whoops and whistles and jeers and cheering, and a mayor who asked for respect but continually told his audience that he didn’t support the cemetery but there was simply nothing he could do.

Shouts aimed at Abdur-Rashid of “You’re lying!” and “You’re not welcome here!” echoed throughout the cafeteria.

Near the end of the meeting a woman stood up and argued that Muslims were foreign to Farmersville. 

“You’re not part of our community,” she said. “You don’t live here, you don’t come out and support the football team, you don’t shop here. 
Our cemetery in town is still very loved and taken care of by its community.
“I do not have the confidence that you will be here in 40 years taking care of your cemetery. 
I have just one question: With all of this opposition, why do you want to stay here?”
Abdur-Rashid began to answer mixing in a Hindu who lost half his Country to Muslims: “You know, Gandhi once said…

He was interrupted immediately with guffaws and jeers and a general uproar, but went on: “Anything of human value doesn’t come easy, it comes through some hardship and when it comes to our needs as a community and our obligations and our rights, we have to stand up for that.”

Its a shame that he forgot to mention that: Gandhi alls0 lost almost half of India after the split up of India by Muslims who created Pakistan and later also Bangladesh !

After the meeting concluded, one of the three women in a hijab was crying in the arms of a friend. Why ? because they did not get it for free ?

This as throughout the evening the mayor and city attorney seemed to be saying, from what a reporter understood, that the planned cemetery would go ahead as planned. The town hall meeting was ceremonial only, a venting session.

According to the daily beast Farmersville will likely have a Muslim cemetery on its outskirts, welcome or not….To us the rest who have seen what such a matter opens doors to. We pray that honour killing and Female Genital mutilations and attack on Jews on the streets don't reach this little idyllic Texas town like Dearborn and other places in the world where Muslims come and create own no go zones like in France Germany and Sweden ...enough many places to tell if Muslims bring happy life along or hate and death.

No one place we have visited the has a Muslim majority Christians or other religions are are equal!  Now this is a fact one can be a 100% sure of.
Here a few examples or reality checks on this fact:

Some nice facts on what islam brings along:

Turkish Ministry of Education: 1 in 4 Turks Support Honor Killings
Civitas: 1 in 3 Muslims in the UK strongly agree that a wife should be forced to obey her husband’s bidding
BBC Poll: 1 in 10 British Muslims support killing a family member over “dishonor”.
Middle East Quarterly: 91 percent of honor killings are committed by Muslims worldwide.
95% of honor killings in the West are perpetrated by Muslim fathers and brothers or their proxies.
A survey of Muslim women in Paris suburbs found that three-quarters of them wear their masks out of fear – including fear of violence.
Two-thirds of young British Muslims agree that ‘honor’ violence is acceptable.
Pew Research (2013): Large majorities of Muslims favor Sharia.  Among those who do, stoning women for adultery is favored by 89% in Pakistanis, 85% in Afghanistan, 81% in Egypt, 67% in Jordan, ~50% in ‘moderate’ Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, 58% in Iraq, 44% in Tunisia, 29% in Turkey, and 26% in Russia.
Pew Research (2013): Honor killing the woman for sex outside of marriage is favored over honor killing the man in almost every Islamic country.  Over half of Muslims surveyed believed that honor killings over sex were at least partially justified.
(2013) Jordanian teens support honor killing.