Residents Protest Big Mosque in Residential Neighborhood in Longview, Texas

by 1389 on January 26, 2012

in 1389 (blog admin), Islam, Islamic infiltration/invasion, taqiyya, Texas

Residents Put Up Jesus Signs to Protest Building of a Mosque on Their Street

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As Longview mosque goes up, opposition from neighborhood grows

By Glenn Evans

Longview-area Muslims hope to complete a mosque on the northern edge of the city in coming months — amid opposition from residents in the neighborhood — a mosque spokesman said Tuesday.

Islamic Community of Longview member Saleem Shabazz said the 35 or 40 Muslims planning the worship center are encountering opposition from some future neighbors.

“We expected that,” he said. “I don’t think we’re asking for anything from anyone that anyone else doesn’t have.”

Envisioned as a 2,500- to 3,000-square foot mosque and cultural/education center, the facility on Amy Street would take the place of an apartment where local Muslims have held Friday prayers for about two decades, Shabazz said.

Members have rented larger spaces when needed, such as for the annual dinner at the end of Ramadan.

Meanwhile, some Amy Street residents are saying everyone has a right to a place of worship, just not on their street.

Resident Dewayne Willie, however, draws a distinction between a home and place of worship.

“If it was a house being built there by a Muslim family moving in, I would do the same thing that was done for us — I would welcome them,” said Willie, whose house abuts the future mosque property.

Elizabeth Owens, whose home of nearly 40 years is two houses down from the roughly six-acre lot where the building is being constructed, said the mosque appears inevitable.

“We can’t stop it, maybe, but we oppose it,” she said

Owens distributed about 20 signs being used in a First Baptist Church promotion — each says “Jesus” with the church’s name in small print at the bottom — that neighbors have placed in yards up and down the street.

“It’s going to be, to us, foreigners,” she said. “We’re not acquainted with that culture, and we have children and we have concerns, yes we do. I understand everybody has to worship, but why do they have to bring it to a Christian community? I think that’s terrible.”

I think so too, especially in view of the fact that Christians are forbidden to proselytize, or to build or even repair churches in many Muslim countries.

This isn’t worship – it’s in-your-face provocation.

Owens said she was referring to all of Longview when she said “Christian community.” She said neighbors object specifically to the mosque coming to their street for safety reasons.

Amy Street is a dead end and quite narrow. The east-west road begins in the Longview city limits but soon enters Gregg County.

“I think we have a driving surface of 23 feet,” Owens said. “And you’re going to add another 40 or 50 cars here?”

Shabazz said Friday prayers are at 1:40 p.m., so any increase in traffic will be during the afternoon.

“We don’t have the amount of traffic that a big church or something like that would have,” he said. “On most Fridays, I think we’re talking in the neighborhood of 15 to 20 cars.”

A member of the Longview Race Relations Committee, Shabazz said he has discussed aspects of the new mosque with the county commissioner for that precinct, Charles Davis.

For instance, he said, some neighbors have expressed concern over the call to prayer, which typically is broadcast across an area.

“That’s not going to happen,” he said. “I told Commissioner Davis back in October that, out of concern for the neighbors and not disturbing them or anything, we will not use the outdoor public address system.”

More here.

So the mosque will not use the outdoor public address system? Not immediately, maybe. But they made no promise to refrain from installing a PA system, and as soon as they think the neighborhood residents have been sufficiently intimidated into silence, they’ll start using it. You can take that to the bank.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sherry January 26, 2012 at 8:23 am

Shared this on twitter. Love your work. Keep it up!

2 Dale Brown February 15, 2012 at 9:30 am

When are the Muslims going to allow us to build churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia?

3 idiot killer June 1, 2012 at 11:48 pm

What in God’s name does Saudi Arabia (an ally of our government, by the way) have to do with it? We have Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion in THIS country, which is the one we’re talking about. Period. The end.
Find something else to whine about, you uneducated morons.

4 Lisa July 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Dale Brown is right, the spokesperson claimed that he’s not asking for anything from anyone that isn’t offered to others. The response from idiot killer is intended to silence the opposition. He probably means what in the name of allah(?) does it have to do with it? Ironic name (for idiot killer = you mean infidel/kafir killer?). That little exchange illustrates the mentality behind islam, using their own backward interpretation of who are idiots to try to censor anyone that notices what they don’t want people to recognize or talk about.

Ignorance is what would pacify people not to be concerned, if people knew more about islam they would be more prepared to understand the significance of the situation. More knowledge would help them respond or at least know the way to test the leadership at the mosque for extremist and anti-Jewish and anti-Christian attitudes. I suggest that during the open house that someone ask them how they feel about Israel, that usually is a good barometer.

The constitution wasn’t intended to protect militaristic cults that use religion to achieve their goals of domination and destroy the very freedoms that the constitution was created to protect.

5 Teppie February 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Read Gods War on Terror by Walid Shoebat. He is a x Muslim from Bethlehem. He is now Christian. He explains what Islam really is. Names of Allah in English…. The Most Proud One, The Great Deceiver, The Morning Star, Creater of Evil and Good. Do your own research on the Quran and the hate of Christians and Jews. Jihad includes lying and manipulation.

6 Jane November 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Will you denounce what happened in Paris?
Do you oppose the Muslim terrorists?

7 Jane April 9, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Muslims follow Muahhmad … And he was a pedophile, enslaver and war monger. Not somebody who you would want or trust as neighbor.

Islam is a geopolitical movement of horriblic violence masking as a religion of peace.

Wheever Muslims go , there’s always trouble.

If that were not true where true why are they moving out of the middle east? What is happening in Europe? What has happened in Boston, San Bernardino , Fort Hood, New York on 9/11?

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