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Muslim Recognition Day held at state capitol


This news story was published on April 7, 2014.
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State capitol of Iowa

State capitol of Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the annual Muslim Recognition Day proclamation at the Iowa Statehouse today at 11:30 AM.

Representatives of several Muslim communities from around Iowa gathered under the rotunda to educate and share information about Islam and its presence in Iowa. Muslims served food and mingled in the statehouse beginning at noon.

There are an estimated 6,528 Muslims in Iowa, according to a 2010 estimate.

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43 Responses to Muslim Recognition Day held at state capitol

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    Mary Reply Report comment

    August 10, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Dumbass

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    Steve Reply Report comment

    April 15, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    When will there be an Atheist, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh Recognition Day? I believe, if the couple of muslims living in Iowa get such a day, all the others should get one even more.

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    Tim Reply Report comment

    April 14, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Islam is political and social ideology masking itself as a religion. It’s objective is to take over the world and run by a caliph. Since it’s inception it has spread through conquest and intimidation. It is not a religion because when someone leave it, that is justification for a death sentence. It is more in line with political order than a religion. It should not have been recognize in this State.

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    Rchenard.1@comcast.net Reply Report comment

    April 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

    There’s no reason I can think of to celebrate the presence of Muslims anywhere in the US.

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      Leaving MC Reply Report comment

      April 13, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      There’s no reason to celebrate any religion

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    Messy Blumpkin Reply Report comment

    April 10, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Anyone notice that Philosophus hasn’t been posting much lately. Now this Rastamon shows up, Peter, I think you are Rastamon.

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    Phillip Turner Reply Report comment

    April 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Take your ass out of the states “mon”!!

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      Rastamon Reply Report comment

      April 10, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      The Southern Poverty Law Center called, they want your soul fixed.

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    Phillip Turner Reply Report comment

    April 10, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Gov. Branstad needs to be ran outta Iowa, The United States, on a rail. He’s a complete idiot. Thank God I am a Georgian!!!!

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    Rastamon Reply Report comment

    April 10, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Very racist comments indeed. Religious bigotry to the extreme mon.

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      SeventhSon Reply Report comment

      April 10, 2014 at 4:58 am

      Racist? Islam is not a race, it’s supposed to be a religion. See IamaproudAmerican’s post below-the link provides access to a very accurate plan of Islam’s agenda of conquest. Given the facts about Islam that are on public record, “Muslim Recognition Day” is an unforgiveably stupid idea.

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        Rastamon Reply Report comment

        April 10, 2014 at 8:27 am

        Religious bigotry is not what America is all about.

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          LVS Reply Report comment

          April 10, 2014 at 8:40 am

          @Rastamon-Muslim is not a religion, it is a damn CULT.

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            Rastamon

            April 10, 2014 at 9:48 am

            Obviously you’re an expert on religion, what are your credentials in this area?

            It’s decidedly Un-American to deny all people religious freedom in this country.

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            LVS

            April 10, 2014 at 10:33 am

            @Rastamon-I don’t have to be a expert on religion because it is not a religion. It is a CULT. What are your credentials other than being a liberal?

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            Rastamon

            April 10, 2014 at 11:36 am

            All religions are in a sense “cults”. What do you know about religions from your extensive study of this matter?

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          Phillip Turner Reply Report comment

          April 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm

          Islam is not a religion, it is a terrorist cult! When are people gonna realize that???

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          Steve Reply Report comment

          April 15, 2014 at 9:15 pm

          Ratsamon, you are naive and uneducated.You don’t seem to know that islam commands the killing and subjugation of unbelievers, gays and ex-muslims,is in opposition to freedom of religion,speech and conscience, condones wife beating,honor killings etc. If you really think an such an ideology deserves any accommodation by the government or the public,then you are very mistaken.It is everyone’s duty to oppose and fight islam and muslims wherever possible in order to warrant freedom for everyone…

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      LVS Reply Report comment

      April 10, 2014 at 8:43 am

      @Rastamon-You must be a liberal calling every statement you don’t like racist. Islam is not a race or a religion, it is a damn CULT.

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        Leaving MC Reply Report comment

        April 10, 2014 at 11:38 am

        All religions are cults, all based on fallacy.

        With the conservatives thinking they are the only true patriotic people in ‘merica, one would expect them to be all about making sure the founding principles of our country are upheld.

        Yet they’re not, instead of the religious freedom our country was founded on, they only want to allow THEIR cult freedom.

        The hypocrisy burns almost as much as the flames of hell would, if hell was a real thing.

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          Rastamon Reply Report comment

          April 10, 2014 at 11:48 am

          Now you are a real Amercan mon, one I used to read about in my history books.

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      Phillip Turner Reply Report comment

      April 10, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      This Rastaman fool is obviously a liberal idiot that is not ignorant, but just stupid. Try living around some muslims for a while. I did, and it changed my opinion on them forever. They want to bring America down. It’s fools like you that welcome that with open arms.

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        Rastamon Reply Report comment

        April 10, 2014 at 5:34 pm

        They believe in the same God that you do. You’re just mad because you think your fiction is truer than their fiction.

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    Rich Little Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Iowans have lost their minds if they think that Islam is a religion of peace. Muslims are infiltrating where they thing the least resistance is to get their foothold on American communities. Hello!!! That is their MO… persuade the hard-working American into thinking that they really love you while their religion allows… no!!! encourages them them to deceive you for Allah..as they plan to cut your neck, your spouses neck and your childrens neck…. come on down.

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      Leaving MC Reply Report comment

      April 11, 2014 at 7:04 am

      Let me guess, you think Christianity is a religion of peace? LOLOLOL

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    IamaproudAmerican Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    That was not a good idea and one Iowans will come to regret!

    http://civilusdefendus.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/4-stages-of-islamic-conquest/

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    Jill Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2014 at 7:17 am

    People in Iowa need to start burying pig body parts all over their state to keep muslimes out or they will overtake your state. Marry child brides, honor killings and all the other perverted things people from that group do in the name of their religion.

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    Nohammad Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2014 at 5:26 am

    You all had better be very, very alarmed about this and vote this fool out when the gubernatorial election comes, and vote someone in that that will repeal this. Otherwise, you’ll be just like Dearborn MI.

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    Hugh Janus Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Iowa…. you’ll be sorry for this. Islam is a terrible sickness.

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      Philosophus Reply Report comment

      April 8, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      I like your name broseph.

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      SeventhSon Reply Report comment

      April 8, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      Hugh, cool handle buddy, and I couldn’t agree with you more. The only reason we don’t have a lot more trouble with Muslims here in Iowa is because they don’t quite have the numbers yet. And that is something that they intend to change. Look at what’s happening in Europe right now.

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    Philosophus Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    While not as caustic as some of the other comments, I do tend to agree that Muslims are mollycoddled out of fear of retaliation, which is like rewarding a kid for bad behavior. However, this is really just a sideshow to distract Muslims into believing America cares, while oil companies continue to rob them of their natural resources. It works on some of them I guess.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Do the other religions get a Recognition Day too or is this just for Muslims. More special treatment by the looks of it. It’s discrimination against non muslims. Time for nonsense like this to stop.

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    Messy Blumpkin Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Time for Braindead to hit the road, where is the separation in church and state here.

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    Reva Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    It is time for Terry Brandstad to GO!!!! I think that we should have a white American day, and why stop there. How about a Native American Day, how about Scott Irish Day and Italian American Day, seems as though we are being descriminted against!!!!

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      maybe Reply Report comment

      April 8, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      I used to live in Prescott valley Arizona and once a year they would have iowa days.

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    Chris Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    No wonder he doesn’t have time to debate his conservative opponent, Tom Hoefling.

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    Ken Dreger Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Iowa, isn’t it famous for it’s PORK? Bet you there was zero Pork at that stupid party! This Gov is really crazy! Next thing will happen is they will want Mussie laws in Iowa! How stupid…….:-(

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    maybe Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I saw a video last night from Syria where these Muslims converted a Christian to islam then cut his head off.

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    Danny T. Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 10:55 am

    So Governor, what day does this proclamation celebrate… 9/11, the Boston bombing…?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 7, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    That is 6,528 to many.

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    Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    April 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    If they are like the Hispanics, there is no true way of knowing for certain how many are really are.