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April 25, 2017, 06:54 PM

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 Topic: Visit My Mosque Day Fail

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  • Visit My Mosque Day Fail
     OP - February 02, 2015, 09:04 PM

    So in case no one has heard about it, yesterday was #VisitMyMosque day. The point was to open the doors to non muslims and enlighten the masses on their misconceptions of islam, wishing to show it as an open, modern, gender equal non discriminatory religion. Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman tried to take part in the open doors event and was turned away for being a woman. You cannot make this shit up...



    "Well I just visited Streatham mosque for #VisitMyMosque day and was surprised to find myself ushered out of the door..."

    "I was respectfully dressed, head covering and no shoes but a man ushered me back onto the street. I said I was there for #VisitMyMosque … but it made no difference."

    http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/02/cathy-newman-turned-away-from-mosque-on-visitmymosque-day

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/11382883/Cathy-Newman-ushered-out-of-mosque-on-national-open-day.html

    Esmat Jeraj, a managing trustee for the Hyderi Islamic Centre, said she'd gone to the wrong mosque, one which wasn't expecting guests.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/mixup-not-sexism-as-channel-4-presenter-cathy-newman-is-turned-away-from-a-mosque-on-visit-my-mosque-day-10016835.html

    "We apologised for the incident earlier and clarified that she should not base that as an example of Islam."

    Seriously?

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
  • Visit My Mosque Day Fail
     Reply #1 - February 02, 2015, 09:12 PM

    Lol.

    That reminds me, you're my POTM.

    Hi
  • Visit My Mosque Day Fail
     Reply #2 - February 02, 2015, 09:18 PM

    I think the bit that stood out to me the most was "Going to the wrong mosque, it wasn't expecting guests". That to me makes it seem like this is standard practise.

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
  • Visit My Mosque Day Fail
     Reply #3 - February 02, 2015, 09:20 PM

    It is. They are super nervous about the press. Even when they have nothing to hide. I've seen it first hand.

    Hi
  • Visit My Mosque Day Fail
     Reply #4 - February 02, 2015, 09:31 PM

    Oh believe me I know it's standard practise. A lot of muslims want to convince people of an islam that doesn't really exist. It's like they think it does but at the same time they know it doesn't. The cognitive dissonance is actually quite amazing,

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
  • Visit My Mosque Day Fail
     Reply #5 - February 03, 2015, 08:49 AM

    "We apologised for the incident earlier and clarified that she should not base that as an example of Islam."


    That shit again...

    He's no friend to the friendless
    And he's the mother of grief
    There's only sorrow for tomorrow
    Surely life is too brief
  • Visit My Mosque Day Fail
     Reply #6 - February 03, 2015, 08:41 PM

    That shit again...


    Your avatar is remarkably apt.

    how fuck works without shit??


    Let's Play Chess!

    harakaat, friend, RIP
  • Visit My Mosque Day Fail
     Reply #7 - February 03, 2015, 09:55 PM

    Of course everyone is welcome!! As long as we know you are coming to visit! Grin

  • Visit My Mosque Day Fail
     Reply #8 - February 04, 2015, 12:30 AM

    I do feel for the people who tried to organize this event, though. I remember being in that position all the time. Trying to assure people that Islam really isn't so bad and Muslims are just normal people and we can be totally friendly and accepting, and then like right in the middle of this, with my luck, someone bursts through the door and says, "This just in! Some Muslims did something supremely shitty!"

    I don't miss those days.
  • Visit My Mosque Day Fail
     Reply #9 - February 04, 2015, 06:00 AM

    LOL this is too funny  Cheesy Cheesy Poor guys can't get anything right when it comes to public relations
  • Visit My Mosque Day Fail
     Reply #10 - February 06, 2015, 07:47 PM

    Quote
    Cathy Newman tried to take part in the open doors event and was turned away for being a woman. You cannot make this shit up


    Could she have been stretching the truth?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/05/cathy-newman-mosque_n_6620026.html

    Quote from: theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/06/channel-4-cathy-newman-apologises-mosque
    Ijaz said most of the congregation was at prayer when Newman turned up on Sunday, hence nobody official being around to speak with her. He claimed: “On the video, when the man is trying to direct her he thought she was asking for church. I can’t confirm if it was for church or for the Hyderi Centre. But we think he thought she mistakenly said church or the man took what she said wrongly. He is pointing his arm towards the church beside here.
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    Newman said in a statement: “As the primary purpose of Visit My Mosque day was to increase understanding of Islam, I was horrified to hear the mosque I visited in error has had death threats. I’m sorry for any misunderstanding there has been. I would be happy to pay a private visit to South London Islamic Centre once again.”


    Fuck that, just watch me get mine
  • Visit My Mosque Day Fail
     Reply #11 - April 19, 2017, 09:35 PM

    So if that CCTV clip hadn't existed who would you have believed? A well educated middle class journalist/news presenter or a mosque rep in an afghan hat and shalwar suit?
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