As thousands of Muslims converge on the steps of the Capitol on September 25th to celebrate a NATIONAL PRAYER DAY, there are so many questions swirling around–– particularly what is the purpose and long term outcome of this event.
Without a doubt, fear of the Islamic religion by some in America is a chief underlying cause for much of the apprehension and questions. Questions such as: ARE CHRISTIANS AND JEWS WELCOME TO COME AND PRAY AS WELL? ••• WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THEIR THEME "OUR TIME HAS COME?" COME TO DO, BE OR SAY WHAT? ••• IS ISLAM TRYING TO REPLACE LONG STANDING JUDO-CHRISTIAN BELIEFS AS THE PREMIER RELIGION IN THE U.S.? ••• IS THIS PART OF THE CHANGE THAT PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA WAS ALLUDING TO DURING HIS PRESIDENTIAL BID?
These, and other questions, are prompting people in breadbasket America to wonder just "what is going on"??
In addition, sound bites by major event organizers, such as: "...the White House will become the Muslim house”, and other information as posted by the prayer organizers on their website––designed to clarify the event's purpose––actually raises more questions, than provides answers. According to Islamoncapitolhill.com website:
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH.... The objective of this gathering is to invite the Muslim Communities and friends of Islam to express and illustrate the wonderful diversity of Islam. We intend to manifest Islam's majestic spiritual principals as revealed by Allah to our beloved prophet Muhammad (PEACE BE UPON HIM) of Arabia. Likewise; we intend to inspire a new generation of Muslim to work for the greater good of all people. We shall serve all people, regardless of race, religion or national origin.
Now, most Americans are for diversity, inclusion, and for allowing religious expression to all. However, taking in to consideration that the U.S. is just 8-short years post-9/11... and the hijackers who attacked this country were alleged Muslims... there are some out here who may not be ready to see a mass rally of our Muslim brothers and sisters gathered in the nation's Capitol declaring "our time has come".
Even if the prayer's purpose is peaceful... the visual of 20,000+ Islam worshippers, praying to their God at the backdoor of the White House, may be overwhelming to even the most broad-minded of people––to say the least.