Allah Is Great – At West Point, Quantico and the Pentagon

Abby Zimet

Despite the uproar over the so-called Ground Zero Mosque - which in fact
is a Muslim community center several blocks away - Muslims have been
peacefully gathering for years at Islamic prayer centers at West Point, several Air Force Bases, Quantico Marine Corps Base and, yes, the Pentagon
- where 184 people died on 9/11. But do let's manufacture a little more
right-wing hysteria over Muslims infiltrating life as we know it; it's
so helpful toward fostering understanding.

"This Islamic prayer center, the first of its kind in the Marine Corps,
is really an extension of our ethos, (the) ethos that we take care of
one another." - Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee at Quantico.

FRIENDS: Now More Than Ever

Independent journalism has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies. Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook. Never before has independent media been more endangered. If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support us now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing. Thank you. -- Craig Brown, Co-founder

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: