Local Muslims Concerned Over Ft. Hood Shooting

The suspected Ft. Hood shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, doesn't have any religious preference listed on his military file, but his name, and pictures of him in Muslim dress, have some in the Muslim community concerned their religion may come under attack.

At the corner of 13th and Evans lies the Islamic Center Mosque of Greenville, where every Friday afternoon, you'll see people congregate for a simple prayer. On this day, for some, those thoughts are with the people of Ft. Hood.

Muslims like Hilda Jarvis don't understand why anyone would think of targeting her faith because of one rogue gunman.

Shayasta Mufti says, "But yes, there are bearded men and there are covered woman who try to follow Islam in a much better fashion than myself, and I do fear for them. That one foolish act can lead to so many more."

Entering the mosque you take off your shoes to show respect. But those at the mosque say like the many types of shoes, there are many types of Muslims. Mufti says, "The unfortunate thing is there are a lot of Muslim people who are committing un-Islamic acts and they are doing it in the name of Islam. It's important to differentiate the fact that these people are Muslim, but what they are doing is not Islamic."


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  • by FS Location: greenville on May 4, 2010 at 03:37 PM
    why can't we all just live together in peace and not judge people by their race or color but by their character? the majority of you guys that hate islam and want to kill all the muslims and stuff,maybe you should learn some ACTUAL facts to back up what you're saying!!!!
  • by concerned citizen Location: washington on Nov 10, 2009 at 05:34 AM
    he God of Christianity and the god of Islam ARE NOT THE SAME. The quran is not an extension of the Bible, the Bible says do not add to or takes away from MY (God's) word. I know there are plenty of people that call themselves christian in prison and that do bad things, but to be a true christian, you would try very hard not to do bad things. we cant be perfect like Jesus, but we are suppose to strive to be as close to Him as we can. and remember, all muslims are not terrorist, but all the terrorist hve been muslim!!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 10, 2009 at 05:27 AM
    Yea, GBHB, we know you don't want to get involved so here is how it ends. 911 had muslim terrorists kill over 3000 people. Not one, but many. This guy just killed 13 with the intent of killing all in sight. He is a terrorist and communicated with Al Quaeda more than 10 times. He also did some speeches that came out on ABC, where he wanted to "kill" the infidels. Now, I am searching for the "recent" killing where a bunch of Christians did a mass killing on US soil in the name of religion, against muslims. I haven't found any. Wars don't count. You cannot deny that this was a terrorist attack.
  • by Otis Location: Chocowinity,NC on Nov 9, 2009 at 08:12 PM
    Why do the Muslim Girls where hoods to hide their looks? or face? -- If I made my wife where a hood or hide her face to go to the store or outside. She would kick my rear , and I would be going to the store with a black eye. I could hear her now you can Muslim this?
  • by GBHB on Nov 9, 2009 at 04:03 PM
    actually concerned citizen the God of Christianity and the God of Islam are the same. It is the prophets that are different. I really do not feel like getting too involved in this conversation because I know how it will end, but I will tell you people that the Quran is an extenstion of the bible. The Bible says plenty of bad things(which you ignore) and commands for people to do plenty of bad things (which you ignore.) One Muslims does something like this and you people automatically assume every Muslims is "evil", but let a Christian walk into a church and fire a few rounds into a preacher and you quickly respond with the explanation that this person is not really a "Christian." Our jails are filled with Christians. Hypocrisy at its' finest.
  • by concerned citizen Location: washington on Nov 9, 2009 at 12:25 PM
    The god of islam is NOT the God of Christianity.. Allah is not God(Jesus).. freedom of religion is ok. but when it get extreme it is not ok... i wonder why people say Islam is so peaceful but all the terrorist so far have been Muslim.......
  • by mandy on Nov 9, 2009 at 10:30 AM
    you know,it makes me so mad that we US, AMERICANS are allowing this hate religion, (a religion who hates AMERICANS) to practice in this country. When are we going to learn. THEY WANT US DEAD!! We don't seem to get it. Our President does not get it, maybe eventually we will. We cannot be friends with people of practice this, they are not are friends.
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Nov 8, 2009 at 12:07 PM
    True that, Obama Snake Oil Co. That's why it always happens. I also hear now that it's under scrutiny as to why he was walking around base in traditional garb at times rather than fatigues or scrubs... including that day, and that it wasnt being regulated as closely since it was a medical rather than infantry type locale. Hmm Someone dropped the ball. I guess they felt it was tolerance. Before anyone starts crying about it being ok for him to wear what he wants um, NO. Its the military, not your mama's BBQ on a Sunday afternoon. There were significant and visible clues of a big problem coming. There's no denying that now. (Read up on his routine and conversations with that store clerk, if anyone doubts me.)
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 8, 2009 at 04:21 AM
    Terriorist! A delaying tactic of the left is to say it is investigating what happened. I guess they should have done that in 911. Pretty obvious to the rest of us, he was bent on killing as many servicemen as he could. I have heard the spin on all the news networks, as usual, Fox had the details, the rest had the spin the president needs. Facts, he smuggled two pistols on base, went to where he could do the most damage, opened up and killed 14 and wounded over 40. You gettin me liberal guy? He is a terrorist and announced his loyalty before he started. All on Obamas watch. Terrorist love the new "gentler" America, we are easier targets.
  • by Polecat Location: Here on Nov 8, 2009 at 04:16 AM
    Hilda needs to wear that face veil if she's so worried about looking bad. I'm not sure but I think it would help.
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