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Mohammad’s birthday should be holiday: Imam

Jackson Heights Imam Mohd Qayyoom is beginning a campaign to make April 26, the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad, a national holiday.
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A Jackson Heights imam has started a campaign to make April 26, the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad, a national holiday.

Mohd Qayyoom, head of the Muhammadi Community Center, at 37-46 72nd St., said he believes having a national celebration for the prophet’s birthday would enable the growing Muslim population in America to have an annual celebration and would foster a spirit of cooperation with those of other faiths.

“We’ll give the message of peace, we’ll give the message of interfaith harmony,” Qayyoom said.

Since the Islamic calendar is lunar, Muslim holidays are never held at the same time in the Gregorian calendar, which is solar-based. Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, can be held in the summer one year but take place in the winter years later.

When the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday should be celebrated in the Islamic calendar differs depending on the denomination. Sunni Muslims observe the holiday on the 12th of the Islamic month Rabi’ al-awwal, while Shi’ites observe it on the 17th.

But the historical birthday of Mohammad is April 26, 570. Qayyoom said holding a national celebration on that day will allow American Muslims to celebrate at the same time every year.

“We want one day, an annual holiday like Christmas,” he said.

While Qayyoom plans to formally announce his campaign April 22 at the second planned Interfaith Harmony and World Peace event in Jackson Heights, he said he is already starting it. He said he has contacted Jackson Heights’ elected officials and plans to reach out to leaders of other faiths.

“Everywhere I’m talking, they’re welcoming it,” Qayyoom said.

One of Qayyoom’s primary focus has been fighting and speaking out against terrorism. He said if Muslims have a holiday when they can hold parades and games every year and their non-Muslim neighbors can celebrate, it can bring an understanding between the peoples.

“Prophet Muhammad said, ‘I am not the prophet of only Muslims. I am the prophet of all human beings,’” he said.

Qayyoom said he has planned for this campaign to be a long one, but he hopes it will give the Muslim population in America a voice.

“I think it will work,” Qayyoom said. “It will take a little time.”

Reach reporter Rebecca Henely by e-mail at rhenely@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4564.

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qppstudio from France says:
In 2012, the Prophet's Birthday was on February 4 and it will occur 10/11 days earlier every year henceforth. No idea where the date of April 26 came from.
March 4, 2012, 5:08 am
Stephen Guy Polis from Tribeca says:
Make it April 1 and we'll all be happy!
March 4, 2012, 7:21 pm
Abdel from Dearborn says:
Growing population?? 0.5% according to the last poll is not even a population. What a joke muslims are. Islam and its savage phony prophet are a total and utter fraud.
Next please.
March 5, 2012, 4:45 am
RR from Parts Unknown says:
If Obama gets re-elected, I'd say they have a pretty good chance.
March 5, 2012, 5:51 am
Stephen Rohaty from Key Large says:
How about a holiday to honor his Christian slave, the one who poisoned him? It was a test, she said, to see if mohammad really was a prophet. Well, the moon god ali allowed mohammad to eat the poisoned foreleg of a goat anrd did not save him. We should honor HER with a holiday!
March 5, 2012, 7:31 am
Jen06 from Ohio says:
“We’ll give the message of peace, we’ll give the message of interfaith harmony”

Like the burning of Christian churches - with people inside? How about the beheadings of Christians? Maybe the burning of Bibles? Yep, a holiday I'd want to celebrate.
March 5, 2012, 11:11 am
larry from nyc says:
why don't we just hang the muslim flag while we are at it.
how about deporting the immigrated population from the holly land and we can celebrate national ride the land of the enemy day instead.
there is only one God and one Savior/ Messiah.
Of coarse all we have to do is re elect Obama to make sure this happens.
March 5, 2012, 11:31 am
Butch Fiest from The Sticks says:
Why don't we just give the Ft Hood shooter a medal while we're at it?
March 5, 2012, 8:27 pm
Lila from US says:
Seems like the perfect date for "Burn a Koran" Day to me.
March 5, 2012, 8:51 pm
fernando arce from college point says:
this is stealth jihad...america is under attack from radical islamic who do NOT want to live under our constitution but shiria law. DO NOT allow this holiday.
March 5, 2012, 9:12 pm
KPolitis from Joisey says:
According to the traditional sources, Aisha was six or seven years old when she was betrothed to Muhammad and nine when the marriage was consummated.

Most of the sources indicate that she was nine years old at the time, with the single exception of al-Tabari, who records that she was ten.

Muhammad partook in 10 years of polygamy, possessing nine wives.

Muhammad is also criticised for the mass killing of the men of the Banu Qurayza, a Jewish tribe of Medina. The tribe was accused of having engaged in treasonous agreements with the enemies besieging Medina in the Battle of the Trench in 627. Ibn Ishaq writes that Muhammad approved the beheading of some 600-900 individuals who surrendered unconditionally after a siege that lasted several weeks. They were buried in a mass grave in the Medina market place. The women and children were sold into slavery.

Muhammad bought, sold, captured, and owned slaves.
March 5, 2012, 9:28 pm
richard from east village nyc says:
i don't agree with this this.
March 6, 2012, 12:34 am
richard from east village nyc says:
o when xmass is celebrated in the middle east, mecca then i'm ok w/it.
March 6, 2012, 12:35 am
Boetica from Nirvana says:
Sounds like a day for roast pig and a WHOLE lot of alcohol. Drink responsibly.
March 6, 2012, 3:04 am
workingman from USA says:
He said if Muslims have a holiday when they can hold parades and games every year and their non-Muslim neighbors can celebrate, it
BULL SHI! HAVE YOUEVER SEEN ANY OF THESE PEOPLE CELEBRAT ANYTHING
I HAVENT THEY JUST RIOT AND KILL.
STOP , WAIT
I HAVE SEEN THEM CELERABRAT ONCE .IT WAS ON 9/11
SORRY ABOUT THAT
March 6, 2012, 6:54 am
Lil' Abner from USA says:
It's time for a nation cleaning folks. Clean all this sh*t from our sands and send all back to their country they miss so dearly. Fook'em All
March 6, 2012, 7:32 am
Linda A from USA says:
When Mohammad rises from the dead I'll give it some serious thought.
March 6, 2012, 7:35 am
SwampFox from USA says:
Can we have Beer and BBQ?
March 6, 2012, 7:49 am
I hear Taqquiya from USA says:
They can do their celebrating without a national holiday. Muslims are here to take over and this is just one example of their drive to remake our country and our culture into THEIR country and THEIR culture.
March 6, 2012, 10:02 am
Davius from USA says:
We can conjoin it with National Septic Tank Pumping day. The kiddies can play Pin the Plane on the Towers. I don't care what these medieval apes want, regardless of their numbers.
March 6, 2012, 11:41 am
shariasoup from USA says:
Great, maybe we can make Mohammed Pinatas and beat the crap out of them, while BBQ'ing some good baby back ribs - what a joke. They burn down churches, behead christians and burn bibles, that is their message of "interfaith" harmony. Tell you what Mr. Iman, when you start holding Christmas Mass in Medina, look us up - until then, crawl back under your rock.
March 6, 2012, 12:59 pm
Chris from USA says:
Mohammed was not a prophet, go to www.apostatesofislam.com and find out from ex-muslims who he really was.
March 6, 2012, 1:58 pm
Ryan from Indiana says:
I do not agree with this. If anything we need to celebrate peoples birthday that lead this country into greatness. A national holiday is for people who have helped this nation, not tried to destroy it. I feel bad for muslims though, most of them are forced into believing this crap. Radical muslims kill muslims everyday, muslim woman and children are killed just the same as christians, and if they don't want to continue being muslims, they are tried for treason. If anything we should celebrate the day we banish this political practice once and for all.
March 6, 2012, 2:06 pm
Bob A from Cincinnati says:
That would be a good day to burn korans publically. Lets see how wild they get when faced with my .357 magnum. LOL
March 6, 2012, 2:39 pm
Chuck from Chicago says:
I agree but only because April 26th is my birthday and I'd like to have it off every year!
March 6, 2012, 2:59 pm
Caligula from ROME says:
this imbecile says he wants an "annual holiday". But you already have multiple annual holidays. just because Ramadan may move around doesn't mean that it is not an annual holiday. you just want more holidays than the rest of the people. admit it.
March 6, 2012, 3:55 pm
CRACKER #1 from FLORIDA says:
That would call for a celebration at my place.... All the smoked hog you can eat..... with a side of bacon!!!! Afterwards,... the winner of the "who can bow the lowest, to a picture of the Saudi King", will get an autographed copy from His Highness, OBAMA..... and..... his choice of any goat in the pasture..... !! (they always pick the ugliest one)!!!
March 6, 2012, 4:31 pm
Sam from Tennessee says:
Shouldn't the holiday be April 1st (April Fools Day). They could combine their celebration with atheist.
March 6, 2012, 4:38 pm
mike from bronx says:
its called the third jihad.. there silent war. come to the U.S have 7 kids to our 2 an in 20 years there the majority then mass protests riots then we are a muslum country... we are too P.C churches are closeing there are camps tax exempt called islamburg in NY .. they will try to influence everyone change the nation.. ....YOUTUBE THE THIRD JIHAD.... MUST SEE IT ...please pass it on
March 6, 2012, 4:47 pm
chad from TX says:
wow, just when you think it cannot get any worse....Muslims are dogs....their so-called prophet Mohammed is a pediphile pig....No way will this happen, or at least it shouldnt be allowed to happen
March 6, 2012, 4:54 pm
W93 from Colorado says:
Right. What would be the symbol of this holiday?
I say make it a pig and we're good. Don't like it?
Try your holiday in your own phucked up side of the world.
March 6, 2012, 4:59 pm
t-bone from Reno, Nevada says:
"A national celebration for the prophet’s birthday would enable the growing Muslim population in America to have an annual celebration and would foster a spirit of cooperation with those of other faiths".

That's an admittance that today there is no "cooperation" from the Islamists with those of other faiths.

We don't need more multi-culturalisms. Assimilation would be far more productive.
March 6, 2012, 4:59 pm
eraudog from chicago, IL says:
When Christians can celebrate Christmas in Mecca, then I'd be ok with it.

Btw I have a friend thats cousin makes ammo for the government, and they have been dipping the part of the bullet that seats in the casing in bacon grease for the last 10 years LMAO!
March 6, 2012, 5:09 pm
Crusader from Jerusalem says:
Sorry pal, take your act to the UK. They will probably give into this nonsense as they have rolled over for Muslims in the name of diversity and tolerance. We are not interested.
March 6, 2012, 5:09 pm
Shiloh from AMERICA! says:
I think it's interesting he compares the muslim holiday he wants to establish with the Christian holiday Christmas. It's a backhanded insult to our Savior who gave His life that we might live eternally with Him. This imam is putting his "prophet" on the same level as Christ and Islam actually teaches Mohammed is superior to the God of Creation. How long will it be before they want Christmas removed from the calendar completely?

We have our work cut out for us. We need to send this article and our comments to our churches as well as to the Congress and the Senate. Make it known you want this nonsense to stop! If we don't we can't complain when they take over and they will, that's their plan. With Obama as prez they know they are free to do whatever they want.
March 6, 2012, 5:30 pm
DeusVult from Former NYer says:
To HELL with that! The muzzies have thier whole month of "rama-dama-ding-dong" or whatever!
As it stands NOW, there are ONLY 2 US holidays that are specifically named after persons...mlk day..(ok!?!) AND Colunbus Day! (and MANY Idiot leftist/PC morons want to do away with Columbus Day!)
From NOW on, every 26 April, Im having a BAR-B-QUE...HHHMMM Porkchops n Hotdogs and use the koran as kindling!
March 6, 2012, 6:42 pm
Infidel from USA says:
No. Not.Never. Why? www.thereligionofpeace.com
March 6, 2012, 6:48 pm
Zeena from CA says:
What is this thing that Mohammed is everybody's prophet??? The cut throat pedophile IS NOT my prophet!!! Go back to the sands hole where you came from. This is America and not the Middle East, wherever you came from. Get lost!!!
March 6, 2012, 6:51 pm
Dan from Las Vgas says:
It seems obvious to me Mohammed is Satan. These worhipers of Satan preach nothing but hate, brutality anf killing others that are unlike them. I agree we should celebrate Satans birthday as a holiday
March 6, 2012, 6:52 pm
Mike says:
hey drop the ——s in the middle of the ocean
March 6, 2012, 7:12 pm
Oh REALLY from Queens says:
No Way. Support for Satan, and giving it a holiday. No Way.
March 6, 2012, 7:19 pm
Debbies21 from Brooklyn says:
Won't happen. He has nothing to do this with this country.
March 6, 2012, 7:35 pm
Jerry says:
Let's have a national pedophile month, and celebrate his birthday at the beginning of it.
March 6, 2012, 7:51 pm
Kevin from Forest Hills says:
A national holiday to honor the framers of the US Constitution is long overdue.
People who gave us a government that does not endorse any one religion over another. Not someone (the Imam, that is) who wants to use government as a tool to promote his religion. Religion already is provided by private institutions. If it weren't for the freedoms created by the framers, this Imam wouldn't have any rights. Why do you think he is here, instead of in the Middle East?
March 6, 2012, 8:05 pm
Eric from V-Town says:
So, having read through the comments, I'd say there is a unanimous decision of NO, NO and HELL NO!
March 6, 2012, 8:59 pm
Zorro from san Jose Ca says:
Throw this muslim imam pig out of a C135 over Pakistan's sewage plant /like any part of that rat hole/.
Any of his brainwashed followers with an IQ of negative 25 should follow him too, you will get 99 virgin pigs if you survive the jump.
March 6, 2012, 9:19 pm
Mmhh from 94545 says:
Can you say danger....or diametrically opposed to every principle upon which this country wahs founded!
March 6, 2012, 9:31 pm
visitor from USA says:
Yes, and let the feast be BBQ pork served with large portions of alcohol by topless waitresses!
March 6, 2012, 9:36 pm
jeremy from phoenix says:
for once in my life I want to scream "separation of church an state!"
March 6, 2012, 10:08 pm
Butch from Hard Knocks says:
Understanding does not begin with a national holiday.
March 6, 2012, 10:23 pm
Tom from Queens says:
Hey Imam, I piss on your pedophile, child raping, so called profit and your spook allah.
March 6, 2012, 10:33 pm
Porky from Texas says:
What the writer of the article left out was this imam laughing hysterically while he proposed this.
March 6, 2012, 11:17 pm
katylady from Texas says:
What makes any and all who come here think they have a right to change our country -They want a mohammad
celebration ,go ahead and celebrate,just we all don't want it on our calendar -They have their own calendar that thae look at anyway,with all their "Muslim"holidays.It is put out by the Alavi Foundation in N.Y.City -Leave our calendar alone - If
you want to be an American, learn to speak english ,get
a job ,celebrate all holidays -Thats my idea .Don't come
here and try to turn us into Middle East,you don't like
life style here , LEAVE SOONER rather than later-
MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA ! !
March 6, 2012, 11:20 pm
Tracy from San Diego, CA says:
This is America. This is not a country that is about to have some NON-American be allowed to have a National AMERICAN Holiday in honor of his birthday.

This has got to be the most ridiculous idea....EVER.
March 7, 2012, 12:36 am
Mike from Los Angeles, CA says:
We can have celebrations of mosques being bombed with pigs blood. 4/26 would be a great day for all freedom loving americans to go to subway and spend the $ 5 in the name of mohammed to eat a ham and cheese sandwich
March 7, 2012, 1:28 am
Nash from Houston says:
Let that Imam eat a pork chop sandwich and may there be a hog farm on profagg Muhammad's grave.
There is no way in hell there will be a national holiday here in America for a blood thirsty child molestor like Muhammad.
March 7, 2012, 2:39 am
James G. Borden from Hawaii says:
AMERICAN PATRIOTS' MOVEMENT OF AMERICA

Just want America needs for a holiday - a mass murderer, goat screwer, camel piss-drinker and child sex-pervert, phony prophet who started a satanic geo-political ideology to dominate the world for the antichrist.

Just waiting for that Kenyan Born Moslem Piece of Cockroach —— to endorse this insane proposal.
March 7, 2012, 3:15 am
Gregg says:
Ahhhhhhhh only if I can make a picture of Mohamid wearing pink with a beer in his hand for all to hang from the chimney with glee
March 7, 2012, 3:20 am
Rodent from Brooklyn says:
mohd, go FK yourself and your Muslim azzholes
March 7, 2012, 6:17 am
Guess from Maine says:
They want an "anal holiday" to celebrate their "prophylactic Mohammed".
March 7, 2012, 6:21 am
Redneck Punk from Earth says:
Blessed be Mohammed, may pig piss be upon him. Muzzies are stealthily trying to take over, the koran teaches them "Muslims are to fight the People of the Book (Christians and Jews) who do not believe in Mohammed's teaching and are not willing to pay tribute and be humiliated by Muslims"

Koran 9:29
Fight those who do not profess the true faith (Islam) till they pay the jiziya (poll tax) with the hand of humility.

Koran 9:73
Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their Home: an evil fate.
March 7, 2012, 8:35 am
Davey from USA says:
a drinking holiday?
March 7, 2012, 8:36 am
Ava from USA says:
Oh, please give us a break. We fought a war to get away from England. Let them deal with this violent religion.
Sharia Law is violent. If they get this holiday, next we will have to rewrite the constitution to accommodate them. Oh, wait, another 4 years of O and he will rewrite it for them
March 7, 2012, 8:42 am
Venkat from US says:
Chad,
Do not insult dogs. I take serious offense.
Dogs are very loyal, protect you do not demand that you bark and eat dog food
Please find low life like some of our congressman
March 7, 2012, 9:42 am
David from San Jose says:
make it Feb 30 or Oct 31
March 7, 2012, 10:26 am
Tom from LA says:
Prophet Mohammad can kiss our ***SS
March 7, 2012, 10:30 am
tony from none says:
death to all muslims!
March 7, 2012, 11:01 am
Intellibronc from Milky Way Galaxy says:
Creeping sharia coming to a town near you. I'll celebrate this pedophiles birthday as soon as the neanderthals STOP burning churches, allowing other faiths into their countries and begin to assimilate in the U.S.; until then, they will always be in my crosshairs. Bring it on muhamma....
March 7, 2012, 11:04 am
OIF/OEFVETERANS from Across the USA says:
A lot of us kicked thier sheep and young boy humping candy asses in their respective cesspools over there MANY of us will DEFINITELY take the fight to them if they start their bull —— here. Closeted Muslim president or not.
March 7, 2012, 11:06 am
Rod C. from no says:
Only if we can nuke mecca the same day!
March 7, 2012, 11:07 am
Rod C. from no says:
Only if we can nuke mecca the same day
March 7, 2012, 11:08 am
wildbill from Tucson says:
Only after 9/11 is made a holiday should we say HE^L NO!
March 7, 2012, 11:10 am
Mikkel from Anytown, USA says:
If this happens, I will mark the day on my calender and use the "holiday" to burn a koran once a year.
March 7, 2012, 11:27 am
Ray from USA says:
Celebrate Prophet Mohammad with a pig roast!
March 7, 2012, 11:51 am
mohmmadd from onlyone says:
how will they celebrate? by slaughtering little babies while they sleep? maybe by sawing the heads off innocent people while still alive and screaming like mental cases to their imaginary allah akbahhh... these people are not only sick in the head but are the worse kind of mass murderers ever to defile the face of the earth..if god but satan on earth he did it in the form of a muslim...which leads us to obama
March 7, 2012, 11:53 am
Silvio from COOK says:
The Christian Army will liberate the intruders !!!!
March 7, 2012, 12:07 pm
KarenS from Midwest says:
I'm all for being tolerant of other religions, but I'm hard-pressed to embrace the idea of official celebrating a religion (via a formal holiday) which believes itself so superior as to endorse the killing of anyone who dares to stray from the confines of its doctrine:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2043306/Christian-pastor-faces-execution-Iran-refusing-renounce-faith.html
March 7, 2012, 12:31 pm
Cj from Colorado Springs says:
I would sit on a roof with picking off these terrorist muslim slime.
This america - we don't support terrorists like these.
I hope this imam, his mosque and family die of cancer or sideswiped by a semi.

How dare he disrespect the US?

This makes me furious.

Try to have a holiday for muhammad and see how fast every mosque in america turns smoldering embers and every muslim is put on a boat to sink in the Atlantic.

This would be internal civil war
March 7, 2012, 12:31 pm
Gus from WA state says:
No way, if you hate AMERICA as most Muslims do, go to your promise lands like Syria. There they kill and maim their Muslim population. As a matter of fact, show any Muslim country where they don't kill their own? Take the holiday idea, and shove it where the Sun don't shine! Or like CJ sez, hop on a boat and sink in the Atlantic. Here fishes, fishes!
March 7, 2012, 2:58 pm
Cromulent from Detroit says:
Muhammad's B-Day? Sure, why not. Of course, we'll need some new traditions:

1) Deflower a 9-year old girl - does she have to be named Aisha?

2) Murder a poet(Asma bint Marwan)

3) Decapitate the grown men of a local Jewish community(Banu Qurayzah)
March 7, 2012, 3:09 pm
Ahmed from Indina says:
This is the most Idiot thing Americans would allow... All my life I lived in Pakistan. I was a muslim But now beleive in Jesus Christ... Mohammad was a crap bastered women ——er beast and no way he should be allowed to have his birthday on this holy land....
People those who beleive in him are Crazy and don't know the reallity... get out of America you crazy beasts...
March 7, 2012, 5:45 pm
Derrick from Mpls says:
Aisha was actually 22 or early 20's according to other traditons that mention the age of her older sister at the time of her sister's death. The men of Banu Qurayzah assisted the pagans in the Battle of the Trench, thereby breaking their treaty with the muslims. This is why they were executed. Asma bint Marwan was found guilty of gross slanders against the prophet. An overwhelming majority of muslims in America and across the worldd do not observe his birthday in any way. This Imam and those like him are in a very very small minority.
March 7, 2012, 6:09 pm
guest from la says:
Mulsim here..

For those Muslims-bashing. Get a life. Most of you show how ignorant you are. I truly feel sorry for you.

For the Imam in the article.. WTH are you talking about.. Before imposing a holiday to a "non-muslims", make sure its used in other "muslim" countries.

Or better, before asking for birthday celebration of Prophet Mohammad, make sure he celebrated it or at least his family afterwards.
March 7, 2012, 6:32 pm
CrazyHorse from All of USA says:
This Can Not Happen. We Shall give NO DAY.You think Americans Will stand for this you are sadly mistaken.Muslums burn our flag and Kill Christains, You are a Vile race that has no welcome here. Pry my gun and and flag from my dead cold hands. You may succeed but i believe when i say This one man Soldier for Christ will take as many of you with me as i can. I don't turn the other cheek. Make a move and the American Militia will bury you all. Our Government may bow but the true red blooded Americans of this great nation will not stand for your actions on our soil.
March 7, 2012, 6:43 pm
everyday is a holiday says:
National Mohammed Day? hahahahahahahahahahahaha!
There should be a feast to accompany this holiday. Come one come all sure they would be serving Hebrew National Salami with kreplach and tshulent.
March 7, 2012, 6:54 pm
Paul from St. Louis says:
Sure, this holiday will allow me to be off work and have a giant Pig Roast in honor of Muhammed's birthday. I'm all for it.
March 7, 2012, 7:27 pm
Kapoor from Toronto says:
Since Muhammad raped a nine year old at the age of 54, can this be part of the celebration? ie. pedophilia, since the Koran mentions numerous times that Muhammad is an excellent model of conduct.
March 7, 2012, 7:43 pm
lord from san francisco says:
—— Mohammed
March 7, 2012, 7:47 pm
lord from san francisco says:
F--k that is--
March 7, 2012, 7:48 pm
View from Canada from Canada??? says:
Is it not possible NOW for Muslims to have interfaith dialogues and interfaith celebrations on Martin Luther King day with their non-Muslim neighbours? Given the amount of racism in the Islamic world, wouldn't that be more appropriate? Why must Muslims only celebrate on their own terms?
March 7, 2012, 8:30 pm
Guy Macher from Canada says:
How about shipping Muslims back to where they belong on April first? Then all of us could celebrate. They obviously don't like being here.
March 7, 2012, 9:43 pm
Dan from Casper, Wy says:
A good day to celebrate dogs and resole my shoe
March 7, 2012, 9:49 pm
YouSayIRAN WeSayWeWont from Behind You says:
Hey Iman...How bout no
March 7, 2012, 10:01 pm
Bruce from Kansas says:
As soon as we can celebrate Christmas in Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arbia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia you can have your holiday in the US.
March 7, 2012, 10:22 pm
Danita from Manhattan says:
step by step, they are trying to infiltrate our culture.
i don't see any other group with a such a tiny tiny representation in the nation's population trying create a National Holiday pertaining to their religion.
no Buddists, Hindus, Jews or ANYBODY
just these filthy xenophobic religious maniacs
March 8, 2012, 1:13 am
sickened christian from cleveland says:
Why don't we just celebrate ALL violent pedafiles on the same day so as not to add to confusion???? This is a Christian nation, founded on Christian beliefs. The subversive nature of this silent jihad is both sickening and frightening - wake up people, get your heads out of the big screen televisions, off your ipads, cell phones and look around.
March 8, 2012, 7:52 am
tomigv from mo jewredneck says:
Before we condemn this wretched man , we should send him back to the 7th century cr phole that he crawled out of to spread his filthy views.Be kind and send him with a one way ticket back to Krapistan.
March 8, 2012, 9:25 am
Cody from Austin says:
I believe we should all call this moron up and tell him to keep his pedophile false prophet holiday to himself.

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March 8, 2012, 9:38 am
AKM from 100 yards stress relieve center says:
Does that include celebrating his conquest, warmongering, raping, pillaging, murdering, enslaving and looting as well?

The same Mohammed who, according to a group of German scholars, may not even have existed.
March 8, 2012, 11:02 am
madd scientist from Denver says:
Do they celebrate Christmas in the Arab countries? Initially, it is a;l aboput peace. Once they get what they want then ethey will show who they are. Evn Koran says that they have to lie and even cheat to promote their agenda. We have too many holidays. It is time toget rid of some of them. We need more working time.Muhammed was not a prophet. He was apolitical hack whose onlya aim was to stop and arrest the rapid growth of Christianity. So, he went on a crusade (Jihad) and killed 400 jews. Since then, they have been on war path to dominate the world. US MUST RESIST THIS IDEA. In those days, anyone who ran for any public office had to publicly proclaim his committment to Christ. Today, such a person will end up in jail. This is how far we have gone away from worshipping,adoring and glorifying the one and the only true God, Jesus Christ. Yes , persecution of the Church is coming. Muslims will persecute Christians. That day is c0ming. Specially those of us who are lukewarm in our faith and allegiance to Christ, God will spew us.
March 8, 2012, 11:02 am
iwillnotsubmittoislam from us says:
Wow, make a mass murderer, child molesting pedophile slave owner, torturer birthday a national holiday. Well fk, why dont we make Hitler's, stalin's birthday's national holidays as well. They are cut from the same cloth.
March 8, 2012, 11:04 am
madd scientist from Denver says:
Thisi is aChristian country whose constitution was based on bible and 10 commandments. This must be pr3eserved and protected. Muslims can have their rights to worship their God. They do not and they cannot impose their faith on us. We must stand up and fight.We must have a petition drive against this monstrosity whjich will honor the great terrorist Muhammed.
March 8, 2012, 11:05 am
muslim killer from no says:
I was sitting at a stoplight yesterday,minding my own business, waiting on it to turn green.

A carload of bearded, young, loud Muslims
shouting anti-American slogans,
with a half- burned American Flag duct taped on the trunk of their car and a "Remember 9-11" slogan spray painted on the side, stopped next to me.

The light changed, the Muslims praised Allah,
shook their fists, hit the gas & darted off ahead of me.

Suddenly an 18-wheeler came speeding thru the intersection & ran directly over their car,
crushing it completely, killing everyone in the car.

For several minutesI sat in my car thinking to myself,"Man... that could have been me!"
So today; bright and early, I went out and got a job
as a truck driver.
March 8, 2012, 11:07 am
r kidd from nc says:
Only if it is celebrated on feb 31st.
March 8, 2012, 11:30 am
bongo from Bronx says:
We already have "Everybody Draw Mohamed Day". Why can't he use that day to teach tolerance and peace instead of death threats and assaults on cartoonists?
March 8, 2012, 11:39 am
Lauren from USA says:
If his birthday is made into a holiday, we can celebrate by burning qurans, eating pepperoni pizza and listening to music
March 8, 2012, 12:10 pm
MoeLovesHell from Hell Michigan says:
Being Muslim, I will follow dear leader (PBUH) by have sex with nine year old children, continuing my illiteracy, promoting hate, being a nudge in civilized society, making host countries adapt to me and beheading infidels burning the Koran, even though I cannot read.
March 8, 2012, 12:59 pm
joe from DC says:
WOW!!! I am so happy to see so many people are learning the truth about islam and its evil prophet mohammad. He was a mass murdering rapist thief. His death shoulod be celebrated as we should all pray for the death of islam.
March 8, 2012, 1:31 pm
DJM from USA says:
we were attacked by his followers
'nuff said
March 8, 2012, 3:20 pm
BDS1959 from PA-USA says:
Maybe they'll get their Holiday after Obama's birthday is declared a National Holiday!? Heck, why not make EVERY day a Holiday!? It already IS for MANY "Americans." Oh, but then who would the government "steal" $$$ from to give it to the non-workers if no one is working???
March 8, 2012, 3:47 pm
Hagbard Celine from Brooklyn says:
I hereby nominate April 26 as World —— on the Koran day.
March 8, 2012, 4:11 pm
Hagbard Celine from Brooklyn says:
the -- shoud be 5h! , as in defecate.
March 8, 2012, 4:12 pm
Randy from Illinois says:
What's the old saying, "Scr*w you and the camel you rode in on."
March 8, 2012, 5:05 pm
Imam Qayyoom from Queens says:
I Know,
Prophet Muhammad's Peaceful "Islam" Was introduce By Some Islamic Radicals Wrongly And Abusively To The World, That's The Reason For All Unaccepted Comments On This Article. I Hope That The Truth Will Prevail And All Commentators Will Feel Regret and Withdraw Their Posts.
I Would Like To Request All Commentators To Call Me Directly To Discuss With Any Issues Of Real "ISLAM" (Nor The Radical One's) That Confuses You. Please Call Me I Will Appreciate To talk To You, Please Remember, Muhammadi Center Is Only Of Its Kind Ever Established In The USA To Work Against Islamic Radicals Homegrown or Abroad, Who Give Wrong Influence To Other Faiths and Followers By Their Wrong doings. We Strongly Believe In Interfaith, Harmony And Real Peace of Real Islam. Thanks and May God Bless You and America. Faithfully Yours,
Imam Qazi Qayyoom From Muhammadi Center: (718) 496-9377,
saynoterrorism@gmail.com
March 8, 2012, 5:17 pm
Butch from SE Ohio says:
Not now, not ever! Jesus please save us from these devils!
March 8, 2012, 5:25 pm
Guy from Canada says:
Mohamed never said he was prophet to all men! This goatbeard is making stuff up! Does he think he is Mohamed or something?
March 8, 2012, 5:54 pm
Proud Infidel says:
Aw Hell no!! So now they want us to set aside a national holiday to honor some pervert pedophile who screws 9 year olds? This is absolutely pathetic and horrid.
March 8, 2012, 6:46 pm
valhalla from Australia says:
A day of celebration of his -death would be more appropriate-I'm all for that.
March 8, 2012, 7:12 pm
Bobby Lee from Los Angeles says:
Yay! False Prophets Day! We'll have a big feast with pulled pork bar-b-que and baked beans with bacon. Oh, yeah, and beer. Yay!
March 8, 2012, 8:28 pm
Susan from Montreal says:
The holidays they have are already vicious.

They destroy their health for one month by eating only before bedtime and forcing their poor kids to do the same.

After, their open up and torture live animals to celebrate being able to eat normally again.

Therefore, by asking for another holiday, what else are REALLY planning to do?

Then they wonder why we want them to move to a country that will accept them as they are...
March 8, 2012, 10:57 pm
Infidel from USA says:
The Damage Is Done. Islam Did it, Suck it up Dude. You Will Get no Sympathy From The True Americans of this country. I have Heard how Muslims come in, Make Friends, then kill and take over. Its been the same crap since the begining of your religion. Oh and then build a big fat Shrine on the land they killed for. your so called Holy "CRAP" book you worship says if you are not Muslim you die. I don't recall any other religion that says convert or die. You want true religion then read the Bible. You are only Guests here don't ware out your welcome.
March 8, 2012, 11:52 pm
FRANCISCO TORRES from NEW YORK says:
we going mad, simply we are all the chances to thos lunatics conquer and destroy our countries, our values of freedom and free speach, the lives of next generations. The second war was happen just because the same..........live a lunatic get the power..
We must tanks to Muslim Obama...
March 9, 2012, 2 am
FRANCISCO TORRES from NEW YORK says:
We must tanks to Muslim Obama...for shore that if Obama rid the next mandate, they will have this and much more....they will have licence to kill christians,..........................
March 9, 2012, 2:02 am
Syndney from usa says:
choice ,,,go back to the middle east or shot!Or by boat loads woman are even worst they are so stupid ,they take abuse and even kill their daughters , drop them in the ocean!
March 9, 2012, 10:02 am
mike from all says:
No !
March 9, 2012, 10:30 am
Dajjal from America says:
Henceforth let the eighth day of June in every year be consecrated as a national holiday for celebration, with picnics, parades, patriotic speeches and fireworks, of the auspicious day of death of Muhammad so that we may properly supplicate deity for his torment in the grave and eternal torment in the fire to come.

Let us further pray for the immediate, complete and permanent emancipation of the descendants of those his war cult enslaved wheresoever dispersed over the face of the earth.
March 9, 2012, 8:34 pm
Velvet Hammer from United States of America Land of the free says:
Over my dead body!

http://ironicsurrealism.com/2012/03/10/ny-imam-wants-national-holiday-for-godfather-of-islamic-jihad-mohammeds-birthday/
March 10, 2012, 11:07 am
Imam Qayyoom Again from Queens says:
Thanks America To Show Your Respect To Muhammad PBUH, Please Visit This Link To Learn More:

http://www.islamophobiatoday.com/2011/01/13/the-u-s-supreme-court-and-islam/

"Islam With Islamic Terrorists and Islam With Muhammad PBUH Are Not Same"

Islam Was Misused By Some Islamic Radicals, For That, Islam Itself or Prophet Muhammad Are Not Responsible. So Please Do Not Do Blanket Comments Before Judging Properly. May God Bless You With Proper Guidance and Knowledge.
Imam Qayyoom
March 10, 2012, 12:14 pm
Velvet Hammer from USA Land of the Free says:
Imam Qayyoom

That article you link to is a joke. And proves the point of those who speak out against Islam. As long as images of Mo aren't deemed offensive by Muslims they are given an a-ok?? The islamic way --NOT the free speech way. Some moderate you are.

What is your position on anti-Sharia laws in the US?

Signed,
Eyes WIDE Open

http://ironicsurrealism.com
March 10, 2012, 12:44 pm
Imam Qayyoom from Queens says:
We Do Not Need Any Sharia Law Here In The USA. Thanks America That We Are Free To Practice Our Religious Activities Happily And Precisely Without Sharai Law. If The So Called "Sharia Law" Is Proposed By Any Group That Have Indirectly Tied With "Jamah Islamiya" (Founded By Moududi) So We Are Not Agree With Them, Because They Do Not Believe In "The Birthday Celebration Of Prophet Muhammad, PBUH" Also They Do Not Believe "URS E AWLIYA", GIYARWEEN SHAFEEF, SHAB E BARAAT, SHABB E MIRAJ Etc Important Islamic Events That Take People Away Of All Kinds Of Religious Extremism. If Sharia Laws Apply, They ( The Moududi Wahabis) Will Be Prosecuted First By The Law For Fabricating Islam And Killing Sufism From The Peaceful Religion Of Prophet Muhammad. Also They Will Ban The Above Celebrations Therefore, We Are Much Better Without The "Wahabi Style Sharia Law" Here In The USA . The Moududi Was A Misguided Man, Who Was Abandoned By His Sufi Father For His False And Wrongful Ideas In Islam.The Moududi Is The One Who Had Inspired Simple Muslims To The Way Of Extremism, Radicalism And Terrorism By His Sugar Coated Writings. At His Time, He Was Rejected By Authentic Islamic Scholars For His Self Made Harmful and Corrupt Islamic Ideas With The Name of Islam. The Moududi Peoples Use Attractive Islamic Names To Show Themselves The Only Authority Of Islam But They Are Not. Most Of Today's Muslims Are Biased And Affected By Moududi Style False and Extreme Minded Ideology. That's The Reason, The Harmful Terrorism Is Growing Everywhere. And Our Fight Together With Terrorism Will Continue. Imam Qayyoom
March 10, 2012, 2:04 pm
Charlene from San Francisco says:
Iman Qayyoom - Do you have a problem with capitalization? Just how long have you lived in an English-speaking country? Don't care if you try to tell us you're not the same as sharia-seeking Moslems. All of you need to go back to your own countries and take your stupid conflicts with you. The "Prophet Mohammed" (PBUH = "piss be upon him") is a pedophile, a terrorist, a slave holder and probably Satan. I hope you can straighten out your own lives and your ——-eyed moon-goddess-worshiping "religion" - just keep it out of here!
March 10, 2012, 4:39 pm
Velvet Hammer from USA Land of the Free says:
Imam Qayyoom from Queens

The question was: What is your position on anti-sharia laws? Evade much?

"Most Of Today's Muslims Are Biased And Affected By Moududi Style False and Extreme Minded Ideology."

So you admit most muslims are inclined to violence.
Thanks!

"The Peaceful Religion Of Prophet Muhammad"
There is page after page, after page of violence and hate in the Quran. Are you saying that you do not revere what the Quran teaches?

Shame on you! Heh.

-VH
http://ironicsurrealism.com
March 10, 2012, 7:34 pm
noel lsq from boscobel,wisconsin says:
why don't we convert to sharia law also
March 11, 2012, 4:10 pm
stan from new jersey says:
Making Mohammed's birthday to be celebrated is on the same level as celebrating Hitler's birthday
March 12, 2012, 5:17 am
Daniel Prats from White Plains NY says:
The Anglo Americans have become so soft that they will allow the infidel swine of mohammed to enter and take over without a fight ....The only difference is in the US the large legal and illegal Mexican population which carries the banner of Jesus Christ will not allow the mohammedans to do as they wish and the muslims will wish they had never come here because the Mexicans will play by the same rules !

An infectious disease has entered the western world yet the authorities in their political correctness are only offering placebos instead of penicillin and extirpation of the tomorous growth!

Be nice to your gardener,he may be the one saving this country in the future because it is obvious that becoming "advanced" has made the western world weak and stupid!

Spain dealt with this choice in 1492 and decided that the best was to kick them out....they were correct although the liberal bleeding hearts have criticised them for that.
March 19, 2012, 2:31 pm
K.Choudhury from Bangladesh says:
Pls.ignore that crazy imam & deport him to his country of origin.You have to stop those mullas,fantatic immediately,they are the root cause of all the evils things happening in the world,they like to seize our freedom in my country too.
March 27, 2012, 4:13 pm
Shakim from Philadelphia says:
Its both sad and funny to bear witness to the level of ignorance I see here. Arrogance just makes is that much worse. All the evils done in CHRIST name would NEVER make me speak ill of JESUS, just the savages who commit sin in HIS name. I see all the JOKES about PORK, doesn't the bible ( LEVITICUS 11: 7 ) confirm was Muhammad said about the pig NOT being eaten ?
" The pig, because he has a split hoof, and is cloven-footed, but doesn't chew the cud, he is unclean to you "...

I guess y'all just go to church just to hear preaching and y'all never read the BiBLE yourselves. Its clear because otherwise, no words would come out of your mouths. Thao Shall NOT kill is a COMMANDMENT but, how many CHRISTIANS are fighting,killing and stealing everyday in support of things like natural resources ? Anything Prophet muhammad has done in error, he learned from CHRISTIANITY ( smile )
Only a fool with a FILTHY house judges the next man's dirt!
( Dueteronomy 20:10 -14 )
"As YOU approach a town to ATTACK it, first offer its people terms for PEACE.  If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will SERVE YOU. But if they refuse and prepare to fight, YOU must attack the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, KILL every man in the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town.  But you may keep for yourself all the WOMEN, CHILDREN,livestock, and other plunder.  You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you."

I guess if MUHAMMAD is a heathen, he learned from Jesus.
Good day folks ;-)
March 30, 2012, 12:54 pm
Christian from USA says:
Shakim, you started by saying people's post here are ignorant and arrogant and you would NEVER speak ill of Jesus. You then went on to, any errors of Muhammad were the fault of Christianity......kind of an ignorant and arrogant remark. You comment about a fool judging anothers man's dirt as you sit in judgement of those who commented above. Then knowing that countless multitudes have fallen under both religions, you pick Bible quotes to use for your purpose in attacking those who believe differently from you. As I am sure the same could be done with the Koran. You then end by speaking ill of Jesus, calling him heathen and blaming him for any short comings in Muhammad. Would the Islam nation allow and celebrate the life, resurrection and teachings of Jesus Christ our Savior in their homeland?
Sept. 22, 2012, 2:04 am
jody from nc says:
Go back to your own country to celebrate your lord....here in America most of us celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.....that is whom most of our holidays are celebrated.....so if you want to celebrate Mohammed.....go to the middle east where they believe in beheading Christians whom change from Islam to Christian ....do not come to America where our Constitution is based upon GOD not Allah.......go back to your own country if you want your own holiday...Really?
Sept. 22, 2012, 3:46 am
Jeff from Florida says:
Let me assure you of these facts:
1) Daily, the veil of mystery is being lifted on Islam, and what the world is beginning to see and understand is making us all quite ill;
2) Your "prophet" might have made claims about being a prophet for all people, but nothing could be further from the truth;
3) There is no grace, mercy or forgiveness in your religion, only laws and punishments for the breaking thereof. Yours is a brutal and self-serving religion that constructs facades of righteousness behind which to hide;
4) Jesus Christ is God. You don't acknowledge that fact. Jesus Christ was not a prophet. He was, and is, and will always be God. Nothing less. That fact makes your religion false and ultimately, it will be defeated by Jesus upon his return to the earth. My advice, repent and become a Christian.
Sept. 22, 2012, 6:49 am
Steve from San Francisco says:
I think the USA is tired of acceptance. We are tired of how far has country has slid in the past few decades. We need to assimilate as a nation again and get back on track and certainly don't need any more division. America is taking back it's country and core values going forward so no thank you, this is a Christian land and always will be just as our founders wanted it to be.
Sept. 22, 2012, 1:45 pm
Steve from San Francisco says:
Shakim, Please go back to the middle east, we have enough challenges to fix in our country without starting a religious war as well.
Sept. 22, 2012, 1:54 pm
Lola from Oregon says:
Following 9/11 I began reading everything I could find on Islam. It was most disturbing. I believe Islam is a reigion of "hate" and not of peace. Neither do believe, any longer, the 'spin' that Islamist spokespersons present. Obama is a muslim and if he is reelected our nation is in for more of what we don't want. Anyone but Obama !
Sept. 22, 2012, 2:34 pm
jim from Phoenix says:
These Muslims compare Christmas to the birth of their prophet, the can't seem to understand the concept that; Christians BELIEVE JESUS IS THE 'SON OF JEHOVAH' "GOD INCARNATE" THE NAME JESUS IS ABOVE ALL, ALL, ALL NAMES. Now, maybe you Muslims will understand, Jesus is standing next to the Creator of heaven and earth and Mohamed IS NOT. There, Christianity explained.
Sept. 23, 2012, 10:24 am
mind yours from NY says:
Sorry!! Cant do!! We are in America not in the middle east. You gave up any right or priveledge when your race engaged in terrorism. This is not your country. This country belongs to the US citizens who live here. Go back to your country. We dont want you here!! You have no right!!
July 20, 2013, 4:36 am

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