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Mosque protests reach new level of surreal

By Melissa Bell

A Christian church in Phoenix has had to make a presidential-type denial: It is not Muslim.

The building under construction will feature a domed ceiling, and protesters have taken that as a sign the church is not what it says it is. The leaders have hung up a sign saying, "We are building a Christian house of worship," the Atlantic reports. The front of the building also says Luz Del Mundo Iglesia, which is Spanish for Light of the World Church.

"I have nothing against Islamic people," Carlos Montemayor, the pastor of the church, said in a phone interview. But local commentary had been growing, saying that the building was a mosque and an investigation should be launched into the church. He put the sign up to stop the comments. "They should be happy that we are putting something beautiful by the freeway, but they're not," he said.

By Melissa Bell  | November 16, 2010; 12:53 PM ET
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While Muslims are arguing about not important things operation is underway in our world by CIA. Agents of CIA led by Zoran Veljovich are in the heart of our land trying to destroy our right to live!!
Allmighty Allah may put courage in your hearts to destroy this evil!!!

Posted by: alwahhabiyya18 | November 17, 2010 6:18 AM | Report abuse

As an American Muslim whose family has served in our military and whose son has been deployed both to Iraq and Afghanistan to fight on behalf of our country, it saddens me to see my compatriots forget that all Americans have the right of freedom of religion according to the Bill of rights. Over 11,000 Muslims are now serving in the military to guarantee the freedoms guaranteed to all us by our Constitution and the Bill of rights. We must not allow ourselves to be paint 1.5 billion people who are of the Islamic faith with the actions of a few extremists. Islam is part of the great American landscape, and we should and can work together in peace solving the larger problems that face our country. After all, did Pope John Paul say that we all walk a common path?

Posted by: Justice786 | November 18, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

It ain't no church. You can tell from the dome it's a gol' darn nuclear reactor! I know because I'm a graduate of Glenn Beck University.
Those Muslims intend to use this reactor to build WMDs right here on the American "homeland". Are we gonna let um? Hell no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. If it is a mosque, it must have a retractable minaret. Those tricky Muslims!

Posted by: DICKERSON3870 | November 18, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Maybe these people have secretly converted to Islam, why else would they build a Muslim dome on top of the building?

Posted by: masmanz | November 18, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

The ignorance and bigotry running rampant throughout America is not only sad and dangerous, it is leading toward tragedy.

"Maybe these people have secretly converted to Islam, why else would they build a Muslim dome on top of the building?"

Have we all seen the Capitol Building in Washington DC?
It must have been built in anticipation of America becoming an Islamist state. Better to destroy it and rebuild a good American ranch-style building. Right?

Posted by: sensenonsense | November 18, 2010 11:50 PM | Report abuse

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