NEW YORK (AP/CBS 2) — A minister, a rabbi and the imam behind an effort to build an Islamic center near the World Trade Center plan to hold an ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer service together on Wednesday.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will be joined at the 1 p.m. service by The Rev. James Alexander Forbes, of The Riverside Church, and Rabbi Burton Visotzky, a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Organizers say the event is intended to “promote tolerance and engagement between faith communities in the greater New York City region.”

The prayer service will be held inside the former clothing store that is to be torn down to make way for the community center.

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  1. DanTe says:

    FACT: Everywhere where there are mu-Slimes, sh-!t happens.

    China — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children and run amok with metal pipes in the streets)

    India — sh-!t happens
    (mu-slimes burned 100s of hindus alive in packed trains and burned villagers alive while they slept)

    Middle East — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    Russia — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill women and children in crowded theaters)

    South East Asia — sh-!t happens
    (mu-slime thugs who kidnap teachers, school children, nurses, priests for ransom, than murder them all)

    Europe — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    USA — 9/11 happened

    Goes to reason, no mu-slimes, no sh-!t.
    All these camel turds understand is violence and lies anyway. I say we oblige them by killing them all and than lie about how sorry we are.

    Islam. It’s a disease. And like any other infestations of boils, pox and pestilence, it should be eradicated. You don’t talk to diseases. You eradicate them like you did polio and small pox.

    And some bleeding heart imbecile here will post that it’s just a few “radical” individuals that are murderous, just like any other society. But than conveniently forgetting about the Fact that it happens worldwide and by a LOT MORE than just a few individuals. And they also continues to blank out of their empty heads the worldwide mu-slime jubilee celebrations as people burned on 9/11!

  2. Daniel says:

    It doesn’t matter Mike. People are going to hear “terrorist celebration and training mosque” no matter what you call it, or what it is, or the fact that it’s not a mosque. This wouldn’t have been nearly as big a deal as it would be before the recession. When your broke and scared, hating on people makes you feel good. If it makes you feel better they’re beating up plenty of gays and brown folks too. If it wasn’t the Muslims it would be someone else…probably would be protests at every taco truck if it wasn’t for 9/11.

  3. Mike says:

    Know you decided to call it an Islamic Center near The World Trade Center?

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