Thousands of Muslims Gather in Prayer at Angel Stadium

Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2012

As the sun burned in the soft blue sky, thousands of Muslims poured into Angel Stadium early Friday and filled the morning with the sounds of prayer as they celebrated Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, the most important holiday of the Islamic calendar.

“Eid Mubarak,” men and women said in greeting, wishing blessings for the day. Youngsters skipped school, elders from across Southern California glowed with the spirit of the season—in culmination of the annual pilgrimage, called Hajj, a tribute to Prophet Abraham’s life and legacy.

More than 20,000 Muslims gathered at the baseball stadium in a historic event organized by leaders of three mosques—the Islamic Center of Irvine, the Islamic Institute of Orange County in Anaheim and the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove. {snip}

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Rather than sit in the stands or the bleachers, worshippers walked on the stadium grass, fanning across the baseball diamond.

“The excitement of being in a place that’s generally not accessible to most of us is amazing,” Syed added. “Here, you’re able to see the entire crowd, unlike at a mosque. It lifts up the spirit.”

The words “Eid Ul-Adha” glowed in neon under the Toyota and Metro PCS logos on the Jumbotron screen. It rotated with other Arabic terms, ads touting Quran and Saturday school, and a flashing “Vote on 11/6.” Melodic chants rang in the air.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RORAJVG7LJJZECDJIILHJBE7U So CAL Snowman

    20,000 Muslims at “Angel” stadium; I’m surprised they weren’t protesting for a name change of the venue, what a country!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/D7BX764AFX7YRN57CDP7IRUMNE Darryl

      Holy crap! I literally live 5 minutes from Angel Stadium! I didn’t know about this. Wow. I’m glad I’m moving in a week! What a hole!!!

  • bluffcreek1967

    Oh, isn’t this just peachy?! Many folks would look at all those Muslims and think it was a wonderful display of America’s open arms toward immigrants and the beauty of ‘diversity.’ I see it as just another proof of our national decline.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RORAJVG7LJJZECDJIILHJBE7U So CAL Snowman

       Those certainly are NOT “Angels in the Outfield”

    • JackKrak

      Oh, come on – stadiums in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and elsewhere are used for mass gatherings of Christians all the time!

      Er, wait a minute……

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    Isn’t this the “holiday” that they celebrate with public slaughter of sheep and goats by throat-slitting?

    Good place to drop a nuke, says I.
     

    • blight14

       Indeed, I call this a sadly missed opportunity………..MOAB!

  • Golden Rule Macongo Jed

    Are you convinced yet?  Our Fed. Govt. has given our country away to a hostile, dangers, and violent ethnic group.  We aren’t supposed to survive the election of a new people by our elites.

    We will all be Muslims just to survive.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RORAJVG7LJJZECDJIILHJBE7U So CAL Snowman

       Muslims that speak Spanish!

      • http://twitter.com/LavMenace Crystal Lee Evans

        There are a significant number of Hispanic Muslim converts.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RORAJVG7LJJZECDJIILHJBE7U So CAL Snowman

    If these Muslims EVER get violent around me or my family I will personally invite them to “Meet their Mecca”

  • IKantunderstand

    Well, the women are able to see the whole crowd. What’s with the football goal posts?  “People want to have this every year now”. Oh, I’ll bet they do! If it were up to the Moslems they would cheerfully take over every stadium/sports venue in the country for religious services (sticking your ass in the air connotes religious observance, what exactly are they hoping for?) I’ve my ideas. They are looking to increase the numbers of attendees, and by Mo, they will do it. Because we are letting them. Holy crap you guys, we are being overtaken by EVERYBODY!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GGZU3NWEUCQ5IP3JFLF4ZDGWLM Marty

    50 bucks says the media is manipulating the numbers much like they did with the “Million” Man March.

  • http://twitter.com/LavMenace Crystal Lee Evans

    As far as Muslims are concerned in the US, they only comprise about 1% of the population. Unlike Europe, the majority of American Muslims who have immigrated from other countries are professionals who have earned degrees in the United States. Also, there are many American Muslim converts. Many of them are white women. I do not understand why women would convert to such as misogynistic religion.

    • IstvanIN

       They are not all professionals and why in heavens name do I want to be ruled by Muslims professionals?

      • rightrightright

        You wouldn’t be.   You’d be ruled by Mullahs.  

        • vladdy1

          But they’ll deny it and say their words really come from allah. (Want to hear something discusting? I read that islamic literature says that Jesus’s first words in the manger were “I am a slave of allah.” Oh, yeah, they respect Jesus, all right. 

    • Whirlwinder

      The Muslim men go for young teenage girls to become their wives. The girls are ignorant of Islam and therefore ‘fall’ for the dark swarthy guys. We had  an honor killing here in the Dallas area of Amina and Sarah Said who had dishonored the family by dating some of their high school boys. Mr. Said, who worked at 7-11 met his 15 year old soon to be white wife and wooed her by telling her of his great fortune back home.  She fell for it and has now paid the greater price for her ignorance.  Father Said shot and killed both of his daughters in cold blood. His son and wife assisted in luring the girls back home so he could carry out the dasterdly deed. What a culture.

    • KenelmDigby

      According to the UK Government ‘they only comprised 1%’ of the UK population 30 years ago.
         – Strange how they are predicted to be a dominant ethnic grouping by mid century.

      • SKIP

        Look up these stats, I did. The ENGLISH parliament is comprised of at least 30% of Pakistani BORN muslims! That was a couple of years ago and more have been elected since. Maybe that is why some Americans felt it was time for us to elect a black MUSLIM president.

    • Persephone Grey

      It’s an extreme reaction against the sexualization and materiality of Western modernity. Islam offers a powerful sense of community, a spiritual focus, a sense of dignity and traditional gender roles. On its face it can be very appealing to women who are longing for tradition and structure and a sense of belonging. I was a Muslim for a couple of years, about ten years ago. I fully embraced it, wore hijab and followed the traditional role for Muslim women. I found it very spiritually fulfilling. I loved the prayers, the sisterhood (something I’ve never experienced in Western society), and the inner peace I experienced. I hated the obsession with dictating every move you make from the moment you wake up, the ridiculous insistence on doing every single thing exactly “how the Prophet did it”, the extreme segregation of male and female in all things, the foreignness of the community (mostly Pakistanis), the anti-intellectualism in my particular area, and the way two of my dear friends, both young white woman converts who became involved with Pakistani men, were terrorized by them and beaten so badly they nearly died.

      Ultimately, the negative outweighed the positive. Theoretically, if one could find an all-white Muslim community or if white Americans were to develop their own form of Islam, I could see it being quite wonderful. Almost all the negative aspects of the religion originate in the backwards non-white cultures that comprise the majority of Muslims.

      I still miss the sense of community and the feeling of doing the prayers.

      • shmo123

         I’m sorry you had to encounter what you did during your brief sojourn with Islam, but I’m not surprised. Actually I feel more sorry for  your friends who were beaten.  It sounds as if  your experience with Islam was more of an infatuation to its sense of community, rather than an adherence to its tenants. A sense of community can and is frequently drawn amongst Christian believers, and it offers salvation–not a blind allegiance to a system that not only  does not delineate between the religious and secular, but combines them to the extent that they are almost inseparable. Could it be that’s why apostasy is such an egregious fault in Islam? Aside from their pillars of faith and strange customs, what strikes me just how less inspirational Islam appears to be compared to Christianity–the art, music, sculpture, architecture, not to mention the philosophical undercurrents that have created political systems (like ours) have absolutely no parallel in Islam whatsoever. In large part that is why so many Muslim countries remain mired in poverty, backwardness and misery.  In any case, I’m glad you made it out.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bardon-Kaldian/100003542251801 Bardon Kaldian

        NO ! I have Muslim friends, even relatives -who are, by the way, white (blond, blue eyes etc.), but, when it comes to the pinch- they are profoundly “other”.

        This is a religious culture of spiritual uniformity, numbness & anti-individualism. I can respect, even love some of them on personal level, but- NO !

    • vladdy1

      I would think more are black women, and that they do it to emphasize their rejection of and hatredn for white, traditional America. But I agree completely with you.

      Seems the problem with separating muslims from sharia is that they are not permitted to disbelieve in sharia and to not practice taquiyyah Besides that, they must believe in the koran which staets that you must admire mo as the finest example of a human being who ever lived. How do they explain the murder, rape, beheadings, torture, and slavery of their Leader?.

      On a separate note, how many think the looting has already begun in the East? (Or if you live there, how many KNOW it has begun?)

  • http://twitter.com/LavMenace Crystal Lee Evans

    They probably are.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SVXVW3GTZ2ES4KXN6WW3WMI4KI Luca

    Thank goodness a radical episcopal terrorist didn’t use this gathering as an exucse to light up Angel Stadium. If all those Muslims had entered Paradise all at once there would have been a shortage of celestial virgins.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MXTYFQZUWU2C7Q6WAHYPNNHCNU David Brims

    In Saudi Arabia the Bible is banned and you can’t build a Christian church or practice Christianity. So shouldn’t the Koran, the building of mosques and the practice of Islam be banned in Western countries. Until Saudi Arabia changes those laws, that’s only fair.

    • IstvanIN

       I say do to them what they do to us.  Same with Mexico, they aren’t too nice to illegals, whereas we give them welfare, legal aid lawyers, citizenship to there children, etc.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MXTYFQZUWU2C7Q6WAHYPNNHCNU David Brims

    Muslims will be nice to our faces but behind our backs, they hate our guts. They even have a word for it ” Taquia ” being two faced, lie to the infidels for the sake of promoting islam.

  • mobilebay

    Would any Christian group be allowed to hold services there? Or are Muslims now the chosen ones?

    • SKIP

      Gonna have to go with option B here.

  • Mar1ne

    Looks like a good place for a military training live fire mishap involving  a B-52.

  • shmo123

    Drop kick me Mohammed through the goal posts of life. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.creech.5 Bruce Creech

    Time for them to go to MECCA!

  • ViktorNN

    Next time someone should charter a cesna to fly over and drop leaflets of cartoons of Muhammed over the crowd. Then kick back and watch them burn the place down.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    ….thousands of Muslims poured into Angel Stadium…The Jumbotron flashed  Vote on 11/6

    More proof of political treachery against traditional White America.

    And, according to Mr. Janet Reno’s Homeland Security report “Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States,” law-abiding Americans holding traditional patriotic values, returning war veterans, pro-lifers, rightwing extremists, those opposed to illegal immigration and “reverent of individual liberty” are to be considered possible domestic terrorists.

    Wonder what Gene Autry would think…

    Bon

  • Bad_Mr_Frosty

    Won’t be long now, everyone ready for Civil War II? We should start a pool. I’m betting the US dollar collapses in 2014 and there’s open warfare on the streets by the next election.

  • KenelmDigby

    Certain European nations have huge muslim populations (ie France, Britain), due to the legacy of colonialism.
     What possible excuse does the USA have?
    I mean they are not like the wetbacks who infest LA – they had to purchase airline tickets and have passports stamped to get there.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Many unwanted  Muslims are brought in under the U.S. refugee program by subversive organizations that receive cash stipends for foisting refugees on White taxpayers in places like Nashville,TN, Ft. Wayne, IN, Boise, ID and Manchester, NH, (top “welcoming” communities).  Refugees are eligible for the same  welfare programs as U.S. citizens making the US a magnet for the 3rd world.  The specious “family reunification” brings in thousands more  uneducated, desperate, destitute Muslims.

       Estimates are that as many as 36,000 Somalis may have entered the US fraudulently under “family reunification.”   The high-fertility Somali population is now over 100,000 in the U.S.

      I cannot think of a more wretched group to import into the U.S.than Somalis.

      Not ONE of these vile creatures belongs on our continent.

      More Fun Facts about the U.S. refugee program:

      * The 0bama administration is fully committed to increasing the refugee quota. 

      *The leading refugee source countries for the U.S. program in recent years are, in order of admission numbers, Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Iran and Somalia. The program has gradually shifted towards the resettlement of refugees from Muslim countries. In the early 90’s the percentage of Muslim refugees was near 0; by 2000 the program was 44% Muslim. The Muslim component decreased after 911, but today is back up to at least 40% and is set to rise from here.

      http://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/refugee-resettlement-fact-sheets/

      This is why there are so many muslims in places where they don’t belong – like U.S. soil.

      Any complaints? You are a heartless bigot and racist!!

      Bon

      • razorrare

        And like the White  Boers of South Africa who are experiencing genocide who are denied to emigrate to U.S. so too are the oppressed,persecuted Christians(those who actually fit the definition of a “oppressed people”) from those countries  like iraq,Burma,Bhutan,Iran,Somalia,etc are denied refugee status to the U.S. and other White European countries…personally i would like to see U.S and other White European countries allow the Boers to emigrate because they are White while i am not fond of the idea of letting in anyone from other countries who are non-White,regardless of their religious status…but yes,its maddening to think we are allowing muslims to poison our Western Culture/Christianity by allowing them refugee status while at the same time denying Christians from those countries sanctuary from oppression,the ones who are truly oppressed.

    • IstvanIN

       There was no need to bring in Muslims because of colonialism.  Most of the Muslim invasion happened after the colonies got their independence.

  • SKIP

    Don’t become complacent, the blacks and muslims are metastisizing into every state, county and city because our own damned government subsidizes them.

  • SKIP

    UNPERSON! there is no seperation of islam and muslims just as there is no such thing as a “moderate” or “peaceful” muslim, they are ALL terrorists in thought, deed or support of said terrorism. They ALL read the same book and there is NO New version such as the bible has now and then, it is still the same old murderous and bloodthirsty book that has been around since the early 6th century and the ideas and conduct is exactly the same still!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/D7BX764AFX7YRN57CDP7IRUMNE Darryl

    Yeah, yesterday I went to the store, and after being surrounded by non-Whites all day, I told my friend, “any day in Southern California, you can make it without getting raped is a good day.”

  • rightrightright

    Muslims have a policy of occupying public spaces, hence massive street prayers in all Western capital cities.  This is Moscow.  http://islamversuseurope.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/muslims-swarm-streets-of-moscow-forcing.html

  • ageofknowledge

    They may be praying that Allah, who doesn’t even exist, will give them the strength to do some horrific act in his fictional name. These people don’t get it. They don’t belong.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

    I grew up and live in Orange County. That picture is disgusting!

  • anarchyst

    The things you see when you don’t have a nuke . . . :)