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Islamic art on display at Pleasanton library

Original post made on Oct 6, 2011

The "Legacy of Quran; Message of Peace" exhibit is on display at the Pleasanton Public Library's large meeting room through Oct. 23. It includes works by American artists who trace their ethnicities to Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, China, Europe, Africa and the USA. The exhibit is organized by the nonprofit Islamic Art Exhibit.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 6, 2011, 7:25 AM

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Posted by Zelda
a resident of Danville
on Oct 6, 2011 at 8:30 am

"Legacy of Quran; Message of Peace" Really? Does this not sound like propaganda?
"A is for Allah" by Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens). LOL----and "J" is for ?

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Posted by Sal
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 6, 2011 at 8:49 am


Thanks for sharing your Tea Party bigorty. I guess if art isn't celebrating right-wing Christianity, it must be "propaganda". Did they teach you that on Faux News?

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Posted by GX
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2011 at 10:10 am

I look forward to checking out the display.

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Posted by ItMeansSubmission
a resident of Amador Estates
on Oct 6, 2011 at 10:11 am

Don't be misled.
Islam does not mean "Peace."
It means "Submission."

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Posted by GX
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2011 at 10:43 am

Doesn't Christianity teach understanding and tolerance?

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Posted by Just Sayin'
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Can we get a Jewish, Buddhist, Morman, etc. art display too?

Oh and why is this the "top story" on the weekly?

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm

No doubt inspired by obamas apology tour. His followers think we all are at fault for what happened on 9/11, so we have to bend over backwards to show muslimes that we accept them, even if they want non-believers eliminated.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm

We viewed the Islamic art exhibit.

What a treat...Thank you.

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Posted by NotTheIslamWeKnow
a resident of Avignon
on Oct 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Islam/Muslim does not have a history of peace. Soon after Mohammed founded this religion, and he built up large enough forces, he launched viscous attacks on his neighbors. This continued through the middle ages, leading to violent Muslim conquest that reached across parts of Europe to Spain. One hundred years later, sufficient armies were formed that the Crusades could be launched to drive out this violent bunch. To this year, this religion has persecuted all non-Muslims in their countries, invoking death sentences on people who convert to Christianity or instruct others in how to be saved. The only kind of peace that Islam brings is death. Our taxpayer funds should not be used to fund this kind of propaganda.

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Posted by Pleasanton Resident
a resident of Country Fair
on Oct 7, 2011 at 6:59 am

I'm glad I noticed this announcement...I have to pick up a book I ordered from another library and will make time to view the art...the pieces shown here are beautiful.

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Posted by GX
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2011 at 7:44 am

If you are going to paint all members of an affiliation according to actions of fringe members, then shouldn’t you apply the same treatment to all affiliations? If you did so, Christianity wouldn’t look to saintly.

Also for all the Tea Party members out there, wouldn’t this be the same as calling you all racist because of the words/actions of fringe people that have attached themselves to the movement? How does this make you feel? Not very accurate is it?

Maybe it would be a good idea to keep this in mind as you contemplate the truthfulness of generalities.

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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 7, 2011 at 9:06 am

GX, I agree with you that we should not always generalize, bt I take issue with your Tea Party comparison. Where it breask down is the fact that no one has ever documented a racist action of an actual Tea Party member, it's all been media fabrications that keep getting parroted by leftist sympathisers who can't refute a smaller govt philosophy (especially when we're broke).
On the other hand, we've seen well documented examples of both domestic and international terrorism killing innocents in the name of Islam. Where a well defined and repeated pattern exists, it no longer becomes a generalization, but helps identify the root cause of the problem.

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Posted by GX
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2011 at 9:43 am

Steve – I agree that the Tea Party racist theme is mostly made up. I suspect Tea Party members are no more/no less racist than the general population. BTW those that have had the opportunity to travel the world know that the US is far, far less racist than the vast majority of the world. There is no comparison.

However Steve, we need to acknowledge the facts as they are. Remember when that black congressman was verbally accosted by that lunatic on the steps of Capitol Hill? I don’t bring this up as a proof point that the Tea Party is racist, but more as a point that it is quite dangerous to paint an entire group of people according to actions of fringe people. It is silly to label the Tea Party movement as racist just as it is to label Islam as an inherently violent religion. (If you want to read about violent religious sects, go back and carefully read the Old Testament.)

Now for Islam, I will acknowledge that the general lack of strong condemnation of violent acts by fringe member is troubling. However, this is starting to change.

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