Muslim Family Day at Six Flags Amusement Parks-Truth!
Muslim Family Day at Six Flags Amusement Parks-Truth!Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that says that Muslims will be celebrating a special day at Six Flags amusement parks throughout the U.S. on September 12th. The email also alleges that it would be considered intolerant for the Six Flags to host a day for Christians or Jews.The Truth:
Muslim Family Day at Six Flags amusement parks is annual event that has been going on continuously since 2004, according to the organizers, The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). Their website said that over 57,000 attended the 2009 event at eight different parks throughout the U.S. Four of the Six Flags parks have slated the 2010 Muslim Family Day event on either September 10th or 12th, the day before or after the anniversary of the September 11th attack. The weekend coincides with the end of the Islamic period of prayer and fasting known as Ramadan. Three parks scheduled this event for the following weekend, September 18th and one park set aside a day on the following month, October 2.
The event was first held in September 2000 at the Six Flags Great Adventure park in New Jersey and was a huge success, according to the information posted on the ICNA websiteIt also said, "The tragic events of 9/11 that resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent lives, also affected this event directly. The chief organizer, Tariq Amanullah, who worked on the 96th floor of WTC, Tower 2, passed away. The team was unable to come together again till year 2004, when the event came back bigger than ever before."
Six Flags offers their facilities for religious organizations and their national website says that they will "work with you to create the perfect program of events and activities. For example, we can organize your day around one of our amazing Gospel or Contemporary Christian concerts."updated 08/02/10.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Muslim Day at Six Flags 09/11 weekend
Muslim Day at Six Flags!? Wow!
By Fred DeRuvo July 24, 2010
Hey Kids, did you know that the folks at Six Flags are pulling out all the stops to create a Muslim Day at their parks? Wow!
That’s right, tell Mom and Dad that you want to head over to the nearest Six Flags Amusement Park to enjoy Muslim Day and guess what? It’s going to happen this year on 9/12 – wow, missed 9/11 by THAT much!
My first question is WHY would ANY amusement park feel the need to have special days that celebrate any particular religion? Moreover, though I see a Catholic Family day, I do not see anything labeled “Christian Day” or “Jewish Day”. (That would probably be intolerant).
At any rate, if you missed it, the date of this year’s Muslim Day is only one day AFTER the anniversary of the original 9/11 in which Muslim terrorists flew planes into the WTC buildings. Over 3,000 people were killed (‘SACRIFICED’) by violent members of the Islamic faith. While it is not ON 9/11, it is being advertised as ‘the weekend of 9/11’.
So a country that was founded on Biblical principles (not Qur’anic principles) now has companies pointedly offering special days for those within the Islamic faith who apparently need to be recognized for all that they gave to this country during its founding years and through to today.
There is something drastically wrong with the way this world is going, and we all know where it’s heading. Well, if you read and understand Scripture in its plain and normal (literal) sense, anyway.
The tragedy is that too many are doing their level best to placate individuals who hate this country. The Muslims who are NOT violent (like their jihadist counterparts) are not a threat to this country, but they are also not a DETERRENT to the more violent members of Islam. They simply either get out of the way, or remain in the shadows. The violent members of Islam are also not taken in by the attempts of companies like Six Flags to be placated.
If it isn’t a demand for a mosque at Ground Zero, or now Muslim Day at Six Flags on the weekend of 9/11 anniversary, Muslims continue to push their agenda on the American people. They are not only pushing their agenda, but people and companies are bending over backwards in order to “respect” the Islamic faith. This means that employees of Six Flags are required to wear long pants instead of shorts, regardless of the temperature. Bare legs may be offensive to Muslims. I wonder if they shower in the dark.
For violent Islamic jihadists, there is no such thing as being placated. Will people ever learn? Will companies ever understand?
Not until it is way too late.