Meridian Star


June 23, 2013

Your Views: Letters to the Editor June 23, 2013



Has Obama's religious views changed?


    I checked our president's biography on Google and it stated that President Barack Hussain Obama was a Christian; however, in an interview with Nicholas Kristof, published in the New York Times on Feb. 27, 2007, Obama recited the Muslim call to prayer, the Adhan", with a first class Arabic accent"

    The opening lines of the Adhan are:

    "Allah is supreme! Allah is supreme!

    Allah is supreme! Allah is supreme!!

    I witness that there is no god but Allah

    I witness that there is no god but Allah

    I witness that Mohammed is his prophet ..."

    According to Islamic scholars, reciting the Shada, the Muslim declaration of faith, makes one a Muslim. This simple yet profound statement expresses a Muslim's complete acceptance of, and total commitment to, the message of Islam.

    This in essence, could explain why our Christian God, Jehovah, and Jesus Christ were left out of the Democratic conference in Charlotte, N.C., as well as his reluctance to refer to what happened in Boston as an "Islamic terrorist act."

    This could also explain why President Barack Hussain Obama as Commander in Chief of our Military has not declared the atrocity which happened at Fort Hood, Texas a "terrorist action" nor has he done anything to see that the filthy, murdering, Muslim Major Nidal Hasan be convicted of murdering 13 American soldiers and wounding 32 others.  

    I understand this major has not been paid over $300,000 of our taxpayers money and still has not been tried or convicted of this dastardly act of mass murder.    


Respectively submitted,

Jim Knowles, Meridian

Let's pull together on parks

    Congratulations to the kids of West Lauderdale, Clarkdale and Highland Park. Thanks to the passage of a $14 million bond by the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors, you will now be able to enjoy one of the best things about living in this great country – the neighborhood sports facility.

    In North Meridian, we have enjoyed having a neighborhood ball field for decades. Twenty years ago, my parents would make the quick, five-minute drive up North Hills Street to watch me play baseball at Phil Harden Park. Today, I get to enjoy that same convenience as I watch my own son play there.

    Now, with the construction of these new facilities, you and your parents will also get to take advantage of the neighborhood ball park. By having easy access to sports, your chances of becoming well-rounded adults will increase. Therefore, no matter what part of the city or county we live in, we will all benefit. Again, congratulations.

    As for the adults of Meridian and Lauderdale County, we must come together. If we want less crime, we must make youth sports facilities accessible to every child in this entire county; from Lost Gap to Toomsuba, Martin to Alamucha, Southside to North Hills Street and everywhere in between.

    We all live and work here together, folks. What’s good for Highland Park is good for Collinsville. What’s good for Whynot is good for North Meridian. Great things are in store for our community as long as we support one another — regardless of zip code.



Michael Van Veckhoven, North Meridian

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