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Muslim Family Day at Six Flags on 9/12

07/20/2010

This morning, Glenn ranted a bit about Muslim Day at Six Flags on September 12th, the day after the 9/11 anniversary.  Luckily, the smear merchants/”watchdog” group Media Matters listens and records his every word (and often takes his words out of context, but I digress), so you can hear him first hand.  Well, the half of the conversation that Media Matters is presenting.

A quick run through the Six Flags website shows that Muslim Family Day will occur at Six Flags Over America (Chicago) on 9/12, though there will be one at Six Flags New England (Springfield, MA) on 9/18.  The event calendar for both of those locations directs visitors to MuslimFamilyDay.com for more information.  The site describes the history of the event:

This event was first held at Six Flags Great Adventure, NJ, in September 2000. The event was immediately a huge success. 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.

Previous locations have included:

2008: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Washington DC
2007: Dallas
2006: New Jersey
2005: Chicago, New Jersey
2004: Chicago, New Jersey
2001: New Jersey
2000: Houston, New Jersey

As noted on the website, the events are coordinated by the Islamic Circle of North America, a “leading grass roots organization.”  Whether or not ICNA is involved with terrorism is irrelevant for the purposes of this discussion.

Simply put, Muslim Family Day is an annual event occurring at various Six Flags parks across the country.  The problem is not that Six Flags is hosting these events for Muslims (they even hold a “Home School Day” and “Catholic Family Day” at different points).  Rather, it is the fact that they’re holding one of these “Muslim Family Days” on the day after the largest terrorist attack on American soil which is a bit disturbing to say the least.

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