Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In My Neighborhood

Al Tawhid

On Sutter Street between Polk and Van Ness, there is a well-attended mosque that was once a Christian mission. When I first moved into the neighborhood twenty-mumble-something years ago, this sign read "JESUS is the LIGHT of the WORLD!" Now I see dozens of dark, bearded men in kaffiyahs and Arab dress going in and out of there at all hours of the day and night. On Sundays, I see women in burqas with their children in tow going in to worship. I imagine what someone from another part of the country who is perhaps not used to seeing Muslims in everyday life might think.


Tom Hilton said...


Better still, imagine Michelle Malkin seeing this and peeing herself in terror. I imagine that every time I see one of those big bus-side ads for Islam.

Generik said...

Ha! Yeah, I often think of how some of the more rabid Islam-haters would react if they could see the steady stream of men walking around my neighborhood in the early morning, looking like they're straight out of the deserts of Yemen or Kuwait. They probably would pee themselves in horror.