Thursday, September 15, 2005

I get press releases

This is one of the more intriguing things I've seen in a while. It was in my email:

(PISCATAWAY, NJ, 9/13/2005) – On September 16, 2005, the New Jersey theme park, Six Flags Great Adventure, is set to be transformed as 'The Great Muslim Adventure Day', organized by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). This
multi-ethnic event will bring Muslims together in a fun-filled, culturally Islamic environment providing family entertainment for the entire family.

Throughout the day, organizers will be holding special programs for the community. There will be special arrangements for prayer calls throughout the park. Friday is the holy day for Muslims and a special sermon will be delivered at 1pm by the popular and influential Imam Zaid Shakir.

The Muslim community, together with the rest of the nation, will be declaring this day as one of prayer & remembrance. This will be addressed in the Friday sermon together with fundraising for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Halal food vendors will be serving quality ethnic food from 11 AM to 11 PM. A large Islamic goods bazaar will also be setup. There will be special presentations by renowned speakers including Imam Zaid Shakir and others. Live performances will be given by Native Deen, a popular Muslim rap group.

All this is, of course, in addition to the regular thrills Six Flags Great Adventure is known for, including what is claimed to be the largest safari outside Africa. All in all, September 16, 2005, promises to be a joyful day of Muslim community unity, God Willing.

Last year, more than 15,000 Muslims participated in daylong festivities at Six Flags location in Jackson, NJ, making it the largest Muslim gathering in the North East.

WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure Park, Jackson, NJ

WHEN: Friday September 16th 2005, All day

Popular muslim rap group? The mind reels.

Here are audio clips from their website. Oy.

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