JAMAICA, New York (July 21, 2010)- The Islamic Circle of North America is pleased to announce Muslim Family Day 2010, being held at Six Flags locations across the United States in celebration of Eid Al-Fitr.

Commemorated by Muslims around the globe, Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is determined by the lunar calendar and is expected to begin during the second week of August this year. Muslim Family Day 2010 will be held at the following locations:

Over the years, Muslim Family Day has become a staple in the American Muslim community. The event has attracted over 100,000 in the past two years alone. Muslim Family Day was first held in 2000 at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. The tragic events of September 11th, which resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent lives, also affected this event directly. Tariq Amanullah, the chief organizer of Muslim Family Day, worked on the 96th floor of World Trade Center, Tower 2, and was a victim of the attacks. Through its various endeavors, ICNA honors his memory of building bridges between communities. (Click here for more on Tariq)
“We hope the religious season will be spiritually enhancing for Muslims around the world and across the US. We also extend congratulations to our Jewish friends, who will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah the same weekend of Eid Al-Fitr,” said Naeem Baig, Vice President for Public Affairs.

60 Responses

  1. Mike please take the opportunity to come get to know your fellow American and work togethr to build our country. We should be thankful for American Organization like ICNA for doing a family fun event and help our country with more business opportunity and share our values and culture with the rest of Americans.

  2. America is one of the greatest nations, and the reason behind this is that it offers the freedom of religion, Mike. American values are not to spill hatred towards a single group of people, instead we are taught to embrace every culture and religious faith with the utmost respect and we must refrain from maligning a certain group of people which will make life difficult for them. As an AMERICAN who just happens to be Muslim I want to say the love, respect, and patriotism I, and most Muslims have for this country will never perish. May Allah Bless America for it is OUR Home. I would Like to congratulate ICNA for holding such a festive and beautiful event.

  3. I am very disappointed in 6 flags it is a slap in the face of all americans. I regret to say that i will never spend another dollar at six flags again!
    They will have to rely on there american killing patrons for support

  4. You really need to take this some where else. Many of us Americans are now boycotting 6 Flags and will continue for the slap in the face of America since “family”day falls so close to the date of when your fellow Muslims ran planes into the Trade Centers, Pentagon and a field in PA. I will bet in 50 yrs, if you out breed Americans, freedom of religion will be a thing of the past and Shari Law will be instated over our Constitution. Death to infidels will be the chant of the muslim world.

  5. This makes me puke.They will be pushing for Sharia Law just like they are now in the UK.Its just around the corner.Stone women to death,beat women,mutilate women,behead non believers..,yeh thats a frickin peaceful religion.

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  7. ‘Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores in July 2002, and in New York Sept 112001 and have continually threatened to do so since?
    Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day in London , and in downtown Manhattan , and in a field in Pennsylvania ?
    Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they?
    And I’m supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in a brutal insurgency.
    I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11 and 7/7.
    I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan
    I’ll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.
    I’ll care when the cowardly so-called ‘insurgents’ in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques and behind women and children.
    I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of Nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.
    I’ll care when the British media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.
    In the meantime, when I hear a story about a British soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this:
    I don’t care.
    When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take this to the bank:
    I don’t care.
    When I hear that a prisoner – who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and ‘fed special food’ that is paid for by my taxes – is complaining that his holy book is being ‘mishandled,’ you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts:
    I don’t care.
    And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled ‘Koran’ and other times ‘Quran.’ Well, believe me!! you guessed it ……
    I don’t care!!

  8. AR SAID “Mike please take the opportunity to come get to know your fellow American and work togethr to build our country. We should be thankful for American Organization like ICNA for doing a family fun event and help our country with more business opportunity and share our values and culture with the rest of Americans.”

  9. Yes Ahria Law is very peaceful……other than the stoning of women who look at other men, and the brutal surgeries to young women to keep them from enjoying sex. Let’s see…..
    Muslim men send their women and children to blow up the enemy (proof the men who do this are very week), they don’t have to worry about pleasing their wives sexually (that’s not manhood), and they bury a female in the ground up to her breast and stone her to death for adultry or less (horrific and spineless). So I ask….why are these weak, spineless male muslims superior to women and children…..I just don’t get it. And if the Muslim religion is so peaceful, why don’t they clean up their faith by ousting the extremist. And when is Christian Day at Six Flags????

  10. Mike, Debbie & Kathy, do you see the irony of your respective diatribes?
    It appears you have a perspective on this event that might be considered “limited”. This perspective is also employed by single issue fringe groups with a similar interest in transforming their agenda into a Universal Law; Al-Queda, for example.
    Your understanding of the theology you deride falls far short of supporting the opinions you express. You may want to brush up on the three main Abrahamic religions. There’s a chance you might find the objective of each faith is the same with a just a few changes in how to achieve it.
    Oh, and this may be the ultimate irony, this website allows you to post your diatribe even though they may not support your opinion. Seems they understand the value of the 1st Amendment in the Bill of Rights. By the way, that is a fundamental American concept.
    Might I suggest you use the full range of internet resources to evaluate your perspective before posting that perspective. Doing so you will mitigate the chance of causing embarrassment to the rest of the American community…..and to yourselves.

  11. I agree with Kathy, Mike and Debbie! A Muslim Day????? Are you kidding?????
    Let the muslims come out and condemn their fanatics that persecute and torture the “infidels”! I see very little of that. I won’t be anywhere near any of those locations on those “celebratory” days. Hey, what about a Protesant, Catholic or Jewish Celebratory day?

  12. To all those who are crying here about muslim day and want Protesant, Catholic or Jewish day, go ahead and organize one. No one is stopping you from it???

  13. hey, mike no body cares about your **** if you don’t try to under stand. you need to think out of the box once and for all!! if you can’t you should go back to your fore fathers land(BRITAIN) if you can’t , i don’t care GO TO ****!!!
    (* Edited for obscenity by the Website)

  14. I am sorry to hear that you (Kathy, Mike, Debbie, Suzanne) do not like the idea of us Muslims organizing an event. But if you look at the history of America, you will see that this country is based on religious freedom (for the most part). What happened to that? Wasn’t the constitution made so that people of different backgrounds and religions could enjoy the same freedoms? Americans today are not just white Christians. Americans are from all races and backgrounds. It is useless to punish the whole group for one person’s mistakes which i am sure you are aware of. Millions of people in America are going around killing their children and innocent people, yet you refuse to cry out against them. I hope one day you will open your mind to other religions and are more accepting of them. Thank You ICNA for this wonderful event. I will definitely be attending.

  15. Wow! All this hate. I know lots of muslims in America (including my husband) and I have never encountered any of these ridiculous things (female mutilation, subservience, stoning, terrorism). This is America and I think that it is laughable how the behavior of terrorist groups can be generalizable to American mainstream Islam. Muslims have been in America since before Europeans and they kept coming through slavery and migration to this day, yet modern terrorist behavior is attributed to a ‘bad group’ similar to how African, Italian, Japanese, German, Russian, Irish, and Latinos have been treated at some time in our history . Ridiculous! I will be at Muslim Day with my husband and children and I hope patriotic non-muslim ‘Americans’ respect my right to freely do as I please. Hopefully the hatred will stop.

  16. Great!!! I have been enjoying these yearly festivities for the past 7 years. I hope there’s a Muslim day for the next 500 years. Dumb bigots and their idiotic comments can’t stop me from going.

  17. Shame on Six Flags for having a SPECIAL day Each Year for these Sharia Law-Murdering Religionists.. Hopefully JUST ONCE a COASTER SENDS MANY OF THEM TO HELL Where they’re destined….Near 9/11 is an even Bigger Slap in our Country that was founded as a Judeo Christian Nation… The Islam Religion Allows LIES as being Acceptable in their Stupid Ungodly Religion of Hate and Murder. The Muslims talk of U.S. Religious Tollerance yet in their Countries Christians would be Murdered for exercising Christian or any other religion here. These fools are Hypocritical Devils from Hell. Sorry I couldn’t be Harsher but I must exercise a little decorum.

  18. I am disgusted by the remarks made against Muslim Day celebrations at Six Flags. I am a 62 year old Christian woman. I am ashamed of the hatred expressed by people who probably call themselves Christians. It’s appalling. People who feel such hatred in their hearts will answer to God on the Day of Judgement.

  19. Mike- I could just as easily say the following but these are not things I believe in to stoop to your (and feloow tea party/ Fox newsers)level:
    Everything I ever wanted to know about christiantity was taught to me by Hitler
    Everything I ever wanted to know about judaism I learned from Shatilla/ Sabra camps in Lebanon
    Everything I ever wanted to know about Hindus I learned from Kashmir
    Everything I ever wanted to know about white people I learned during the days of segregation
    Everything I ever wanted to know about black people I learned from that the black panthers
    Let’s face……we ALL have a few idiots amongst us- are YOU intelligent enough not to label an entire people because of actions of a few?

  20. It looks like Frank has a closed set of mind with limited knowledge of his own faith and others. One shouldn’t comment on other religions when he has insufficient knowledge.
    Other then that every religion or culture of people have their looney tunes. That doesnt mean we take the whole religion to be bad.

  21. This is specially for people who showed their hatred
    1) You definetly are educated and you must make note that ISLAM and MUSLIM are two different words that have different meanings. ISLAM is reamined uncahnged since 1400yrs and will remain same until the day of judgement. Do not show your hatredness without reading or knowing the meaning of ISLAM.
    Coming back to MUSLIM. This is tied to individual human being and I agree they are some good and bad. MUSLIM individual being bad doesnt mean that ISLAM is bad.
    Murdering Religionists, 9/11 – and many comments.
    Lets answer simple question here.
    1) Which is the country that has advanced technology to kill humans in war? Well we all know the answer. Then do you point fingures at govt or their religion?
    2) Which is the country that used the most bombs since human origin in temrs of weight or disaster like atom bombs? Then do you point fingures at govt or their religion?
    3) Which is the country that spends most money in annual budget to develop and maintain human killing technoogy?
    4) Which is the country that makes most money by selling human killing technoogy?

  22. Salaam,
    We should not be surprised that Shaitan and his helpers are acting Al-Islam from every angle.
    Just continue to show the truth of Al-Islam, combat the lies and false representation (i.e terrorism) and Allah will do the rest.
    Man Plan and Allah Plan and Allah is the best of Planners.

  23. Thomas Jefferson even recognized Islam centuries before 9/11 happened.
    (Please Note: Mahometan = Muslims –> In the context of this language below back in 1821)
    Please don’t disrespect our founding fathers by acting in this ignorant manner.
    Please Don’t forget about:
    * Timothy Mcveigh (a United States Army Veteran – Oklahoma City building bombing).
    * Andrew Joseph (crashed his plane into the IRS building – http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/us/19crash.html)
    * KKK for lynching and destroying so many innocent lives just because of the skin color of African Americans.
    ** There are countless examples of domestic terrorism outside of Islam and Muslims. IF WE AS ALL-AMERICANS CAN’T COME TOGETHER IN THIS VULNERABLE TIME IN OUR HISTORY, WE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN DEMISE when other countries around the world are progressing past us in several areas.
    “[When] the [Virginia] bill for establishing religious freedom… was finally passed,… a singular proposition proved that its protection of opinion was meant to be universal. Where the preamble declares that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word “Jesus Christ,” so that it should read “a departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion.” The insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend within the mantle of its protection the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo and infidel of every denomination.” –Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821. ME 1:67

  24. The T-bug party has nothing to do with Christianity and Americanism. They are the scion of the Nazis and want to turn America into Hitler’s Germany.

  25. Jazakallahu Khair Sr Maliaka for your excellent explanation. And to the haters out there; shame on you. Do you not forget your ancestry as an American that unless we are Native American we are ALL children of immigrants to this wonderful country. Yes, my faith is Islam, but my ancestors are from scandinavia and the UK. So grow up, be mature and most important show new comers to America that we are a kind nation.

  26. Those who self style to be holier than all are the ones who have something to ide…to do that they cry others, today eg Muslims are all terrorists…to cover up their misdeeds. There is far more and pretty organized terrorism by non-Muslims…just look around…nearly a million people killed in the Rwanda Burundi massacres…and they were all Christians killing Christians!!

  27. Assalaamu Alaikum and Peace be upon all those who follow Righteous guidance…
    I am saddened to read some of these posts, may Allah guide us all and have mercy on us all.
    I wonder where Americans who were born and raised in America, tried Christianity and Catholicism and then accepted Islam as their way of life, suppose to go. May Allah turn the hearts of those who express such hate and blame all for one or a few peoples actions.
    Why is it that Muslims cannot have a day to be happy and celebrate without someone having something negative to say??? and as for Muslims condemning Terrorism, WE DO. ISLAM is a peaceful way of life, if it wasn’t you wouldn’t be here rite now with all the 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, who are your neighbors MUSLIMS…get a grip

  28. Dear Hillbillies
    To all the haters out there defecating from their mouths saying they will boycott Six Flags, my answer to you is this: PLEASE DO SO. At least I won’t have to wait behind anymore white trash, hill billies who think this land is “destined” for them and who dangle this little piece of paper called the CONSTITUTION in front of everyone’s face while being totally oblivious to one word written in it. While your at it, please boycott Disney as well, I’ve seen a lot of those scary Muslims there too.
    Thank you hillbillies, I knew I could depend on you guys.
    The Scary Muslim (Boooooooooo)

  29. Salaam Alaikum,
    I am excited every year for this event. My comment though is for the creators of this website. Right now when we go to share it on our networking websites such as FB the comment is the first thing that shows up, not part of the wonderful article. This is unfortunate because even some of the Muslim comments are not in accordance with how Muslims should be behaving. I can not re-post this link because of this. Please consider deleting comments, or at least not making it the main attraction for when we re-post.
    Jazak Allah Khair and I pray for baraka in this event.

  30. Just so you know, right now muslims are the biggest victims of terrorism. Look at Pakistan, where almost every single day, so many people are killed by these lunatics who call themselves “jihadis” . And who are they doing jihad against?? their ownn muslim brothers and sisters…So do you really think that these faceless enemies have any religion or race or should they even be called human beings?? i think not!!!

  31. It saddens me that Fox News opens it media door to every opportunity which paints a negative image on muslims. Fair & balanced? Would you entertain hosting a guest that wants to critisize jews for celebrating their holiday? Fox News take responsibility for the world you are trying to create. Hatred is ugly.

  32. It is very unfortunate that the likes of Joe Kaufman have been so successful in spreading hate and fear. Sadly, I guess I underestimated my fellow Americans. I would challenge them to actually go out and learn something about Islam and Muslim, outside from what they here on the news or these crazy websites. Be informed before you pass judgement. There is a Catholic Family Day at Six Flags and any other group who can organize can hold, why not Muslims? I am an American born citizen and a Muslim who happens to know what our rights are.

  33. YOU MUSLIMS cant fool me or lull me to sleep with your “we are peaceful people ..mmmmmmmhmmm right. I read and know about the 100 year muslim plan.

  34. no one needs to fool people who are have already been made fools by the media with their false stories. we as muslims will have fun on thre muslim family day and wait to see if it really rains lightning and thunder on that day.

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  36. What cracks me up, is that NO ONE is understanding why the particular date, which is the ‘Eid Al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan.
    There is no agenda to run towards or away from 9/11, despite what the naysayers spew.
    Last year, as Ramadan ended towards the end of September, the ‘Eid and Great Adventure events were at that time.
    Personally, while I enjoy the day out, if Six Flags decided to stop hosting, I wouldn’t lose any sleep, for I could go to an amusement park any other time. And believe me, no question, one of the factors in the Six Flags decision-making is $$$. They KNOW they’re going to get a good chunk of money on that day. If and when attendance greatly wanes, no more Muslim Fun Day.

  37. it doesnt matter what a muslim does or does not do there will always b some miscreant there to complain about us . Glory BE TO THE LORD OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH! all matters go back to HIM for judgement and HE will decide between us who were those who were just and who were those who were unjust .

  38. The think the problem is two-fold. Obviously, those who oppose this event, in deference to their sentiments around 911, that Muslims are sympathetic to as well, are being a bit emotional and unreasonable, in their presumption, that somehow an ‘Eid celebration is making light or fun of the events of 9/11/01. Nothing could be further from the truth. It so happens, the ‘Eid happened to fall within this time period, and much planning goes into these events, and it might not be so easy to accommodate and wishes of everyone, including those who are reacting in a very emotional way.
    On our side, we make the mistake of almost apologizing for being Muslim and practicing this pillar of Islam in the month of Ramadan. For those who are citizens of the United States and obey its laws and respect its sovereignty, there’s nothing to prove, in the way of patriotism. Like it or not, the most profound patriotism is to God. I’m not certainly going to be put before an ideological, kangaroo-tribunal to prove anything. You can guarantee I’m no threat to the security and safety of anyone, here or abroad.
    The 6 Flags ‘Eid events have been going on for a few years. Personally, it’s a refreshing time, after a month of fasting, to be afforded such amenities. However, with this history of family-oriented, halal, spiritually-inclined fun, if the decision was made to decline this privilege, we’ll be all right, for the real celebration is the ‘Eid itself, wherever it’s celebrated. I won’t lose any sleep over that. We’ll be alright. If it rains, fine. I accept these things as Decrees from Allah.
    What the naysayers are also missing, is that – before I do, does anyone here think we’re using the parks for FREE? That would be nice, but it’s going to cost me some money for tickets, transportation, tolls and food. In a sense, I’d like to keep some of that money! This is a business relationship between ICNA/Muslims and 6-Flags. If this annual event hadn’t been successful in the past, with money and time wasted on both ends, we wouldn’t even need to have this discussion.
    Peace to All, the supporters and naysayers, the latter of whom I truly hope can understand the error in their thinking.
    That’s all.


  40. I really think what ICNA is doing is great. Muslims deserve a day just for fun. It’s not fair. Jewish people have the day off when it’s Rosh Hashanah. Christian people get a whole week off for Christmas. Why can’t we get one day off for Eid? When we celebrate during the summer, there is still is contervarsy? This is BS.

  41. Okay, I am a true american and I am completely distraught over the fact that this ‘muslum’ day is being celebrated the day after September 11th. To me that is a big punch in the face to Americans all over the U.S. (muslims not included for many reasons). I don’t think that President Obama has a good head on his shoulders, because what president in past history would allow this to happen if they were here in present time? I know damn well that president Bush would not have allowed it. You muslims, arabs, or what ever you want to call yourselves have all your gas stations 7/11’s and other such stores, and now you want a damn day to yourselves? This is america, not muslimica. If you want your own day why don’t you travel back to where your family originated from. In no way shape or form am I racist, nor will I ever be. I am sure that I am not the only American that feels this way. I can almost garuntee that there are many veterans that are reading about this muslim day and saying to themselves that americans fought for this country and muslims fought against it. This is absolutly rediculous. My damn hands are shaking right now because of this. How can one, who calls him self Americas President, punch every american in the face? Obama needs to be impeached immediately and this muslim day needs to be stopped!

  42. IMAPROUDMUSLIM first off, if your in school then why is your english so bad? if your muslim why are you talking like your from the ghetto? we cant change christmas because it has been that way for YEARS. your stupid muslim day has just been put into affect. take your eid and go some where else with it. no one gives a flying duck about the lunar calender, we use a normal one here in AMERICA.
    Ronnie Zahir, no one wants this day to happen because of the events on 9/11. If you were back living in your country and americans came in and caused a catastrophic situation and then we wanted a day to ourselves in your country how would you feel?

  43. I’m an American of Christian heritage, and sort of half republican even. I was there today at sixflags in Dallas, and I had no idea about ICNA or ‘Muslim Family Day’. I have to admit that I was shocked at first; so thru dark sun glasses, I watched/stared the Muslims down quite a bit. I was pleased to see plenty of moderate Muslims there. I couldn’t help but notice that the men with the long beards have their wives looking thru slits in their head gear with clothing draging the ground, and these men never smiled. The moderate men and women were laughing and having a good time. I seen something from some moderate Muslim girls (won’t tell for fear of retaliation from ‘long beards’) but the display of moderation I witnessed, restored my hope for muslims in America. You guys just have to know, the Sharia Law enforcement won’t ever be legally tolerated here. I’m not trying to start an argument; I’m really just admonishing you to resist such a theocratic mindset in our democracy. (What American friends of mine would site is Islam’s track record in other countries, but we’ll see). If you guys ‘live and let live’, and let Allah do all the punishing/rewarding according to His own un-aided Judgment, we won’t have any problems. And in fairness, this country long ago, at it’s founding, rejected old world Catholicism which had men punishing people for God.

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