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Reader comment on item: Is Kenny Gamble Building a Muslim-only Enclave in Philadelphia?
in response to reader comment: do you have any idea how much GOOD is being done?

Submitted by DeBose (United States), Jan 25, 2009 at 13:11

How dare you print such garbage and untruth about Kenny Gamble aka Brother Luqman. I worked for this man in the late 90's at his record company,in fact he and Mr. Huff gave me the first recording budget of nearly 175k that he hadn't given to anyone in over 10 years. That aside when was the last time you've been to South Philly, West, North Philly, Frankford or parts of Germantown?? It's a utter shame of how these urban communities have decayed, the murder it produces and the horrible education that the schools are giving to these neighborhoods. Mr. Gamble should be given a medal by Barak Obama for what he has done and is doing. This man and his team is changing lives by reforming people's way of thinking. First you start with cleaning up the neighboor hood and then you start focusing on a sound and safe education for your children.

You mentioned a enclave, wich is so far from the truth I wonder where you get your facts. Is he muslim? Yes! But he interacts with all walks of life. He respects all religions as long as your doing the will of the one G-O-D!! If you heard him speak at the Million Man March he made it clear for us as a people to unify and I quote "leave your religion at home"! I'm sure he didn't me abandond your beliefs but when where with other people for a common goal your religion is not important! Whats important is that we respect one another to get the job done. Religion can often get people in trouble, it's almost like with kids getting their parents in trouble when they say my daddy is stronger than your daddy or my mommy is prettier than your mommy. In all the time I've communicated with Mr.Gamble via telephone or in person he never once try to convince me to become what he was and believe what he believed.

This man has made it safe for old ladies to walk to the store alone, he brought pride and prosperity back to South Philly. He's employs a large number of people and gave families a new start with a new home. Sounds like the job of the U.S government... huh?? No it's just a man who wants to do what pleases his maker. Go write a article about politicians and government who sell the poor down the river and give them nothing but lip service! By the way that's something you can prove!!

So I'm gonna make it plain...Please just STOP IT!! This is nothing more than mischieve making. From the words of Public Enemy's Chuck "D", "don't tell me that you understand until you hear the man"!!

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