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In supporting mosque near Ground Zero, Barry proves (again) that he’s tone deaf

A picture of tolerance

Yes, I know there haven’t been many posts lately.  I’ve been busy.  And until someone wants to pay me for this blog, then my job security will need to be priority number 1.  No mom, no one has complained.

With all of that being said, can anyone explain to me why we need a mosque near Ground Zero?  I know I’ve asked before, but with the recent acceleration of the issue, I’m asking again.  And no, I’m not questioning whether one can be built there, obviously it can be.  But why should it be built there?  What’s the point?  Is this really the best place to prove that we, as Americans, are tolerant of everyone? 

 And what are the motives of the muslims building the mosque?  Peace and understanding?  B.S.  You could have the same peace and understanding if you built it somewhere else.  And no, your right to practice your religion is not being inhibited in any way by making you build the mosque elsewhere.  Moreover, if your real motivation was truly a thing of butterflies and kittens and pretty rainbows and dew-drops, why give it a name that basically means muslim conquest?  I’m not sure that forcing a mosque down the throat of a majority of New Yorkers, and Americans, that don’t want it speaks of tolerance.

And what does this have to do with our esteemed president, you ask?  Well, on Friday, he said this:

In his speech on Friday, Mr Obama said: ‘Let me be clear: As a citizen and as President I believe that Muslims have the same right to practise their religion as everyone else in this country.

‘That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community centre on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable.’

As one could expect, that went over like a ton of bricks.  If the Republicans win back the House (and possibly Senate) this fall, a thank-you letter should be sent to the president.

House minority leader John Boehner’s response,

‘The fact that someone has the right to do something doesn’t necessarily make it the right thing to do. That is the essence of tolerance, peace and understanding….’

Say what you want about Boehner (I tend to like him), but he’s absolutely right (except that I don’t think they have the “right” to do it).  If the muslims attempting to get this thing built want to show how much they love everybody, then they should share their love elsewhere.  The people don’t want it, period; and with good reason.  Lest we forget that it was muslims who brought the twin-towers down, in the name of their religion.  I don’t care if they were “radicalized.”  They weren’t Christians, or Catholics, or Quakers.

Simply put, there’s no justifiable reason for the mosque to go there.  In fact, the mere fact that the builders want to put it there reveals their own insensitivity.  Of course, I’m not dumb enough to think those building the mosque are doing so with good intentions. 

Question: what would happen if, after a small group of Christian Americans set off a bomb in the middle of Mecca because they wanted to start another Crusade, another group of moderate Christians wanted to build a church near the site of the bombing to send a message of peace and love?  Well, it’s actually a trick question because non-muslims aren’t allowed in Mecca.  That fact notwithstanding, even if the moderate Christians were granted the opportunity to build the church, I would give it about a week before some “radicalized” muslims bombed it into oblivion.  And how would the American left respond?  Likely how many responded to 9/11: it’s our fault and we should work to understand their grievances.  We’re destroying ourselves, and our esteemed president is leading the way. 

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