Stuck on Stupid

by Steve on August 20, 2010

Why are the talking heads still debating the mosque issue? Would Germany allow an arian youth center next to Auschwitz? Would we sell the USS Arizona to Japan for scrap. Locating a mosque anywhere close to the site where Islamic extremists attacked our country is an incredibly insensitive bad idea. Scrap it and move on. As screwed up as NYC real estate is it should be simple to choke this plan in bureaucratic red tape never to see the light of day again.

Freedom from religious persecution should not be a blanket approval to do anything in the name of religion.

And now for the punchline: the Imam behind the proposed mosque is on a 15 day trip to the middle east sponsored by our own State Department. Cancel his passport please.

Maybe Lindsey will come out of rehab (or is it go back in?) and give the media something important to wrap their brains around.

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UncleRemus September 19, 2010 at 17:33

Yeah, why is anyone still debating this? The reason? Denying the right to build this religious and cultural center near Ground Zero is racist and bigoted, pure and simple. You’ll once again argue that anyone who calls you a bigot and racist (you are) is playing an easy card, when in fact, it’s simply calling a spade a spade.

If the World Trade Center had been destroyed by right-wing Christian extremists shouting “Glory to God” and “Praise Jesus” just as they hit the towers, you wouldn’t now be denying the construction of a church near Ground Zero. The hateful rhetoric spewed about by clowns like the nutbag “Pastor” in Gainesville, FL is all the same- racism disguised as patriotism. At least you’re showing your true colors to the world, just as thinking people are showing theirs by denying this kind of abject hatred.

Steve September 19, 2010 at 20:09

Being labeled a bigot by Uncle Remus is simply too rich in literary irony to let pass.

While I respect your opinion I believe you made some erroneous assumptions in your rush to get to your racist paint brush.

I would fight any group behind the attacks from locating a center in such close proximity to ground zero. Just because you can do something doesn’t always mean you should.

Now to really blow your socks off, I agree with your take on the Florida “pastor” – he’s a nut job and the media shouldn’t have given him a pulpit. They should have ignored him and let him return to snake wrangling on YouTube.

My point here is the Imam is being incredibly insensitive in his site selection and the media keeps stirring the pot for its own gain.

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