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Go-Go Ground Zero Mosque

September 3, 2010

Well, the New York Times has a poll out today and it confirms what we’ve been hearing for a while, which is that most people oppose the proposed mosque/community center/bathhouse/whatever. Even though that’s old news, what is coming out more and more is this idea that objectors acknowledge the right of the mosque to exist at that location, but still don’t want it there.

From the NYT article on the poll:

“My granddaughter and I were having this conversation and she said stopping them from building is going against the freedom of religion guaranteed by our Constitution,” said Marilyn Fisher, 71, who lives in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn. “I absolutely agree with her except in this case. I think everything in this world is not black and white; there is always a gray area and the gray area right now is sensitivity to those affected by 9/11, the survivors of the people lost.”

“I absolutely agree with her except in this case.” Well that pretty much sums it up. People really, actually want to make an exception to the constitution because of sensitivity.

Even if that were a legitimate take, I think we’d have to agree some sensitivities are deal breakers while others are not. This is the latter. Osama Bin Laden is not in charge of this operation. The religion of Islam itself is not a legitimate source of hurt feelings or fear. To feel otherwise is a product of ignorance, or else self-indulgence. In other words, if this mosque is hurting your feelings, you either are unaware of the relationship between the billion or so Muslims on the planet and 9/11 or you are willfully ignoring the facts in favor of hysteria.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. la mama permalink
    September 3, 2010 1:58 pm

    Amen. And I say again, amen.

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