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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Brandon pointed me to this one

Ground Zero Mosque: Digging a Hole in the Soul of America
It is not insensitive to put a cultural center of any sort, that has a place of worship, anywhere in our city. This is what makes our country and our city great. As a nation that was founded by men and women who were being persecuted for their particular faith, we should know that the best path to finding freedom is finding freedom for others. We were formed as a pluralistic society and this means we welcome all religions. Islam did not attack the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, sick and twisted men did, who not only hijacked four airplanes but also hijacked a religion. Let us not stereotype the over one billion Muslims around the world because of the evil acts of a few. A decision like this one, to support or not support the construction of this center, defines who we are as a nation. It's at the essence of our values, our freedom of expression, freedom of religion and religious tolerance.
What he said...

I can't believe this is even a debate. Oh, wait, yeah, I forget, there are lots of paranoid yahoos out there.


In related news...

New York's Mayor Suggests To a Reporter That He Visit the Library (to read the Bill of Rights, that is). Birdie of LISNews.org included a great comment on the story in the New York Times City Blog: "As someone who lives and works in lower Manhattan, I’ve noticed that one’s hysteria over Park51 seems to be inversely proportional to one’s proximity to it."


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