Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg Submits, Sanctions 911 Mega Mosque

"I'll give him this hug but I'm banning these as soon as I can get away with it.  I am the über nanny!"
Mayor Bloomberg Submits, Sanctions 911 Mega Mosque

I would not object to the building of a mosque any where else in Manhattan; however over-looking ground zero is the height of bad judgement...unless, of course, the mosque is named and dedicated, in both English and Arabic, in such a manner as to make it clear that it is being built there as an apology for the events on 9/11/01, as a reminder of the terrorism of that day and as an apology for it having been done in the name of Islam . Anything short of that is an insult to those who were murdered by the Islamic terrorists on that fateful day as well as an insult to the families of the victims and the people of the United States.

Unfortunately, I am sure that won't be the case. Anyone want to bet that it won't be looked upon as an apologetic symbol by the Muslims in the Middle East and South Asia? Anyone want to bet that the building of a mosque adjacent to that hallowed ground will make Osama bin Laden smile? Anyone want to bet that instead of reducing the tensions between Christians, Jews and Muslims, that the building of that mosque will exacerbate those tensions? Anyone want to bet that increasing those tensions is exactly the goal of those who wish to build the mosque there?

I'm sure that the purpose of the mosque is neither an apology for what happened on 9/11 nor a statement by the Islamic community that they condemn what happened. The mosque will probably have an English name that is basically bland. It's Arabic name will be something else, of course. Something like the "Mosque of Victory Over the Infidels" or the "Mosque Commemorating the Martyrdom of the Heroic 19" or the "Mosque of the Da'wah." 

And it is clearly a bad idea but a bad idea that is being moved forward on the slickly greased rails of "political correctness." It's not something that is protected by the 1st Amendment for the government and the people of the United States have a vested interest in preserving the sanctity of that location and denial of building permits for that location would not violate the intent of the Founders when they established Freedom of Religion as a tenant of our Constitution. Muslims are free to worship everywhere. But to build an edifice to Islam overlooking the site where, in the name of Islam, over 3,000 innocent men, women and children were murdered is as improper and insulting as it would be if the Japanese opened a gift shop at Pearl Harbor where they sold commemorative "Tora, Tora, Tora" banners or the Germans opened a gift shop next to Auschwitz where they sold lampshades.  The idea is as stupid as the people who support it being built.

Follow the link for a clear picture of just how much of an idiot the mayor of New York is.

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