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August 20, 2010

ABC: Islamic Center Leader Says No Moving From Site Near Ground Zero

Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam

ABC News reports that one of the leaders of the proposed Gound Zero mosque says it's "too late to back out now:

"There is too much at stake," said Daisy Khan, who, with her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, is leading the project. "Constitutional rights, the development of the Muslims here, how the world is watching the United States. We tell people America upholds religious freedom. We should not compromise those values.""
Khan goes on to say that "We have to convince people that not all Muslims are extremists," and "We have to educate them on being able to distinguish between us and on the issue of Islamophobia. This is a bigger fight. This is a defining moment for us" (emphasis added)

Might I suggest that she's partially right. This is indeed a defining moment for "us" (America) - not them (Islamists and their apologists). This lady, her radical Islamist-supporting husband, and their supporters have unfortunately turned their mosque issue into a "us" vs. Islam issue (by choosing to build it just two blocks from Ground Zero), which it indeed has become and we need to not forget this fact. Our choice is simple, appease Muslim "sensitivities" and accept a symbol of conquest, occupation, and aggression, or deny the Islamists an opportunity for a victory lap and have them build their damned mosque somewhere else.

And even if the political powers that be and public opinion doesn't stop the GZ mosque - good luck to em' on getting it built.

On the other hand, for an opposing view - Doug Mataconis, whose views I usually agree with - just not this one, says it's basically a all a big misunderstanding - Americans don't know enough about Islam. (One might reasonably say to Doug that thank you very much but we unfortunately already know more than we ever wanted to know about Islam and have seen with our own eyes what Islam's sharia law, suppression of women, suppression and non-tolerance of other religions in Islamic countries, and violance toward non-compliant Muslims and non-Muslims has wrought, and we've come to realize that we want know part of a religion that's not only still stuck in the middle ages, but drastic reform

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Posted by Richard at August 20, 2010 2:59 PM

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