To Build or Not to Build…

Proposed Mosque/Islamic Cultural Center

…that is the question or, in this case, the multi-hundred million dollar question.

By now, you’ve heard about the plans to build a new mosque/Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in New York City. I won’t waste the space here on all the details about the building, the Imam involved in pushing it forward, etc.

What I would like to address is, once again, the use of the racism/bigotry/hate card. It’s the constant fallback for liberals who can’t successfully get more than one brain cell to operate concurrently. It’s also not accurate.

Yes…and I really hate having to clarify this constantly but I’ll do it once again…THERE ARE BIGOTS IN THE WORLD. What a newsflash that is, huh? They exist across all racial boundaries, nationalities, political ideologies, and creeds. It’s a human problem common to every group and type of person who’s ever walked the face of the earth. That being said, the crowd opposing the building of this new mosque is no more deserving of the accusation of bigotry than any other. To do so is, in my opinion, shameful to the memory of surviving family members of those who perished in the 9/11 attack at Ground Zero.

My stance is that, yes, it appears as if it is perfectly legal for the mosque to be built as long as the proper channels are followed and it is approved by the proper authorities. However, that doesn’t make it the morally correct thing to do. In my opinion, those pushing for the mosque to be built, if they’re TOLERANT of the deeply held convictions and sensibilities of those who’ve lost their loved ones, would WILLINGLY forgo their plans to proceed with the project. That would be the RIGHT thing to do. But to many on the left, this isn’t about the right thing to do. It’s about an opportunity to use the trusty bigot card.

Another argument the bigotry pimps have thrown out there is the fact that there is already an existing mosque closer to ground zero than the proposed one would be. I have one thing to say about that…Whoop-de-freakin’-do! I don’t have a problem with one already existing there and nobody I know of is calling for it to be torn down. The problem is building a NEW one and the intent of those wanting it built to be dedicated on 9/11. That’s not to mention the fact that the controversial Imam behind this has made statements about America’s supposed culpability in the 9/11 attacks and other comments supporting known terrorists and terrorist organizations. And another thing about this…If there’s already an existing mosque in that area, reportedly within about 800 feet of the proposed one, why does another one need to be built in the first place? It sounds like the proverbial finger in the eye to me.

According to ABC News, proponents of the mosque say this would be a bridge between Islam and those still recovering from the 9/11 attacks. Just the outcry itself over the plans should pretty much nullify that line of crap reasoning. The public is overwhelmingly against the mosque. The only bridge I see here is one that’s quickly crumbling.