Skip to comments.The Ground ZOT mosque must be built!!!!
Posted on 08/18/2010 6:30:21 AM PDT by detritus
It is hard to imagine that anything has gone unsaid about the so-called Ground Zero mosque, but an important point seems to be missing.
The mosque should be built precisely because we don't like the idea very much. We don't need constitutional protections to be agreeable, after all.
This point surpasses even all the obvious reasons for allowing the mosque, principally that there's no law against it. Precluding any such law, we let people worship when and where they please. That it hurts some people's feelings is, well, irrelevant in a nation of laws. And, really, don't we want to keep it that way?...
...[T]he more compelling point is that mosque opponents may lose by winning. Radical Muslims have set cities afire because their feelings were hurt. When a Muslim murdered filmmaker Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam, it was because his feelings were hurt. Ditto the Muslims who rioted about cartoons depicting the image of Muhammad and sent frightened doodlers into hiding...
This is why plans for the mosque near Ground Zero should be allowed to proceed, if that's what these Muslims want. We teach tolerance by being tolerant. We can't insist that our freedom of speech allows us to draw cartoons or produce plays that Muslims find offensive and then demand that they be more sensitive to our feelings....
Nobody ever said freedom would be easy. We are challenged every day to reconcile what is allowable and what is acceptable. Compromise, though sometimes maddening, is part of the bargain. We let the Ku Klux Klan march, not because we agree with them but because they have a right to display their hideous ignorance.
Ultimately, when sensitivity becomes a cudgel against lawful expressions of speech or religious belief--or disbelief--we all lose.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Yes, build the mosque and then allow high school graduations to begin with a prayer. Allow elementary aged children to celebrate their birthdays with cupcakes made in the shapes of crosses if they so desire and share those cupcakes with all children.
You signed up to post this drivel? IBTZ
*Radical Muslims have set cities afire because their feelings were hurt.*
I don’t know about anybody else, but it makes me desire to go into attack mode when someone threatens violence to me.
If cities are set afire then the criminals that set the fire should be executed, not placated.
If it's about anyone's "feelings" it's about the sense of contempt and hauteur of Muslim radicals.
Parker spews forth (again).
I should refer to President Obama as a great big n-word precisely because the Left won't like the idea very much. In fact, I must call the president the n-word -- if I value our culture of toleration.
We must destroy the village in order to save it?
One's freedom or rights are not absolute, not when they infringe upon the rights or the freedoms of others.
This is an instance where one group's rights fall outside the bounds of constitutional protection.
In line with Mayor Bloomberg’s “If we don’t build the mosque, the terrorists win”
It isn’t about feelings. It’s about recognizing the fact that this is the routine for Islamic takeover and not being STUPID when it comes to your enemies.
Think Porker will have only her feelings hurt if she tries to go into said Mosque without a burqua?
Great point ClearCase.
Hey, detritus, what do you say?
We allow the mosque to be built and EVERY BIT OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is dropped?
Betcha don’t support that one bit, do you?
“Tolerance” only goes one way, and that way is against conservatives.
We have to set up Catholic churches and synagogues in Mecca in order to show our tolerance.
Same holds true for adjacent hog processing plants. Why people don’t start attacking the Achilles heel of this cult, I just don’t understand.
Kathleen Parker continues to feel compelled to prove to the world she is an idiot.
Thanks for posting but the Constitution says I don’t have to read Parker if I don’t want to.
So does this mean the Moslems must allow a Catholic Cathedral to be built in Mecca precisely because they wouldn't like it very much?
Saul Alinsky says to hold your enemy to his own rules. That's what you want to do to us, Kate. Do you want to do it to the Moslems, too, or do you draw the line there?