Skip to comments.Facts are in short supply, Politicians latching onto Islamic center fracas
Posted on 08/22/2010 6:55:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The first thing that must be said about the mosque at ground zero is that it is not just a mosque, and it is not at ground zero. Facts matter, and they seem to be in short supply in this ugly fight.
And why should the construction of a house of worship in America become a full-blown national controversy?
Here we come to the key fallacy driving these fights - the "big lie," to use Hitler's term for a falsehood so preposterous that it goes unchallenged. In this instance, the lie is that Muslims attacked America in the name of Islam.
The U.S. government bears much of the responsibility for propagating this myth in the wake of 9/11. It allowed - indeed, encouraged - the view that a political attack carried out by a tiny group of radical terrorists was, in fact, an attack on America on behalf of all Muslims in the name of Islam. This was the argument disseminated by al-Qaeda itself. Hence, the federal government was in the curious position of promoting al-Qaeda's propaganda.
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As soon as I see that a story is from the Philly Stinky, I turn away.
“House of worship”
Yeah, like the terrorist training camps are just “summer camp.”
here are the facts, dooooooshbags
what is true is that building a mosque no matter what they call it..is a sign of conquest. non muslims are lower than dogs..just attended a party this weekend that included a US daughter converted to islam by her iranian husband. She was so disrespectful to her mom i could not believe my ears.The mother said she was moving our of her own home to get away from them. this is the new improved Islam
Yep. It's a super-mosque and more. And it's one entire block from where WTC7 burned and collapsed on 9/11.
Not the Ground Zero?? I guess Auschwitz area is not sacred either. Just that part with ovens, maybe... Maybe not even that.
Yeah I see he got his AP talking points memo...
Ugly? Ugly for you side, Inquirer. I wouldn't characterize the "fight" as ugly at all. The reason it has to be fought; now, that's ugly.
As for the assertion that "facts matter," so sanctimoniously asserted by this phony organ of the main-stream media, well, I guess some facts matter more than others. I can think of a whole bunch of facts about this President, and this administration, that the public has been told over and over don't matter at all.
Well, Mr. Salsbury. You know what is said about anybody that uses the SPLC as an authority on who the haters are. You must really think we are gullible to not realize that everybody is on to their act.
The degree of separation is also a nice touch. So Geller's associate said something provocative, according to a group who's "facts are often in short supply"? And we're supposed to take you seriously why?
In addition, an entire wing is supposed to study how best to implement (impose) Shari'a Law - this is a subtle way of taking over our judicial system in incremental steps (just ask Louisiana how that's going. This is not a "place of worship" although there will be Mosque-like prayer rooms, etc.
It is a passive-aggressive form of sedition, using the protections we offer as a toe-hold. When does religious freedom stop when practicing that religion calls for the overthrow of the the government and subjugation of all citizens to fall in line with one religion which does not guarantee the other freedoms we enjoy?
Holy cow. This lying dirtbag is forgetting that we lived thru the attack and the aftermath and know that his every word is a BIG LIE.
“Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are not tolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society...then the tolerant will be destroyed and tolerance with them. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.”
It’s actually a part of Ground Zero since a piece of landing gear from one of the planes fell into it.
Nice - thanks!
If one bolt from one of the jets, or one piece of paper from the buildings landed there, it’s Ground Zero.
What kind of idiot would write such a stupid article? Hopefully not a well paid one.
We don't need any more of the AP's "facts". We learned all we need to know about Islam on 9/11.
“Not the Ground Zero?? I guess Auschwitz area is not sacred either. Just that part with ovens, maybe... Maybe not even that.”
I say if Ground Zero and Auschwitz are not sacred then neither is that ugly black rock in Mecca. We need to speak a language they might understand.