Skip to comments.New York's [Mayor] Bloomberg: We Are All Muslims
Posted on 08/25/2010 1:51:54 PM PDT by dselig
Editor's Note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World," is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor.
By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN In a commentary on the shrill Republican silence in the face of the "Obama is a Muslim" nonsense, Slates John Dickerson wrote that "with so much traffic on the low road in American politics, you'd imagine a politician or two might take the high road simply to beat the congestion."
Well, New York Citys Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to take the road less traveled. And he observed that there are people of every faithincluding, perhaps, some in this roomwho are hoping that a compromise will end the debate. But it wont, he said.
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Speak for yourself, A-hole.
16 year old boys in Iran:
Mayor Idiot can take away individual civil rights for anything from smoking to their choice in eating transfat. But the miserable SOB suddenly becomes a strict constitutionalist when it comes to a mosque, a mosque that will be run by a man who blamed the US for the attack.
I’m from Chicago, my first instinct is the follow the money. Is the mayor getting any funds from this group?
Now my opposing that mosque and the POS behind it is all OK because I am a Muslim. Thank you mayor imbecile!
So we are all terrorists in the cause for Satan? Don’t think so.
Seriously, though, I think were soon going to see a prohibition on criticising or even speaking about Muslims or Islam. It will be called hate speech and this classification will override our First Amendment protections. This is setting the stage for it.Canada is already there. We're following close behind.
He would have never said that on 9/12.
marry sisters....just one MIL, heck....marry her, too.
Yeah, I bet that they are ready to welcome Mayor Bloomberg to Mecca. Right about the time they build him a synagogue there.
The genius of the New York people never fails to amaze me. What on earth were you thinking when you elcted this clown? If any of you folks in NY are even thinking about moving to MS, please see the movie “Mississippi Burning” and think carefully.
Europe is waking up to discover they have Islamic settlements in their nations that have become "no-go" territories for law enforcment agents and non-muslims.
wonder what islam has on Bloomie
Lord help us!
No wonder America is in so much trouble when you have people like Bloomberg and Obama actually making it into positions of leadership
Speaking of which, what’s become of Scott Ritter, the “burger king”, lately??
Who’s “we”, kimosabe?
Frankly, I'm glad to see leftists like Bloomberg completely drop the mask of 'reasonable centrist' and show who they really are and what they really think. We know the left despises patriotism and the legitimate opposition to the clearly triumphal mega-mosque to be built hard by the site of 9/11, the World Trade Center, is just that - patriotism. It's a gut reaction by most Americans, especially New Yorkers, to this insult camouflaged as 'bridge-building'. Yeah, right.
If the left want to take a stand on this hill, let them do so - and (politically) die there. Few Americans are buying the 'freedom of religion' BS and the meme of 'support the Ground Zero mosque or you hate all Muslims' garbage. We're sick and tired of billionaire leftists like Mayor Bloomberg or some Muslim Imam (or his wife) wagging their finger at us and calling us names when we don't immediately bow to their demands to pretend that the building of a triumphal mosque at that location is somehow a manifestation of 'American values'. I don't think so, Mayor. More like a capitulation to Islamic insults, which you seem to be quite comfortable doing. Your choice - but not mine or that of a majority of Americans opposed to this planned mosque.
This insult will not go unanswered, not with violence, but with continued, determined strident opposition at every level for as long as it takes. Americans will not bow to Islamic smears and demands or long tolerate idiotic politicians with more money than brains toadying to Muslim provocateurs.
Wow! He’s got a set. He’s claiming another religion right before High Holidays? Wow! I’m sure Daniel Pearl would be so proud.
This is a provocateur seeking to have their enemy throw gas upon a fire. A "shrill ... silence" means silence about the issue, which logically means that the GOP, as a group, declines to do more than what Sen. McConnell has already done.
As Thomas Moore said, "qui tacet consentire videtur"; he who is silent seems to consent and in this case the consent is obviously for the majority opinion - you HEINOUS ASSES. Never take advice from your enemies, your friend's advice is bad enough!
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