Skip to comments.A rising tide of Nativism washes over U.S. (911 Mosque and Arizona show we're bigots)
Posted on 08/13/2010 5:28:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Anti-Muslim hysteria and animosity toward undocumented immigrants are grim reminders of the Nativist movement that roiled national and state politics for more than 120 years.
Two millenniums ago, an itinerant young Galilean teacher with a fondness for parables told one of his audiences that no sensible person ever would pour new wine into old wineskins. The skins, after all, would burst, and ruin would follow.
It's an apt metaphor for this increasingly frenzied and foolish moment in our history. Rising tides of anti-Muslim hysteria and animosity toward undocumented immigrants, most of whom are Latinos (the bitter new wine), have conjoined and are forcing us toward an eerie recapitulation of the Nativist movements (the dreary old skin) that roiled our nation's national and state politics for more than 120 years. Ever since 9/11, a sensible rejection of Salafism and other variants of politicized Islamic neo-fundamentalism has been given way in many quarters to a generalized antipathy to Islam itself. Step by step, that prejudice is migrating into the political mainstream, a process that has accelerated with the controversy over a proposed Islamic study center a few blocks from ground zero.
This week, for example, Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis at the American Family Assn., wrote that 1st Amendment guarantees of religious freedom do not apply to Muslims and that no more mosques should be constructed anywhere in America. As he told a reporter for a leading political website (talkingpointsmemo.com), every single mosque is a potential terrorist training center or recruitment center for jihad and thus "you cannot claim 1st Amendment protections if your religious organization is engaged in subversive activities."(continued)
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SO then Mexico is more bigoted because if you are caught
as an undocumented (=illegal) person there you are thrown in prison and then deported.
Tim Rutten is a treacherous bigot, and should be run out of town ASAP, tar and feathering being option if time would permit!
yeah, we’re bad because we love our country and don’t want to see it turned into some third world crap hole by people that have no clue what it means to be an American.
Maybe. After all, his brain has.
It doesn’t show we are bigots but illustrates, nay, demonstrates they are invaders.
Otherwise they would be more polite and use index logic, not circular logic.
This writer is a lame brained pin headed idiot....and a waste of human skin
He is a boil on the the body of life and needs to be lanced.
Yeah, on 9/12/2001 we really were having a national discussion on Salafism and Wahabism compared to other theological schools in the Muslim world. < /sarc>
Well, at least he didn't use an apostrophe. I will give him that.
Tim is trying to make a name for himself, little past due don’t ya think tim? We are such a bunch of uncaring, racist bigots so in staying with this tone I would like to add to that fat white old guys with beards.
(Unlike Congress. / s )
Take your First Amendment religious freedom idea to Saudi Tim
But before that, go live in a Mexican border town for awhile since I’m sure your neighborhoods since childhood have been overwhelmingly lily white
Then get back with us and let us know how’s it going.
“He is a boil on the the body of life and needs to be lanced.”
Whenever Tim Rutten speaks, something is subtracted from the sum total of human knowledge.
However, he should have said two MILLENIA, which is the plural of millenium.
It would be really funny to have somebody look up this idiot’s address and post it on Craigslist in Spanish advertising “free and safe housing for undocumented immigrants, just show up.” Let’s see what he thinks then.
Timberly needs to pull her panties out and catch a clue.