Ok, so I have had it up to my eyeballs over the whole Ground Zero Mosque issue.  First of all, let’s get something straight, the Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque will be two NYC blocks from Ground Zero.  I’m not sure on the orientation but that backs the distance somewhere between a half and two miles from the site.  So let’s stop the whole they are building a mosque on ground zero bullshit, not to mention that there is another mosque I believe four blocks from Ground Zero and that Muslims as well as Christians, Jews, Atheists and probably a Zoroastrian or two died on 9/11.  All of the dead from that horrible day have a claim to be memorialized, not just the ones that look like, or worship like the average American and before you criticize this project, do you know if any Muslim fireman or police died that day?

Honestly given the distance involved I’d like to set up a criterion as to who can actually complain about the mosque, if you can’t sprint the distance from Ground Zero to the mosque without needing oxygen afterword or a rest break during the run, you can’t criticize this project.  Good luck Rush, Hannity, I actually think Palin might have a shot, personally I think it would be a hoot to see all the talking radio/TV heads and republican congressmen running this together, I’d bet we could even boost MSNBC’s ratings for that.

The second and most important point of all in this discussion is geography.  I believe that New York City is located in the United States of America.  Which squarely puts this discussion within the laws of the United States of America.  Please tell me, especially all of you freedom loving conservatives, under what law could we possibly deny this project?  What law will be broken by Americans, acting like good little Capitalists, who have legally purchased property, have cleared the project through the NYC Landmark Preservation Committee, and will have a legal building permit to complete this project?

If the reason we want to deny this project is that we don’t like it, or we don’t agree with it, than tough shit.  In America, as I have often heard conservative talking heads say, we operate under capitalistic principles and under the rule of law supported by the Constitution of the United States of America.  So there it is, ok Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh or any of the other talking heads on Fox News, tell me what law these folks have broken, or is it innocent until proven guilty unless you’re a Muslim or a Hispanic living Arizona?

If you’ve been asleep for the last few weeks here’ s alink to an article about the project:

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2010/06/06/a_mosque_at_ground_zero/

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  1. Ron Krumpos says:

    I just read a comment on an atheist website that has the best statement on this controversy I have heard yet.

    Plus, has anyone looked at the Ground Zero site lately? It’s trashed. It’s gross. If this is supposed to be a memorial, a place for people to come to remember, mounds of dirt and scaffolding is not going to do the job. It truly worries me that our politicians and citizens are too busy being worried about a religious group trying to practice hope and love and peace (which IS what Islam teaches), than to memorialize a site they consider oh so sacred.

    See http://lovedilemmas.blogspot.com/2010/08/10th-post-new-york-mosque-balogna.html

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