The GOP’s new McCarthyism against Muslims

What has happened to the leadership of the Republican Party? Are there no longer any statesmen/women in the GOP? Does the party have any leading figures who believe in the Bill of Rights?
The GOP’s leadership has been taken over by a group of shrill demagogues who cozy up to birthers, talk of rescinding the 14th amendment and want to deny peaceful American Muslims the right to practice their religion. In terms of decency and principle, this season may mark the lowest ebb for the Republican Party since the McCarthy era of the 1950s.
There is no divisive issue the party won’t exploit, no wedge it won’t use as it seeks votes and tries to separate the unum into pluribus. If you listen to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), head of the Republican Senate Campaign Committee, gleefully talk about exploiting the emotions surrounding the so-called 9/11 mosque in New York, you can see how low the party’s leadership has sunk.
There is no good reason for a mosque in NYC to concern the vast majority of Americans — especially nine years after the Sept. 11 atrocities. But Cornyn can’t wait to continue the shameful harangues against Islam.
Newt Gingrich — who won’t be out-demagogued by Sarah Palin or anyone else — has gone so far as to compare the Cordoba Initiative to Nazis.
Rick Scott, trying to win the GOP primary for governor of Florida, has an ad attacking President Obama for supporting the Cordoba Initiative’s right to build a mosque two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center. What in the world does that issue have to do with being Florida’s governor?
A few Republicans have called on the leaders of the party to stop the shameful attacks on the Cordoba Initiative. Mark McKinnon, former adviser to George W. Bush, praised Obama and criticized the leaders of his party, pointing out that they are “reinforcing al-Qaida.” But McKinnon is little known and not among the party’s elected leaders:


From the standpoint of political strategy, the most interesting thing about the GOP’s anti-Muslim bigotry is this: It betrays a lack of answers to the nation’s pressing problems. For more that a year, Republicans in the House and the Senate have been predicting big gains in the mid-term elections, as they pointed to Democratic votes they claimed most citizens rejected: stimulus, health care, Wall Street reform.
If those votes are so unpopular and pave the way for GOP success in the mid-terms, why do they feel the need to whip up anti-Muslim hostility?

720 comments Add your comment

You Asked

August 17th, 2010
10:12 am

Even if the Imam wanting to build this site is a scoundrel it does not remove the First Amendment rights of his followers.

To answer the question “is it right” for them to want to build there? Since I cannot divine their intent by mind reading and speculation I will assume they really want to have a place to worship and meet as a community. Until someone provides evidence of nefarious motives they are just talking out of turn.

A Christian response to any perceived affront would be to welcome the center and show support so that any anger or resentment on the part of those building the center would have no place to be expressed and in the long term they it would be a demonstration of Christian love that the world could see. The bonus is that America would have the moral high ground.

A great example of this (for those of you who love to compare this to a Klan rally) is in 1964 when the Black Lincolnville neigborhood in St. Augusta Florida was marched through by the Klan. Instead of returning hate and anger the residents stood on their porches and started singing the Gospel hymn “I love everybody, I Iove everybody, I love everybody in my heart…”

The Klansmen did not find the fight they wanted and walked away embarassed and shamed.

So you tell me WWJD?

Upon Further Review

August 17th, 2010
10:13 am

CT, you keep making vague assertions such as these:

1. “Some 9/11 families object, but some support the Cordoba Initiative.”
2. “Many Jews support the Cordoba Initiative.”

“Some” and “many” … huh, Ms. Tucker?

So HOW MANY 9/11 families and HOW MANY Jews support a mosque near Ground Zero … and what is the source of your unsupported claims?

WAR

August 17th, 2010
10:14 am

ladies and gentlemen again it is time to leave. and remember children: WAR is raw.

Dave

August 17th, 2010
10:14 am

Mischief in Manhattan

We Muslims know the Ground Zero mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation
By Raheel Raza and Tarek Fatah, Citizen Special

“When we try to understand the reasoning behind building a mosque at the epicentre of the worst-ever attack on the U.S., we wonder why its proponents don’t build a monument to those who died in the attack?

New York currently boasts at least 30 mosques so it’s not as if there is pressing need to find space for worshippers. The fact we Muslims know the idea behind the Ground Zero mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation to thumb our noses at the infidel. The proposal has been made in bad faith and in Islamic parlance, such an act is referred to as “Fitna,” meaning “mischief-making” that is clearly forbidden in the Koran.

So what gives Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of the “Cordoba Initiative” and his cohorts the misplaced idea that they will increase tolerance for Muslims by brazenly displaying their own intolerance in this case?

Do they not understand that building a mosque at Ground Zero is equivalent to permitting a Serbian Orthodox church near the killing fields of Srebrenica where 8,000 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered?

There are many questions that we would like to ask. Questions about where the funding is coming from? If this mosque is being funded by Saudi sources, then it is an even bigger slap in the face of Americans, as nine of the jihadis in the Twin Tower calamity were Saudis.

As for those teary-eyed, bleeding-heart liberals such as New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and much of the media, who are blind to the Islamist agenda in North America, we understand their goodwill.

Unfortunately for us, their stand is based on ignorance and guilt, and they will never in their lives have to face the tyranny of Islamism that targets, kills and maims Muslims worldwide, and is using liberalism itself to destroy liberal secular democratic societies from within. ”

http : // www. ottawacitizen. com/sports/Mischief+Manhattan/3370303/story.html

John K

August 17th, 2010
10:14 am

“So now he wants to base the 1st amendment on Saudi Arabia?”

John, I do find it hilarious that the GOP apparently wants to emulate SA. I guess that should be our standard, eh?

You Asked

August 17th, 2010
10:15 am

Upon Further Review- One Jewish group in Manhattan collected 10,000 signatures in support of the Mosque. I’m sure there are more but that’s where you can start counting.

jconservative

August 17th, 2010
10:15 am

Actually I believe the Republican leadership is still concerned about control of the party base. I cannot think of any other reason they would jump on the Muslim, 14th Amendment and other “short term” issues and ignore the best “long term” issue any party has had in over 70 years – namely the economy (unemployment, non ending deficits and the national debt, now $13.3 Trillion, being passed to our grand kids).

And possibly the problem is lack of leadership from the Republican Party. Steele at the Republican National Committee has lost credibility with the membership (where is Haley Barber?). The congressional leadership has proven it is unable to stay on message (the message changes at every Sunday talk show). And no presidential “candidate-in-waiting” has emerged from the pack seeking the nomination. All of the above are fighting among themselves for control of the base. And at this time the base favors no one because the message changes every week.

With the economy as the issue no Democrat at any level should be elected from anything but 100% safe seats. Apparently the Republican leadership does not have the discipline to stay on message. So this week they trumpet “the Muslim problem” and the voters thoughts are distracted from unemployment, deficits and debts.

American political history proves that more elections are won on the issue of the economy than any other. There is no “close” second.

The election is in 11 weeks. Times a wastin! And the Republican Party is wasting away.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 17th, 2010
10:16 am

candi,

Why are you racists?

Upon Further Review

August 17th, 2010
10:16 am

granny godzilla wrote:

Media Matters has a great piece up titled

Cover-up: Conservatives now pretending they never attacked Muslims’ religious freedom

but it’s not for the timid….
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*** Say what?? Media Matters took a shot at conservatives???

STOP THE PRESSES!

In other breaking news, the sun came up this morning …

Jose

August 17th, 2010
10:16 am

neo-Carlinist

August 17th, 2010
10:02 am
Jose, OK, you can leave the kids table and sit with the grown-ups. I’ll tell you WTF it means; it means I don’t speak for Jews. Jews are free to endorse or oppose whatever museum or monument the like. it means I don’t speak for the NAACP, the KKK, the Nazi Party, the American Communist Party, or the Cordova Initiative. IT MEANS we the People get into rough seas when we start projecting our (often infantile, fear-based, delusional) values, OR claim to know the motives, intentions, and “feelings” of others. IT MEANS the majority of people who oppose the mosque are ignorant cowards who fear the unknown, and know nothing about Islam, the Consitution, or the zoning laws governing lower Manhattan. you people are like freaking “face painters” at a college football game. you are “entertained” by the blood sweat and tears of others; and you “pledge allegiance” based on a zip code or a degree conferred from one university or the other. AS I SAID, in many ways you are no better than the culturally, spiritually retarded fundamentalists/terrorists you fear. now go brush tour teeth and get in bed. your mommy (Palin) and your daddy (Newt) will come read you a happy bedtime story in which nobody gets offended, and nobody gets hurt and the evil Muslims cry wee, wee, wee, all the way home to Mecca.

neo, you are a typical liberal elitist who thinks they have a finger on the pulse of the country. What you have is your male organ (assuming you have one) in your hand and don’t have a clue. No one is speaking for the jewish community, it is only common sense that dictates that the majority of jews would not want my example. You want to make everything that is common sense into a complicated think tank issue. I do not think you are as smart as you think. Sort of like out president,you assume you know what is best but, your just stroking it.

neo-Carlinist

August 17th, 2010
10:16 am

JohnnyReb, agreed that Muslims “should turn their energies to cleaning their own ranks” just as true conservatives should clean their ranks of the neo-con demagogues who are putting self-interest and naked ambition ahead of the Constitution. JCamp, I’ve been to NYC 20 times since 9/11 (visited the “ground zero” in December 2001). I haven’t been “blown up” by a terrorist, nor will I let some irrational fear of being “blown up by a terrorist” control my behavior/choices. I suggest you, Jose, and all the other cowards do the same. as noted, if you really feel strongly about Muslims taking over the world, or stoning women in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran; grab your passport head “over there” and start preaching the Gospel of Jesus and bear witness to the power of (your) god’s love. OR, STFU

You Asked

August 17th, 2010
10:17 am

JohhnyReb – I ddin’t ask you to provide a book. Some basic knowledge of who these people are and what their real beliefs are would be a good start.

And don’t ask me to lockstep post what you agree with to prove I’m conservative.

My conservativsm is very constitutional and consistent with my love for the freedom to worship for ALL Americans whether I agree with their beliefs or not. Until the group wanting to build this Mosque and community center on their private property is proven to be linked to terrorism or crime they have their full rights in tact. That is the right thing.

Upon Further Review

August 17th, 2010
10:17 am

You Asked wrote:

Upon Further Review- One Jewish group in Manhattan collected 10,000 signatures in support of the Mosque. I’m sure there are more but that’s where you can start counting.
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*** Source?

And how do we know that there were 10,000 JEWISH signatures?

HDB

August 17th, 2010
10:17 am

Upon Further Review August 17th, 2010
10:07 am

Why Holder didn’t, I don’t know…but the law is blatently clear!! Methinks that he wanted to focus on federal vs. state priority rather than the racial aspect of it….

John

August 17th, 2010
10:17 am

“I am a conservative not a lib. I took CT to task for making this a partisan article when the leader of the Senate Harry Reid (D) made negative comments about the mosque and community center (to which she responde the article was about Republicans – no kidding?!)”

You Asked…Harry Reid is the only Democrat who came out against the Mosque and Community Center at this site. I don’t agree and wish he had not. If you noticed though, Harry Reid is not comparing this to Nazis and spewing crap about Saudi Arabia not allowing Churches in their country therefore we should not allow Mosque in the US.

getalife

August 17th, 2010
10:18 am

I am,

I made a bet with a con before.

He welched.

Jose

August 17th, 2010
10:19 am

candi

August 17th, 2010
10:11 am
“How tragic that the once proud Grand Old Party, the party of Lincoln, has become the party of hate mongers, fear mongers, racists, and bigots”.

I thought Lincoln was a republican candi. You must be speaking of the slave owner party of Roosevelt darlin’.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 17th, 2010
10:19 am

jconservative,

Over this 70 year span you mentioned, what party held control of Congress more than the other. Hint: they have the power TODAY and look how GREAT thing are for everyone!

stands for decibels

August 17th, 2010
10:19 am

Fear based, delusional values of say, a couple planes flying into a skyscraper in New York killing thousands? After that, pretty hard to swallow the fact that they are peaceful people

That reminds me. Just how many Muslim children do we need to slaughter with our Freedom Bombs in order to fully avenge 9/11?

I’m just wondering, since it’s going on nine years, and I figure we must be getting close by now.

/drive-by

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 17th, 2010
10:22 am

getalife,

So what? One bad apple doesn’t mean the entire bunch is spoiled. Still believing your BS. All monies go to a charity of the winners choice. We can find another party to hold the funds. What’s my odds? 5 to 1, 10 to 1, pick it!

granny godzilla

August 17th, 2010
10:22 am

Upon Further review

I acknowledge your disdain for Media Matters. No Surprise.

Can you debunk the quotes and videos in said piece or not?

You Asked

August 17th, 2010
10:23 am

You Asked wrote:

Upon Further Review- One Jewish group in Manhattan collected 10,000 signatures in support of the Mosque. I’m sure there are more but that’s where you can start counting.
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*** Source?

And how do we know that there were 10,000 JEWISH signatures?
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Heh.. They weren’t 10,000 Jewish signatures. They were signature collected by a Jewish group. I will refrain from making a crack about your reading comprehension.

Google JStreet 10000 mosque and you will find several sources for that number.

Drifter

August 17th, 2010
10:23 am

jconservative, the GOP doesn’t want to talk about deficits…they don’t matter to Republicans. I don’t care what they say, they had the chance to address the deficit and all they did was add to it. Historically, if anyone’s going to reduce the deficit, it will be the Democrats.

Blue

August 17th, 2010
10:24 am

CT, I would like to recommend that you use one headline for all articles going forward. Although a little long, you won’t have to think up new ones all the time: “GOP, Bush, Conservatives are bad, racist, intolerant. GOP candidates do bad things, Democrats do not. People who make lots of money should be forced to give it to those who do not, and anyone who does not agree with allowing illegal aliens to stay and have babies is a racist and anti-American; New York Times article attached, proving my points”. Think that about covers it? You can thank me later for the time it saves you.

Mike K

August 17th, 2010
10:24 am

“There is no good reason for a mosque in NYC to concern the vast majority of Americans”

That’s true – including the President. Obama should have kept his trap shut instead of lecturing the 2/3 of Americans who oppose the mosque about the Bill of Rights. Most people are tired of Obama’s paternalism. To be clear, I’ve never heard anyone suggest that Muslims don’t have a right to build this stupid mosque/community center. People just feel that it’s a little too similar to building a German heritage museum at Aushwitz or a Japanese heritage museum at Pearl Harbor. It’s not in good taste and it’s offensive.

granny godzilla

August 17th, 2010
10:24 am

getalife

one welcher different names don’t ya’ think?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 17th, 2010
10:24 am

Obama is pulling out because?

WSJ
Death toll in Baghdad bombing is likely to climb. It stands at 48 with some reports as high as 60

Whats Important

August 17th, 2010
10:25 am

Neo-Carlinist, how appropriate that you have chosen to name yourself after a drunken, drug-addled comedian.

getalife

August 17th, 2010
10:25 am

I’m not here.

You’d welch too.

Fool me once………

neo-Carlinist

August 17th, 2010
10:26 am

Contractor, read my most recent post. I refuse to allow FEAR to govern me. AND, a group of 19 terrorists, funded and trained by a radical Muslim “flew airplanes into buildings”. as I noted, we (Bush) promised to “smoke ‘em out” and “hunt them down and kill them”. remember tha? it was like 9/12 or 9/13 when he grabbed that bullhorn and told all the first responders (who are now ailing and being held hostage by the GOP) “…the people who did this will pay…”. remember that? I understand the fear that comes because your cowboy didn’t “accomplish his mission” but 9/11 was 9 years ago and Bush is no longer Commander-in-Chief. he took his cuts, whiffed and now he’s back in the dugout.

Bosch

August 17th, 2010
10:26 am

So which is it wingnuts? Do you follow the Constitution or not? It’s really that simple.

Billybob

August 17th, 2010
10:26 am

“There is no good reason for a mosque in NYC to concern the vast majority of Americans — especially nine years after the Sept. 11 atrocities.”

Keep your head in the sand a little longer Tucker. You are always trying to brand repubs/conservatives as racists and bigots. This quote shows exactly who and what you are Tucker. You are a coward and don’t possess a backbone, like all eliteist liberals. You know deep down that this mosque is not the right thing to do, but you are blinded once again by your liberal basis of thought. Your prez has no spine as well and everyone sees he IS NOT a leader. This article is HATE speech, but since I am a WHITE conservative and am not covered by hate crimes, I guess you are off the hook……for now. I hope you realize how weak and pathetic these thoughts are today. Obama showed with his thoughts that he is NOT CAPPABLE of making Presidential decisions. Enjoy your time in the limelight, because it will soon be over with this type of drivel. If we were face to face I would tell you how I really feel about this article. You are welcome, because I know this is exactly the type of reaction and response you were hoping for…..NOW you can say how mean and insensitive conservatives are in your next column. Are there no moral/decency standards at this paper. At least you are helping speed up the journalism bailout that Obama wants to oversee…..

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 17th, 2010
10:26 am

Drifter
August 17th, 2010
10:23 am

jconservative, the GOP doesn’t want to talk about deficits…they don’t matter to Republicans. I don’t care what they say, they had the chance to address the deficit and all they did was add to it. Historically, if anyone’s going to reduce the deficit, it will be the Democrats.
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How? By spending more? That’s all they have done to date! Is it working? If you think so, for who? And how?

kayaker 71

August 17th, 2010
10:28 am

John,

If it walks like a duck……. Are you sincerely expecting us to believe your 10:05? Have you looked at Europe lately, especially the UK and Germany? Have you seen how, through intimidation, bullying and selected violence, the Islamic population has virtually taken over parts of each of these countries and other countries in Western Europe? Each of these countries allowed Muslims in through a quota system which got out of hand when Europeans got too lazy to do their own dirty chores. Sort of like America with illegal Mexicans. The population of Muslims grew and as they grew, became more vocal and demanding. It didn’t seem like much at the time, a little here, a little there….. Flash forward to present day. Muslims make up 10% of the population of France. Their intimidation and scare tactics have landed them a voice in government and in local politics. Australia has publicly declared that if they if Muslims don’t like the way things in Australia, they are free to leave. The have not backed down to Muslim demands…. yet.
As each part of the envelope is pushed, however gently, they will gain what they want. They are not in a hurry, they have plenty of time. As Kadafi said when asked about Muslim growth in Europe, “We will take over the whole continent without firing a single shot”. That scares most Americans who have half a brain and it should scare you. If not, you are part of the problem, certainly not the solution.

You Asked

August 17th, 2010
10:29 am

@I’m here from the government and I’m here to help “Historically, if anyone’s going to reduce the deficit, it will be the Democrats.”
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They are off to a terrible start. Not that the Republicans were helping correct that problem.

I think if you look to congress (D and R) to spend responsibly you are probably going to be disappointed.

Ezra

August 17th, 2010
10:29 am

“peaceful American Muslims the right to practice their religion”

Peaceful muslims now that is an oxymoron. Since muslims used violence to spread their religion from its inception, I can not call it peaceful.
We have honor killings in the US. You call it a peaceful religion.
This is CT’s attitude that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Do you think muslims are going to follow the Bill of Rights or the constitution above their religion? Do you hate conservatives that much you will destroy you country for a short few years of power? Those who fall for the clever disguise of the muslims may be the last to get confronted with life or conversion but they will get confronted. Unless there becomes a progressive liberal muslim status. Now can you imagine that.

John

August 17th, 2010
10:29 am

jconservative , you’re right about lack of GOP leadership. It seems the GOP has allowed themselves to be hijacked by Fox News, talk radio, the Tea Party and bloggers with stuff like the Terri Shiavo issue, immigration and now this issue…which by the way, the process in New York City was working peacefully until a right wing blogger blogged about it and it was picked up by Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich who seem to be trying to outdo each other.

John K

August 17th, 2010
10:29 am

“So which is it wingnuts? Do you follow the Constitution or not? It’s really that simple.”

They don’t follow The Constitution.

They follow The Constitution*

*Applied only at our discretion and for our personal benefit

getalife

August 17th, 2010
10:31 am

kay,

You know you will be the minority one day yet you treat the minorities like crap.

Do you believe in karma?

You Asked

August 17th, 2010
10:32 am

@kayaker 71 “Have you looked at Europe lately, especially the UK and Germany? Have you seen how, through intimidation, bullying and selected violence, the Islamic population has virtually taken over parts of each of these countries and other countries in Western Europe?”
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How can we protect ourselves from Sharia law and the takover of the state by a religion. Let me see.

Oh yeah! The 1st Amendment of the Constitution which says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Lets see who else is protected by this Amendment. Oh yeah. The Muslims who want to build a mosque in Manhattan.

See how that works for everyone?

C Tucker, the race baiter

August 17th, 2010
10:32 am

Upon Further Review
August 17th, 2010
10:17 am

I guess the petition had a block to check titled “Jew”. They also had blocks for “Muslim” and “Infidel”.

Bosch

August 17th, 2010
10:32 am

John K,

Muslims do if they live here. So, which is it, do you do the same, or do you follow the ways of those you profess to hate so much?

Upon Further Review

August 17th, 2010
10:33 am

John K wrote:

“And would you be in here telling everybody else to shut up about it, too, based on the fact that the KKK has every legal right to build a museum on the very site where Dr. King was assassinated?”

Ah, projection. The tool of the tool of the small-minded. Don’t assume I’d be acting like you are here.

Would I be ok with the KKK building a museum on the MLK site? Of course not, the KKK does NOT own the site. They would not have the right to build on something they don’t own.

What about next door? A block or two away? If they owned the land and met all local regulations, yes. Would it be disgusting? Yes. But unlike what you think, my personal distaste for that does not trump their legal right.
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*** 1. “Don’t assume I’d be acting like you are here.”

I haven’t assumed anything, John — my observations are based on the way you’re acting here.

2. “They would not have the right to build on something they don’t own.”

Now John … using irrelevant technicalities in a debate is also a tool of the small-minded. But we can cover that, too, since it’s apparently a major component of your rebuttal.

I think it’s obvious to most thinking people that the KKK would first have to purchase the property before it could locate a museum there. I didn’t think it was necessary to mention that, but if you like, I can also stipulate that in order to complete the purchase and open the museum, the KKK would also have to make payments to the existing owner in a timely fashion and conform to all local zoning regulations, too.

3. “What about next door? A block or two away? If they owned the land and met all local regulations, yes. Would it be disgusting? Yes. But unlike what you think, my personal distaste for that does not trump their legal right.”

Alas, John, you seem to need a refresher course in Reading For Comprehension 101.

Nowhere have I stated that Muslims have no LEGAL right to open a mosque near Ground Zero; in fact, I’ve already acknowledged that they do. So stop abusing that poor straw man.

My point was, and is, that what is LEGAL is not always RIGHT. And the fact that something is legal does not mean that those who oppose it are obligated to shut up and accept it. They have every right to seek legal actions and/or find legal avenues to stop the project.

That’s because the same First Amendment that allows Muslims to try to open a mosque near Ground Zero also gives American citizens the right to speak out against it, protest it, and oppose it on any and all legal grounds at their disposal.

NOW do you understand my argument, or would you like me to use smaller words with fewer syllables?

John K

August 17th, 2010
10:34 am

Bosch,

what?

John

August 17th, 2010
10:34 am

“That’s true – including the President. Obama should have kept his trap shut instead of lecturing the 2/3 of Americans who oppose the mosque about the Bill of Rights.”

Mike K…the president was not lecturing the 2/3 of Americans, he was speaking to a group of Muslims at a White House dinner celebrating Ramadan on Friday.

“People just feel that it’s a little too similar to building a German heritage museum at Aushwitz or a Japanese heritage museum at Pearl Harbor.”

We’re ok with driving Japanese cars, aren’t we.

You Asked

August 17th, 2010
10:35 am

Upon further review… I replied to the “what is right” question in my first post on this page. So far it has been ignored by critics of the Mosque and Community center at Park51. (In fairness the thread has been speeding by with our collected “wisdom”).

John K

August 17th, 2010
10:36 am

“That’s because the same First Amendment that allows Muslims to try to open a mosque near Ground Zero also gives American citizens the right to speak out against it, protest it, and oppose it on any and all legal grounds at their disposal.”

And as much as you whine, no one has said you don’t have the right to protest/speak out.

That was an awful lot for you to write just so you could play the victim card.

ck hall

August 17th, 2010
10:38 am

why is something always bad about the GOP. Every article you write is demeaning to them! Makes me think they must be on the correct path in America!

DK

August 17th, 2010
10:39 am

What would happen if a Rib Shack is built next door to the Mosque? I wonder if the Rib Shack would get their permit approved….

JohnnyReb

August 17th, 2010
10:39 am

The article below surfaced on the internet in January 2008 as being published in a Spanish Newspaper written by Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez. Afterward, internet posts state Mr Rodrigez does not exist and the article appeared on the rightwing, pro-Israel, anti-Communist, Spanish language website Gentiuno. Regardless, it has been labeled “fake but accurate” and undoubtedly true that almost all the sentiments expressed in the “article” reflect the Muslim reality in Europe.

ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ, By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez

I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz … We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.

The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.

And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.

They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime.

Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.

And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.

We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.

What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe!!
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A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience. Absolutely No Profiling! That New York Mosque has a right under our Constitution, etc. Pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following multiple choice test.

These events are actual, they really happened! Do you remember?

1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:
a. Superman
b. Jay Leno
c. Harry Potter
d. A Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:
a. Olga Corbett
b. Sitting Bull
c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

3.. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
a. Lost Norwegians
b. Elvis
c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

4. During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
a. John Dillinger
b. The King of Sweden
c. The Boy Scouts
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
a. A pizza delivery boy
b. Pee Wee Herman
c. Geraldo Rivera
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:
a. The Smurfs
b. Davey Jones
c. The Little Mermaid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
a. Captain Kidd
b. Charles Lindberg
c. Mother Teresa
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
a. Scooby Doo
b. The Tooth Fairy
c. The Sundance Kid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
a. Richard Simmons
b. Grandma Moses
c. Michael Jordan
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
a. Mr. Rogers
b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill’s women problems
c. The World Wrestling Federation
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centre and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by:
a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
b. The Supreme Court of Florida
c. Mr Bean
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

12. The United States is fighting a war in Afghanistan against:
a. Enron
b. The Lutheran Church
c. The NFL
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
a. Bonnie and Clyde
b. Captain Kangaroo`
c. Billy Graham
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

14. In 2009, 31 people wounded and 13 American Soldiers murdered on base at Fort Hood by a Major that was known as
a: You guessed it – A Muslim male extremist between the age of 17 and 40