Thursday, July 29, 2010

No to the mega-mosque

Nancy recently asked me my opinion of the proposal to build a mega-mosque near Ground Zero. This article summarizes some of the objections to that project.

Essentially, the sponsors of this project have Islamist ties; some in fact have links to the Free Gaza group. That group, if you remember, co-sponsored the Turkish flotilla that tried to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. The article states that the local group appears to have very limited funds, and that money to build the mosque will likely come from Saudi Arabia or some similar source. Why don't we make construction of the New York mosque contingent on Saudi agreement to allow the erection of a suitably imposing church or synagogue in, say, Mecca? Or Jeddah, the capital of Saudi Arabia?

Ignoring the totalitarian political ideology, masquerading as a religion, that is behind this mega mosque proposal is a cop-out, not a valiant gesture to promote freedom of religion in America.

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