There’s been a lot in the news lately about the possibility of a mosque being built a few blocks away from ground zero. The imam who is promoting the mosque appears to be pro Hamas, as he reportedly refuses to denounce the organization as one with terroristic machinations.
Naturally, the construction of this mosque flies under the social utopian banner of promoting good tidings to all colors and creeds. The creation of this center is touted to promote a better understanding of the Muslim faith.
Those who have publicly supported it have a resume of blaming America for the ills of the world. On top of that, they have spent their share of time endeavoring to apologize, kowtow, and appease the Muslim world in a vain effort to convince them that this country isn’t the kick ass visit to the Bass Pro Shop like place to live as our forefathers originally intended.
Constitutionally, those who oppose the construction of the center don’t really have the law on their side. Certainly the mosque could be a breeding ground for anti-American sentiment. Religious intolerance has become a way of life here in America in recent years if you are anything but Muslim. Case in point is the Greek Orthodox church which was destroyed when the towers fell. Efforts have been underway for years to get that rebuilt, however the chances of that pipe dream coming true are right behind the odds of my lottery investment paying off tonight.
Meanwhile, the most radical adherents of an otherwise beautiful religion have been given carte blanche to rub our noses in that horrible Tuesday morning while enjoying the freedoms and rights granted to us by the first amendment of the United States Constitution.
At the same time, mosque boy jet sets to the other side of the world promoting his dream on our dime. Congress (namely Nancy Pelosi) has reportedly pondered the half baked idea (most of her ponderances are) of investigating those who have spoken out against the construction.
Realizing that a legal fight over the construction could be a losing battle, there are others who have suggested a myriad of neighbors for the center. Among those are a collection of American bad boys such as the white supremacists, Hells Angels, assorted gangs, and the list goes on. One of the more creative suggestions has been an Islam friendly gay bar. I would suggest that Hugh Hefner put a mansion down there and continue to live life in the same manner he does in California. Contrary to popular belief, cultural understanding is not a one way, dead end street.
In firing up the synapses to write this piece, one of my original ideas was to write a letter to the State Department. In that letter, I would make the case for traveling abroad (or a broad; it doesn’t matter) to share the real American way of life with those who may not be familiar with it. Naturally, I would ask the Pantsuit of State herself to foot the bill. I’ve got to think they would be willing to do so since they’re doing it for Ground Zero’s new neighbor.
My trip wouldn’t be half as expensive as that of mosque boy though. In my case, I would be looking to visit places in this hemisphere to promote and educate those unfamiliar with how America should really be. Washington DC would probably be the best place to start.
It’s not like we could take reciprocal action and go build some sort of church, temple, or other place of worship on foreign soil under the same premise for which the mosque is being built. The primary reason resides in the fact that even the biggest doosh bags who have hijacked, twisted, and otherwise manipulated our religions have never committed acts of violence on the same magnitude in the name of God. I’ll leave the caveat that such an action hasn’t been perpetrated in the common era.
None the less, I’m no fan of sending the likes of Jim jones, David Koresh, of even Fred Phelps and his “God hates fags” crowd off to unfriendly territories outside of the states in an effort to promote America either.
So where does that leave us?
Do we allow a Hamas friendly imam to build a place of worship within blocks of where the intolerant adherents of his religion changed America forever?
Sure, we could tell them to go build it somewhere else. There are many other mosques in town for that matter. Why there?
Better yet, do we set aside their rights and tell them to go pound sand?
I don’t know.
What I do know though, is that this shining city on a hill has come to a pretty sad state of affairs at the point where we even have to have this discussion.