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Islamaphobia Palin Style – Facts About the Mosque at “Ground Zero”

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on July 19, 2010

Just some more rhetoric from Sarah

Once again Sarah Palin has managed to fan the flames of hatred and intolerance with her latest twitter:
• Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing

• Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real
Once again, Sarah has demonstrated how to fan the flames of intolerance, and ignorance.
Here Sarah are some facts:
• This is a partial listing of Muslims who lost their live on 9/11, their pain is as catastrophic, real and as raw as anybody’s.
Samad Afridi
Ashraf Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad (45 years old; Windows on the World; leaves wife and 3 children)
Umar Ahmad
Azam Ahsan
Ahmed Ali
Tariq Amanullah (40 years old; Fiduciary Trust Co website team member; leaves wife and 2 children)
Touri Bolourchi (69 years old; United Airlines #175; a retired nurse from Tehran)
Salauddin Ahmad Chaudhury
Abdul K. Chowdhury (30 years old; Cantor Fitzgerald)
Mohammad S. Chowdhury (39 years old; Windows on the World; leaves wife and child born 2 days after the attack)
Jamal Legesse Desantis
Ramzi Attallah Douani (35 years old; Marsh & McLennan)
SaleemUllah Farooqi
Syed Fatha (54 years old; Pitney Bowes)
Osman Gani
Mohammad Hamdani (50 years old)
Salman Hamdani (NYPD Cadet)
Aisha Harris (21 years old; General Telecom)
Shakila Hoque (Marsh & McLennan)
Nabid Hossain
Shahzad Hussain
Talat Hussain
Mohammad Shah Jahan (Marsh & McLennan)
Yasmeen Jamal
Mohammed Jawarta (MAS security)
Arslan Khan Khakwani
Asim Khan
Ataullah Khan
Ayub Khan
Qasim Ali Khan
Sarah Khan (32 years old; Cantor Fitzgerald)
Taimour Khan (29 years old; Karr Futures)
Yasmeen Khan
Zahida Khan
Badruddin Lakhani
Omar Malick
Nurul Hoque Miah (36 years old)
Mubarak Mohammad (23 years old)
Boyie Mohammed (Carr Futures)
Raza Mujtaba
Omar Namoos
Mujeb Qazi
Tarranum Rahim
Ehtesham U. Raja (28 years old)
Ameenia Rasool (33 years old)
Naveed Rehman
Yusuf Saad
Rahma Salie & unborn child (28 years old; American Airlines #11; wife of Michael Theodoridis; 7 months pregnant)
Shoman Samad
Asad Samir
Khalid Shahid (25 years old; Cantor Fitzgerald; engaged to be married in November)
Mohammed Shajahan (44 years old; Marsh & McLennan)
Naseema Simjee (Franklin Resources Inc.’s Fiduciary Trust)
Jamil Swaati
Sanober Syed
Robert Elias Talhami (40 years old; Cantor Fitzgerald)
Michael Theodoridis (32 years old; American Airlines #11; husband of Rahma Salie)
W. Wahid
• Fact: It is not AT Ground Zero, for those who have been to New York City – everything is near Ground Zero. Manhattan is 22.96 square miles. How are you not going to be near Ground Zero? Shall we destroy all mosques in New York City?
• Fact: It is not just a mosque. The project called Cordoba Initiative (http://www.cordobainitiative.org) aims to bring about dialogue. From their website: “Cordoba Initiative (CI) aims to achieve a tipping point in Muslim-West relations within the next decade, steering the world back to the course of mutual recognition and respect and away from heightened tensions. To do this, we need a coalition of leading individuals and organizations committed to promoting positive interaction between the Muslim World and the West. Cordoba Initiative does just that – it brings together leaders across the Muslim-West divide to speak out for innovative, proactive, and positive solutions to challenges we share.” Can you think of something is more needed in this toxic environment of mis/dis information? Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the following on a recent radio address: “If somebody wants to build a religious house of worship, they should do it and we shouldn’t be in the business of picking which religions can and which religions can’t. I think it’s fair to say if somebody was going to try to on that piece of property build a church or a synagogue, nobody would be yelling and screaming. And the fact of the matter is that Muslims have a right to do it too. What is great about America and particularly New York is we welcome everybody and I just- you know, if we are so afraid of something like this, what does it say about us? Democracy is stronger than this. You know, the ability to practice your religion is the- was one of the real reasons America was founded. And for us to say no is just, I think, not appropriate is a nice way to phrase it.”
Cordoba House is not intended to be a house of worship, exclusive to Muslims, it is intended to be a community center to open up dialogue. Christians (http://blog.sojo.net/2010/06/08/forgiveness-fear-and-the-mosque-at-ground-zero/ ) and Jews (http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/06/a_symbol_of_progress_in_lower_manhattan.html ) are getting on board. We must engage with that which we fear, we must not be held hostage to misinformation. Never before has humanity had the resources we do at our fingertips now, we are accountable, we can no longer claim ignorance, or we didn’t know where to go to get the correct information, we do. Just as a civil or criminal court of law the legal principle of ignorance is never a defense is just as applicable to a moral issue. This is a moral issue, this is a patriotic issue – we are a country that embraces differences, that is what has made us so successful.
What are people afraid of, or what is Sarah Palin afraid of? The truth? People might actually learn what it Islam is about and that is not to be feared. Where would be then without a rally point of hatred? Would we be forced to look at facts and not inflammatory rhetoric? Of course if there is no inflammatory rhetoric, there is no brand Palin….#justsaying


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