Politicalmonkey2010

The Truth Shall Set You Free…It might piss you off first, but it will set you free.

Ground Zero Mosque – The Next Rwanda

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on August 6, 2010

Let’s recap – the Landmark Preservation Committee gave the green light to the Cordoba project allowing them to take down the building and erect another building. That was the only legal issue.
I hear all kinds of rhetoric about it is “unAmerican, it is not patriotic”, let us remind our patriotic selves of the First Amendment in the United States Constitution:
Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.
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.
Looks, pretty clear cut to me, these people have every right to open a Mosque. It is not the only Mosque at Manhatten, it is not going to be the last Mosque in Manhatten. If you felt that strongly about it, then offer to buy the land and you can erect whatever it is you want.
The mob mentality has got to go. This is a witch hunt. I ran across an article describing a protest at the proposed site. It seems that two Egyptian men were in the crowd, and over heard speaking in Arabic, immediately the assumption was made that they were muslims. “Go home,” several shouted from the crowd. “Get out,” others shouted.
In fact, the two men – Joseph Nassralla and Karam El Masry — were not Muslims at all. They turned out to be Egyptian Coptic Christians who work for a California-based Christian satellite TV station called “The Way.” “I’m a Christian,” Nassralla shouted to the crowd, his eyes bulging and beads of sweat rolling down his face.
But it was no use. The protesters had become so angry at what they thought were Muslims that New York City police officers had to rush in and pull Nassralla and El Masry to safety.

Ignorance is the biggest threat to national security.

What is wrong with us? Where did this mob mentality come from? Are we really that ignorant, that quick to judge? Are we so full of fear that we too could become the next Rwanda? Instead of Tutsi and Hutu, it will be “Christians” and Muslims. Shall we chase one and other down the street and hack each other to death? Shall we burn one and other’s homes? Shall we slaughter babies in the street? Shall we lock one and other in churches and mosques and light them on fire? …all in the name of patriotism? In the name of God? We do not even know the difference between a Muslim and a Christian. But we are ready to condemn anybody who we “think” might be suspicious.
Here is my prediction – it will not be Islam that brings the US down, it will not be Al-Qaeda, it will not be any terrorist group, it will be our own ignorance and intolerance. Think about that the next time you decide to be part of the mob, check the facts, not somebody’s tweets of fact, check the FACTS.

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