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August 25, 2010


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This is getting pretty frightening, much like Hitler Germany's hatred and blaming of the Jews for unemployment and a wide variety of social ills.


"...even homophobia - the last safe haven for those who love to hate - is slowly becoming taboo."

It ain't easy being a Muslim homosexual.


It isn't necessarily hatred of Muslims that causes people to think that a mosque near Ground Zero is a bad idea. Of course the Constitution and RLUIPA give them the right to build it; the question is whether it's a good idea. Imam Rauf says he wants the mosque/Islamic Center to build bridges across faiths. Fine. One bridge is to respect the deeply felt views of Americans who think that a mosque at Ground Zero is a big stick in the eye. Imagine proposing a Shinto shrine next to the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor in 1950. Constitutionally protected; but a good idea?
I don't care what religion, if any, to which President Obama subscribes. That said, I can understand why people might thnk a man raised in an oscillation between agnostic secularism and Islamic instruction in Indonesia (to say nothing of his Muslim father and Indonesian Muslim stepfather) might be a bit more "culturally Muslim" than most Americans. It's not hatred of Muslims or Obama to think these thoughts. But, yes, there are haters. You just overstate the hatred.


George W. Bush was being strategic, and perhaps even sincere, when he called Islam a "peaceful religion."

Dan, you stay classy.

Nike Vandal

The man who has made up his mind to win will never say "impossible ".

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