This proposal to build an Islamic community center (not a mosque) four blocks away from the WTC site is drawing all kinds of racists and crazies out into the open. Not only are they still calling Obama a Muslim, a claim based on zero facts whatsoever, but they’re actually saying that this issue has nothing to do with freedom of religion. Say what?
Mosque hysteria reached fevered pitch Sunday as angry protesters opposed to building an Islamic center near Ground Zero squared off with supporters of the project.
“It’s very insensitive to the families,” said retired firefighter Tim Brown who escaped the collapse of the Twin Towers. “This is not about religious freedom.”
“All we are saying is don’t build this mosque here at Ground Zero on our cemetery.”
…One group brought a life-sized mock missile with a dummy terrorist draped over top holding a sign that read: “Obama, your middle-name is Hussain [sic], we understand. Bloomberg, what’s your excuse.”
via NY Daily News
First of all, the community center will be four blocks away from the WTC site, not “on” the site. Everyone knows this, of course, but they choose to ignore it. Second: what cemetery? The WTC site is still a dead crater and New York hasn’t done anything with it for nine whole years. Isn’t anyone outraged about the lack of a memorial? Isn’t that disrespecting the dead? Oh yeah, now I remember: they can’t decide on what to put there. Nine years, folks — it’s time to do something at the WTC site and quit bitching about how life is going on all around it.
And let’s not forget that there are strip clubs operating even closer to the WTC site than this proposed non-mosque would be. And yet, nobody’s bitching about how insensitive that is to the 9/11 dead. No, because that would be too consistent, and people are rarely consistent when they’re blinded by bigotry, rage, and irrational thinking.