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Should a 15-story mosque and Islamic cultural center be built two blocks from the site of the worst jihadist atrocity in living memory? Put this way, the question nearly answers itself. This is not to say, however, that I think we should prevent our fellow citizens from building “the ground zero mosque.” There is probably no legal basis to do so in any case—nor should there be. But the margin between what is legal and what is desirable, or even decent, leaves room for many projects that well-intentioned people might still find offensive.
These people are wrong about almost everything under the sun. The problem, however, is that they are not quite wrong about Islam.
Such failures of secular nerve can be given a general description: Tolerance of religious stupidity has a way of making liars and cowards of people who should have nothing to fear from the fruits of honest reasoning.
Originally posted by Hemisphere
reply to post by Southern Guardian
On 9/11 an act of war was perpetrated by a group of Islamist extremists upon the citizens of NYC and the united states of America.
We were not attacked by a sovereign nation we were attacked by a group wielding and formed by the intolerant Islamic ideology.
War was declared on all of the people of this country,
Originally posted by 54v!0r531f
i read it, and found it equally as emotional as anything else in rebuttal to the cultural center i have read.
though he appears to be well versed and educated, he still states opinions as facts.
i just cant seem to get over how VERY FEW people want to consider 9/11 in its entirety, instead wishing to sort of begin in the middle; accepting that what we are told of 9/11 is true, therefore negating any obligation to ACTUALLY THINK.
Thus, when Allah commands his followers to slay infidels wherever they find them, until Islam reigns supreme (2:191-193; 4:76; 8:39; 9:123; 47:4; 66:9)—only to emphasize that such violent conquest is obligatory, as unpleasant as that might seem (2:216), and that death in jihad is actually the best thing that can happen to a person, given the rewards that martyrs receive in Paradise (3:140-171; 4:74; 47:5-6)—He means just that. And, being the creator of the universe, his words were meant to guide Muslims for all time.
Originally posted by Southern Guardian
How can you title the thread 'what Obama got wrong'
Originally posted by FrancoUn-American
reply to post by XyZeR
But damn those Americans and there war in Iraq.
Ofcourse not because most of YOUR countries are still raging barbarian hordes.
Originally posted by MaxBlack
I firmly believe that 911 was a staged and false flag intelligence operation. Now as long as you haven't been living on Jupiter, you should know that 911 was an intelligence operation involving many players, but the one player group that was not Muslim was the Israeli Mossad. They appeared to control the operation and I for one believe that point. While much exists to support this acknowledgment, it appears everyone wants to forget what Godless Zionist did in the name of Israel and replace it with what Muslims had nothing to do with. Typical double think.
Now, if 911 was a false flag operation conducted by intelligence operatives, then the Muslims are not who 911 paints them to be. In fact, it is that continuing 911 Muslim concocted lie that keeps Muslims in the headlines and it is that continuation of the same old lies. Meanwhile, the perpetrators of 911 that have stigmatized the Muslims around the world are supported in their secrecy by those that choose to blame the Muslims instead of those who did 911 or had direct involvement.
Originally posted by GovtFlu
3 buildings in one of 1000s of cities were "attacked" by a few yet to be found guilty suspects.. an isolated incident inflated into a "war" on terror... like some cheesy low budget b-movie dean kane or eric roberts would be embarrassed to star in.
Originally posted by GeorgeH
Let's look at this event from another perspective.
What if deranged Christians had flown into these buildings and it was a Christian group that wanted to build this building.
How many of you would be complaining?