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Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by nenothtu
how do you think doing so will in any way defuse the situation?
I don't think that I can diffuse the situation, the Right will not listen to a reasonable argument like every religion has a right to worship here in the United States according to the 1st Amendment in the Bill of Rights to our Constitution.
Or are you hoping for war in the streets?
I am just not naive enough to think that the Right want's a peaceful solution to anything. They no longer care if a peaceful solution can be reached, they have already decided that their Revolution is coming and they are hell bent on the destruction of the United States and the implementation of a Fascist regime that will make the Third Reich look like a PTA meeting.
Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by 23refugee
Yea, I haven't heard either of those terms either.
I have heard Dearborn being referred to as little Beirut or little Baghdad before.
Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by whatukno
There is, last I heard, no evidence of rightwing involvement in this case. The only evidence of that that I've seen so far a lot of hyperbolic rhetorical flourishes by folks in this thread. ...and that doesn't equate to evidence. Opinion maybe, but not evidence.
This fire could have been set for many reasons. ...and yes, it could be a right wing attack on a mosque. If it is? Trust me, I'll say all you want in condemnation of it.
Originally posted by maybereal11
reply to post by seagull
I am agnostic myself and in terms of choosing a religion to follow Edward Abbey of Monkey Wrench fame summed it up fo me best...
"Orthodoxy is a relaxation of the mind accompanied by a stiffening of the heart."
There are christian groups as we speak reaching out in an earnest fashion to the Muslim Community, there are also the likes of Pat Robertson who said last week that a mosque in Tennesse could lead to a take-over of the the town and Burka's being required for school children.
All too often that's the case, indeed.
It's never black and white.
Jewish Leaders Join Support for Ground Zero Mosque
When the American Jewish community is fighting for the rights of the American Muslims...well America can't be all that bad a place.
[edit on 31-8-2010 by maybereal11]
This fire could have been set for many reasons. ...and yes, it could be a right wing attack on a mosque. If it is? Trust me, I'll say all you want in condemnation of it. But that's only one of several reasons...and you, and the others know this. Another reason? Insurance fraud? Has that been explored by anyone here? Given the attitude towards Muslims here in the states, don't you think it would make a great smokescreen for someones insurance scam? I do.
Originally posted by Misoir
So Hitler sat in Parliament for awhile with his party until he decided to scrap the Parliamentary process and call for a new election where his party won on a platform of racism, anti-Semitism, right-wing populism, ultra-nationalism and cultural conservatism... sound familiar?