Monday, 6 September 2010

Sarah Palin on Ground Zero mosque

The Republican Sarah Palin, self-described rottweiler with lipstick, message to New Yorkers is:

“Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan"

“Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation"

Calling it the "Ground Zero Mosque" is misleading and UNNECESSARILY inflamatory.

The mosque is NOT being built at Ground Zero.

It is to be built 2 blocks away - replacing an uninteresting beat up building formerly housing a Burlington Coat factory store. Not exactly a noticeable landmark.

Standing at Ground Zero, you would never be aware of it.

The issue is "too raw" (to build a mosque) only if you fail to see the distinction between a Muslim and a terrorist.

Lastly, let us not forget that Muslim-Americans were killed in the September 11th attacks.

As a sensible person adds:

"So Palin and the Tea Party nuts would be offended by a Christian church near the site of the Oklahoma City federal building bombing? The perpetrators of that crime claimed to be Christians."

The "Christian" Oklahoma bombers murdered 168 people, including 19 children under the age of 6 and injured more than 680 people in 1995.

Another sensible person wants to know:

Where would she like the mosque? If two blocks is too close for her , would three blocks be acceptable? Maybe four blocks? A half a mile, or two miles? What is the acceptable, respectable distance that Muslims should keep from Ground Zero? Should they keep that distance from other national monuments, as well? What other concessions should "peaceful Muslims" do to make Sarah Palin happy?

Yet,another sensible person wants to know:

Can you provide coordinates for your zone of insensitivity? Future plans may be subject to less controversy if we can establish the correct parameters now.

Fear, Hatred, Distortion, Distraction and Division will achieve nothing.

Palin supporters have the view that it "shameless for any muslim to want to worshiip on the graves of the people ... killed in the name of their religion" and "sing the praises of the murderers."

How hard is it, for a sensible person, to grasp that fact that the dead are NOT buried at Ground Zero and the mosque is not being built at Ground zero.

Guns hurt people every single day but I don't see republicans banning guns to respect those whose wounds are still fresh.

Should we also ban churches from being anywhere near native American burial grounds. They were, after all, slaughtered by Christians.

If you want to know how twisted SOME Americans (including the establishment) are towards Muslims read this Guardian article

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