Buildling a mosque at Ground Zero..... - page 34

by Tweety, ASN, RN | 13,103 Views | 335 Comments

I love how one person called a mosque a "monument to terrorism". The prejudice is deep and I would fear for the safety of the people there, since Muslim Americans were terrorized after 9/11. Still I have to wonder "why... Read More


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    I will have to respectfully disagree with you both. "Property rights" are not in question here; doing the right thing is what the debate is about, and there is a world of difference between the two.
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    Perhaps it has escaped your notice, but I couldn't help seeing a spoof called "The Vatican" on the very same page of this lovely publication, which I know to be pure satire and not to be taken seriously at all.

    By this post, I presume the intention was to paint Muslims as victims of the fictitious ignoramus in the article; but then it's open season on Catholics. Hmmmmmm. But hey, it's just satire, right?
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    I will have to respectfully disagree with you both. "Property rights" are not in question here; doing the right thing is what the debate is about, and there is a world of difference between the two.
    And to me, the right thing to do would be to allow people the freedom to practice their constitutional right to freedom of religion and freedom of assembly. Anything else, the terrorists have bent us. If we cannot distinguish between 19 hijackers who took religion and used it as an excuse to carry out their political agenda and American citizens with a Sufi leader who want to gather for whatever reason they choose, and if this is a bigger deal than the ****** dollar and the fact that US politicians have been bought and paid for, then I have no more words.
    Last edit by Elvish on Jul 16, '11
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    Herman Cain said Sunday that Americans should be able to ban Muslims from building mosques in their communities.

    "Our Constitution guarantees the separation of church and state," Cain said in an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” "Islam combines church and state. They're using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their morals in that community, and the people of that community do not like it. They disagree with it."

    Last week, the Republican presidential candidate expressed criticism of a planned mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, telling reporters at a campaign event that "This is just another way to try to gradually sneak Sharia law into our laws, and I absolutely object to that."

    “This isn't an innocent mosque," Cain said.

    On “Fox News Sunday,” Wallace pressed him about those comments.

    "Let's go back to the fundamental issue," Cain said. "Islam is both a religion and a set of laws -- Sharia laws. That's the difference between any one of our traditional religions where it's just about religious purposes."
    Herman Cain: Americans Have The Right To Ban Mosques In Their Communities
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    I will have to respectfully disagree with you both. "Property rights" are not in question here; doing the right thing is what the debate is about, and there is a world of difference between the two.
    I gave kudos to you, but to clarify I'm making the leap that you understand that"doing the right thing" is a two-sided street and that browbeating, bullying, namecalling, making up myths, and not having facts, perpetuating stereotypes to get someone to do what one thinks is the right thing isn't the right thing either.
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    Is anyone still upset that the community center is open and offering classes?

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