I’ve been pretty apolitical lately, but I can not let this subject pass without comment. The Ground Zero Mosque is wrong; it is grotesque. My viewpoint can best be summed up by Debra Burlingame, co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America and the sister of hijacked American Airlines flight 77 pilot Charles Burlingame:
Muslims came to America nine years ago, brutally murdered 3,000 men, women and children in the name of Allah, and yet the burden is on us, their families, their widows and children, to exhibit tolerance for Muslim insensitivity. Shame on the politicians, whose moral vanity knows no boundaries. We will fight this.
Exactly. The burden to prove we are cool with Muslims is one we should not undertake. Muslims should be outraged over this as well – they died on 9/11 too. This mosque is intolerable.
John Hawkins has created a round up of quotes against the Ground Zero Mosque. It is well worth the read.