You know which mosque I’m referring to here, the one that would actually be built two blocks from Ground Zero.
I just had a couple of follow-up thoughts to my previous post.
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve heard some pundits make some more good points about why this mosque should be built, anywhere in the country really. Besides obvious Constitutional rights, it’s worth noting that um, there are Muslim-Americans fighting in our military.
You’re telling me that people who fight in our own army don’t have the right to practice their religion freely? Plus, equating all Muslims to terrorists makes zero sense, especially when we consider that in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, “part” of our “missions” have been to help people who are Muslim (excluding civilian casualties — those don’t really help so much).
Anyway, an argument the other side has been making, is that its “insensitive” to build a mosque so close to wear 9-11 took place. They say it’s “disrespectful!”
Fine, you tell me where it should be built so that your sensibilities won’t be offended. Let’s go to ground zero with a fucking really long tape measure. One person holds one end, and another person starts walking further and further away from where the buildings once stood — holding the other end of the tape measure. Once the tape measure is extended out the appropriate distance for you not to be offended, let me know.
Do you morons see my point?