New York “Mosque” Hysteria Reaches Fevered Pitch
Angry protesters opposed to an Islamic center blocks from Ground Zero demonstrated in the New York rain today, along with a counter demonstration by those who support the project.
Opponents chanted “No mosque, no way!” and carried signs reading, “9-11-01: Never Forget,” as Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” blared over loudspeakers.
One group brought life-sized mock missiles with a dummy terrorist draped over top holding a sign that read: “Obama, your middle-name is Hussein, we understand. Bloomberg, what’s your excuse.”
It’s no more a mosque than a mall that contains a movie theater is a movie theater, as prayer space is just one part of a larger center. And the structure is no closer to Ground Zero than are strip clubs and fast food joints. Furthermore, this wouldn’t be the only Mosque near Ground Zero, and no one has ever complained about it. For example,there’s the Assafa Islamic Center at 172 Allen Street, 1.8 miles away. Is that acceptable?Click here for reuse options!
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