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>Building A Mosque On Shifting Sands

>First we were told that building a Mosque at Ground Zero is a grand idea because of the symbolism it would entail and the message it would send.

Then we were told that, you know, it’s, uh, not really a Mosque, and it’s, uh, not really at Ground Zero. Really.

First we were told that the Mosque is being built by people who are opposed to extremism and terrorism.

Then we were told that anyone who tries to determine whether or not extremists and supporters of terrorism are involved in building the Mosque is a racist and un-American.

First we were told that no one anticipated that there would be any opposition to building a Mosque at Ground Zero.

Then we learned that those who are building the Mosque and those who support them kept their plans secret for months (years?) because they were afraid of the response.

First we were told that a thousand years ago Cordoba was a city of brotherly love and diversity, and a shining oasis of religious tolerance.

Then we learned that a thousand years ago Cordoba was the capital of an Islamic theocracy.

First we were told that only far-right extremist Sarah Palin loving wingnut neanderthals oppose the Ground Zero Mosque.

Then we learned that the majority of New York City residents, the majority of New York State residents, and the majority of Americans oppose the Ground Zero Mosque.

First we were told that, well, OK, sure, people may have differing opinions, and it’s only to be expected that some people don’t like the idea. But this is America, and that’s what makes us great and free, you know?

Then we were told that anyone who doesn’t like the idea is a bigot who doesn’t believe in the most basic constitutional guarantees of rights and freedoms.

Please, try to keep up.

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