Our president, the Sun God, proclaims that he sees nothing wrong with Muslim radicals building a mosque at the “hallowed ground” site of the Muslim 911 terror attack. He maintains that this isn’t a judgment about the wisdom of allowing them to build this particular mosque at this particular site, but just an affirmation of his country’s principles of religious tolerance and freedom.
This detached bit of sophistry is like saying that because of our country’s principles of free speech and assembly, the Ku Klux Klan is free to burn a cross at the grave of Martin Luther King. In principle, of course. In practice it’s a local matter.
This is similar to the liberal left’s attitude toward flag burning and desecration as a form of free speech. Yes,in principle this is free speech, but in practice it can and should be taken as an insult. So the guy who smacks the flag burner in the chops is fully justified in doing so. That’s my opinion.
The same goes for the Ku Kluxers burning crosses and the Muslim radicals building their “Cordoba Center” at ground zero. They won’t even reveal where the $100 million cost is coming from. One reasonably suspects that it’s from Saudi Arabia, from whence came the 911 Muslim jihadist perpetrators.
It has been pointed out that New York City hosts over 100 mosques already. Saudi Arabia hosts no Christian churches and no synagogues. Practitioners of those faiths can and are routinely stoned to death or beheaded in peaceful, tolerant Muslim countries. So with a dose of proportionality I can’t see anything wrong with telling the backers of the Cordoba Center to build elsewhere.