Ground Zero Mosque

One of the principles of this country is religious freedom.  This is the freedom to practice (or not) your faith (if you have one) without government interference.  This is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution.

From this aspect, what the New York Council did by approving the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero is legally correct.  However, from the standpoint of representing the people of New York, they failed miserably.  The hue and cry of New Yorkers, arguably one of the most liberal cities in the United States, against the construction of the mosque is loud and clear.  Thus, a “Government for the People, By the People, and For the People” failed the People.

Do I have a problem with people worshipping Mohammed?  No, I don’t.  I have worked with Moslems, Hindus, Atheists, Christians of all different denominations, and Wiccans.  I’ve probably have worked with someone who is a member of the Church of Bob for all I know.  But here’s where I have problems with Islam.

Any religion that states that it is the duty of each follower to slay and/or oppress the infidel (non-follower of their belief) automatically has my opposition to the religion (not the people).  A religion that allows “honor” killings of women, and demands punishments of any that criticize the faith is definitely not the tolerant “Religion of Peace” that they promote their faith to be.  The version of peace that they offer is an all-Islam world ruled from a religious/political government via Sharia law, but I also wonder about that too.  Shiite and Sunni factions have been killing each other since Mohammed’s death over who Mohammed’s successor should be!  I wonder how “peaceful” that world would be…

Now I realize that Christian history is not as clean as we would all like it to be.  The Crusades, and the Catholic & Protestant conflicts don’t promote the message of the New Testament.  But Christianity has evolved to embrace the diversity of the denominations.  Islam, on the other hand, has stayed much the same – violent and intolerant. 

Which makes the approval of the mosque over the People of New York’s objections even more incredible.  New York City has experienced first hand what members of this religion have done and are capable of doing.  What makes it even more incredible is the increased knowledge of Islam’s philosophy and methods of taking over countries.  Case in point – Great Britain.  I’ll not go into the details of what Muslim immigrants have done to that country and its people, but needless to say, it is only a foreshadowing of what awaits us.

But I will also state one other item before I close out this post.  Supporters of Islam, whether they are Moslem or not, ask (or rather, demand) tolerance, empathy, sensitivity, and understanding for their religion.  However, it doesn’t seem to be a two-way street.  If so, then they wouldn’t be insisting on building a mosque only yards away from an atrocity committed by members of their faith.

About Tom Roland

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11 Responses to Ground Zero Mosque

  1. Yeah Right and the Moon is Blue!
    You are a Freaken Idiot!

  2. They’re doing it to test the will of the American people. They know what happened just a few blocks away, and they know they’re pissing off lots of people and being insensitive. But Islam isn’t about sensitivity. It’s about taking over where ever they can. So if our laws are going to actually help them, they’re going to exploit them. It’s an “in your fucking face you infidel scum” move for that mosque to be built there, and those fucking Muslims know it.

    It’s times like these that you can Truly Appreciate ONE Aspect of Jimmy Carter’s Presidency…
    He was also a Moron, but at least he was an American Moron.

  3. Tom says:

    No, Bash, I’m not an idiot. It’s the media and the politicians that are the idiots for not seeing the danger that the citizens of the United States are in from radical Islam.

    You are correct when you stated that Islam is not sensitive and is on a mission to conquer the world. And they will use our laws against us.

    However, we must keep in mind that the people of the United States do see what is going on, and are being heard. And if our elected representatives ever remember that they have taken an oath to protect the Citizens of the United States, they will because the Citizens have reminded them.

  4. The blind Liberals do not see the danger in radical Islam.
    The policy of appeasement towards Islamic fascism, together with a willful attitude of denying reality and hiding from facts are a dangerous characteristic of this Administration.

  5. Tom,
    Recommended reading: “A Muslim victim of 9/11: ‘Build your mosque somewhere else'”


    …I was born in pre-revolutionary Iran. My family led a largely secular existence — I did not attend a religious school, I never wore a headscarf — but for us, as for anyone there, Islam was part of our heritage, our culture, our entire lives. Though I have nothing but contempt for the fanaticism that propelled the terrorists to carry out their murderous attacks on Sept. 11, I still have great respect for the faith. Yet, I worry that the construction of the Cordoba House Islamic cultural center near the World Trade Center site would not promote tolerance or understanding; I fear it would become a symbol of victory for militant Muslims around the world….

  6. Tom,
    You said:

    The hue and cry of New Yorkers, arguably one of the most liberal cities in the United States, against the construction of the mosque is loud and clear. Thus, a “Government for the People, By the People, and For the People” failed the People.

    And not only on this mosque issue!

    Just two additional examples:

    1. Prop 8 in California

    2. ObamaKare

    Our so-called elected public servants don’t give a damn about the will of the people!

  7. The Griper says:

    we should not be worried about the simple fact of a mosque being built close to the site. what we need to worry about is knowing the purpose of it other than being a place of worship.

    if its purpose is nothing more than a place of worship then we should welcome it.
    if it is to be seen as a memorial to those that committed the act of terrorism in the same manner that churches are built in Jeruselem and other places considered as holy to certain religions then yes, there is a problem.

  8. When are people going to open their eyes and get off the President Barack Obama train they’re on. He is still blaming President George W. Bush for anything and everything he gets called on. (His followers do the same.) When does he have to start accepting responsibility? It has been a year and a half.

    Why is it anytime you disagree with him or his actions, you’re called a racist. Racist? Just because you disagree with the guy? I thought race relations would be better. He ought to be ashamed. This is a huge step backward.

    What kind of president goes on a world tour to apologize for the country that elected him? America got to where it’s at by being a God-fearing country, helping other countries and helping to stomp out communism. Yes, sometimes America had to be a little harsh to get things done. This man is more upset about Israel building apartments on their God-given land then he is about nuclear arms that enemy countries possess. It took him eight days to get to the oil spill, two days to even make a comment about the attempted bombing in New York. If that was Bush, the media would have gone crazy and into a frenzy polling people and everything else.

    Last of all, for eight years all we heard was how Bush stole the president’s office. (I think Obama’s citizenship is still in question.) The news, talk shows, Democrats and liberal Republicans trashed our commander-in-chief daily, to the point of making up lies (remember Dan Rather?) and now we are told to play nice and how out of line we are to say anything about a man even some of those who voted for are now seeing the lies and regretting their vote. I can’t wait until November

  9. Tom says:

    Bash – The Libs have always been blind to reality. No surprise there…

    AOW – Thanks for the link. And I’ve said many times in comments and in a post:

    In case any of you didn’t know, a typical politician’s primary job is not to serve the people who elected him. His primary job is to get himself (or herself) elected or re-elected. Second is to reward all those contributors that gave $$ to help him get elected. Third is to get as many perks & benefits as he can while he is in office. Last on the list is the common person like you & I.

    Trencherbone – Thank you for the links. I’ve read through some of them, and they are very informative (and scary!)

    Griper – We already know that this mosque will be used as a memorial to the 19 “martyrs” and a gathering point to train more potential “martyrs”.

    David – You definitely spoke your mind!!

  10. ablur says:

    The liberal insanity that is evident by a decision such as this may wake a few from their trance.

    I too can’t wait for November, but waiting isn’t enough. Action on our part is necessary for restoration of our nation. I covered the trends that propelled BO into office a few days ago. We need to set our own trends if we are to save her.

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