…we, as a country, were attacked by a terrorist group fueled with Islamic fundamentalism and a hatred of anything not of their culture & religion. Almost 3,000 of our fellow citizens were murdered for just being themselves. And yet, knowing all of this plus nine years of exhaustive analysis, we are debating if it is appropriate to allow a mosque to be built a mere 200 yards away from the hole in the ground that used to be the World Trade Centers that some would say is a monument to an Islamic victory over the infidel.
Have we such short memories, have we no sense of what is right or wrong, or are we, as a country, willing to make excuses for and tolerate a religious group that does not respond in kind? In my opinion, our elected leaders and media, who say that they represent the American people’s best interests, are doing exactly that. I would further posit that our leaders have lost the will to fight for the American people, and have substituted their own political and ideological agendas.
This is becoming rapidly apparent as politicians, media hacks, and even generals are responding with a “don’t do that or you’ll cost American lives” mantra in response to the opposition of the mosque and a church reportedly wanting to burn the Koran**. What ever happened to defending the Constitution, Free Speech, and common decency? These same people defend burning the American flag as a protected protest, a crucifix in a bottle of urine as art, and desecration of Bibles as religious freedom. What makes the protection of a political/religious group that has caused so much destruction and loss of life trump that of the citizens of this country if not the world?
Fear. Plain and simple.
This group of people have demonstrated their absolute willingness to use violence to defend anything that they deem offensive. Murder and intimidation with indiscriminate and callous disregard for civilization and human life. In many respects, they believe that they have a license to kill in the name of god. How barbaric these actions are in the world in which they are promoting that they are the civilized ones being oppressed, even victimized. Wolves among the sheep…
We must continue to remember this day in which our fellow men, women, and children were murdered by people who had no regard for their lives. We should remember not to relive the pain of loss, but to remember that evil does roam this Earth, posing as instruments of God while wreaking destruction and death. This is what we must remember and fight.
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** For the record, no religion’s holy books or relics should be mutilated or destroyed. These actions are not respectful in any regard, no matter what the justification.