August 23, 2010

Tales of two signs

Via The Corner comes some pics from yesterday's protests in NYC over the "Ground Zero mosque." There's two I'd like to point out.

The first:

I hate to inform this gent, but actually Feisal Abdul Rauf can build a mosque a couple blocks from Ground Zero if he wants, whether Saudi Arabia allows synagogues in Mecca or not (good luck with that wish, though!). Hopefully this gent is aware of this what-should-be-a basic fact of American law, and is just conveying personal sentiments to the land of Mecca.

The second:

This placard captures what I believe most of the those opposed to the GZ mosque feel. They're good people who believe in the freedom of religion and private property, but just want some common courtesy and decency displayed. They're not "racists," "bigots" or "Islamophobes;" they just want the same sensitivity that Muslims would want in a similar situation (or, civil rights leaders in a situation like this). And spare these folks the "arguments" that "there are already mosques near Ground Zero," and "What about those strip clubs nearby?" These pre-date Sept. 11, 2001. (If I'm wrong, let me know.)

Texas Rep. Ron Paul, unfortunately, has taken the LGOMB view of the GZ mosque situation.

Posted by Hube at August 23, 2010 05:04 PM | TrackBack

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