Daisy Kahn: The mosque will be built and by the way … you’re all Muslim haters
Well, ok then. Opoosed to the mosque, you are now beyond Islamophobic … you are haters, purveyors of hate, hateful Islamophobic, racists. And just because you have made a big stink out of this … we are going ahead and building the mosque, which isn’t really a mosque, which is what we called it last year, its a cultural center.
You know swimming pools and a theatre and day care and … over there, you know, around the corner, in the back, there’s a prayer room. Oh brother.
Two things of note here. It’s silly if anyone buys that last line by Kahn. Now we have no choice, she says, as if had the opposition kept quiet, the mosque could have been moved. That’s nonsense. It’s an old school yard game of, well if you had been nice I would have let you play, but not now. There was never any intenetion to build bridges here. Never. Had this been a bridge building exercise they would have met with groups other then the lefty 9-11 families. Even Christiane knows this.
By the way, why didn’t Christiane Amanpour hold up this Time Magazine cover instead of the one claiming we are Islamophobes. You lefties are playing a dangerous game.
No, Ms. Kahn, there are plenty of Mosques in New York. You don't HAVE to build it there. Period
Furthermore, The U.S. Constitution – Amendment 1 says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…." I would like SOS to weigh in here, but I believe President Obama and All of the Liberal media is wrong in their interpretation of this amendment. I think establishment does NOT mean a building ie. a mosque), it means allowing or not persecuting Muslims for their religion in the US, which of course no one is stopping them from honoring their religion. Secondly, no one is prohibiting the free exercise of their religion because no one is closing down the other mosques in NY. But no where in this amendment does it say a religion is entitled to trample on the sensibilities of so many NY citizens who resent the mosque to be built on Ground Zero. As far as I'm concerned, the Muslims should be arrested for the Hate crime of desecrating the graves of 3,000.
At this point they probably should cancel their plans to build there, it's grown into something much bigger than it should have. But at the same time they feel they are standing up for their rights and should not back down. Also, at no point did she say "you're all Muslim haters" as Vicevich suggests. What she said was that there is a lot of hatred towards muslims and I think we all have witnessed that to some degree. It's not just lower Manhattan, there are now protestors fighting plans to build mosques all over the country.
They would have smelled like roses and done more for a positive image of Muslims if they had voluntarily said, "we realize that this is an important area to Americans, and to show that we reject the ideology that made some radicals in our religion do this horrible thing, we will relocate to a more acceptable loacation".
But they didn't. The Muslim Canadian Congress has an opinion of this debacle http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010….
Dims, this would be of interest to you. The lady that is the head of the Muslim Canadian Congress, Raheel Raza, who was the one who spoke out against the building of the Ground Zero mosque, has been threatened via a cell phone call. Not surprised at all. No wonder those Muslims who want nothing to do with the GZ mosque do not speak out, because of threats. Here is an article from Pamela Geller's Atlas Shrugs. Here is the URL:
Hi Jim, Anne Marie or Anne-EH. Just posted this article from your blog over at Free Republic (a little after 8PM Monday night) and in the short amount of time, a few minutes after I had posted, the response was BIG. Here is my own first comments on it and the FR URL:
"Oh brother is right, now those of us who are against this mosque in the GZ area are called haters. So I am now called a hater then. Well this American will wear it like a badge of honor."
Will post the blog entries from both Steve and SOS tomorrow. Enjoy the FR thread responses results. :)=^..^=
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[Edited by Admin] … wanna try that again GlocKitty? Your comment was deleted because you just made a total idiot of yourself. Do that again, your IP address (using Cox I see) , and Yahoo e-mail address will be forwarded to the appropriate authorities. Are you one of those people under the impression you have free speech here, or maybe your posts are anonymous? Try again fool…
Umm nope, no hatred or bigotry involved in this issue- noooo
Chris, you beat me to it.
Who the heck is GlocKitty? Glad I missed the message.
Dims it was very offensive. didn't take admin long to remove it. We may argue back and forth but that was way out there.
A poster who posted a REALLY offendsive and threatening message. Not good.
It was a nasty hate filled message directed at muslims and Arabs and judging by his username he's probably a gun enthusiast. Seems like a good candidate for fox news commentator.
Dims, my initial response? The idiot was sent here to comment like a racist, religious right winger in an attempt to make the blog look bad and prop up the belief that we're all raaaaaaaacist freaks. Whatever. Glad it's been removed.
Christiane Amanpour is treading into murky territory. Her free PR for constitutionally opportunistic mouthpiece Daisy Kahn is insulting. Doesn't anyone else find it interesting that the GZ mosque spokesperson is a WOMAN? Are we supposed to believe this is the new face of American Islam? I can't believe that, and I refuse to. "There's too much at stake." She's looking for a win–turning our constitution against us. The whole thing is disgusting.
Scott, you need to quit watching Fox News because it's getting under that thin lefty skin. Change the station and watch the cartoon channel.
Tom, I rarely watch fox news, at least not without a stomach distress bag nearby, the Daily Show shows clips of fox news and does a great job of pointing out how asinine their programming is. You should watch the Daily Show sometime it's funnier than any cartoon. But fox is fair and balanced, after all they have Geraldo on there to voice a different view. That's the equivilent of MSNBC adding Morton DowneyJr. or Dan Quayle to their program. Mostly for comic relief.
I actually do watch the daily show every once and a while. Its funny that dem politicians won't appear on fox news when they're always invited. Some do but most won't why is that? Could it be that the questions might be tough to answer truthfully. After all Pelosi told her group of minions no more townhall meetings we can't hide everything.
I've seen the format when they invite someone with a dissenting opinion, they have 3 or 4 people shouting them down every time they try to speak. I can't imagine why anyone would not want to go on that show. Although Bill O'reilly did have John Stewart on his show and Stewart made him like a fool even though B.O did his usual intimidation tactics such as sticking a finger in his face.