Monday, August 16, 2010

"Conservative" Bloggers on the "Ground Zero Mosque"

From what looks like a conservative Republican blog, a "proposal" to shove pork and boobs in the faces of Muslims:

I work in the Ground Zero area and I watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center fall from my office window.

It was a very scary thing to witness.

But, now is a time for healing!

With that in mind, I propose the building of the largest Mohammed’s Rib Shack and Victoria’s Secret Center in the world across the street from the Ground Zero Mosque.

I Want to Open Mohammed’s Rib Shack and Victoria’s Secret Center across the street from Ground Zero Mosque

And from a blog with this ironical message on its header: IN DEFENSE OF MINORITIES! with the following quote from Ayn Rand: "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." comes this:

When you think about it the hole in the ground (still) that was once the World Trade Center could be filled with an even more impressive monument than an uber mosque...the first ever Islamic amusement park!-Cordoba Initiative

Actually, I'm all for it. Muslims are a persecuted minority in the United States, so they too need a place to relax and unwind, don't they?

Here is a reasoned response to all this "conservative" phony outrage from the libertarian perspective:

Nothing illustrates the utter craziness of our society in the post-9/11 era than the controversy over the "Ground Zero mosque." To begin with, the proposed Islamic center – not a mosque, but the Muslim equivalent of the YMCA – a nonprofit foundation wants to build in New York City isn’t at "ground zero," it is four blocks from the site of the World Trade Center. But that doesn’t deter demagogues like Newt Gingrich and various other unsavory opportunists from making it into a political issue.

Never mind the fact that there is already a mosque four blocks away from the site of the World Trade Center (see here), which has been there for many years. If we follow the "logic" of Newt and his fellow crusaders, then this should be torn down – along with all the other hundreds of mosques in New York City. And don’t forget Washington, D.C., the site of the attack on the Pentagon: surely symbols of the "enemy" religion must be banned there, too.

Haters Go After the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

1 comment:

  1. It's like a Muslim YMCA? I don't think that is going to ease tensions... you know Republicans also hate gay people, right?

    I don't care if a Muslim building goes up there, but I also think it would be hilarious if they opened a Victoria's Secret across the street. But Mohammed's Rib Shack? Please... what about Mohammed's Pulled Pork: The Leader in Jerked Meat.


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