Mark the moment: The battle over the Ground Zero mosque has passed through the looking glass and into the wonderland of insanity.
Surprise, surprise, the "summit" of national and local Muslim organizations early this week turned into a rally-around-the-mosque gathering. While that was predictable, the logic justifying the move is as scrambled as the landscape Alice discovered behind the mirror.
It is now the "extremists" opposed to the mosque who are the reason why it must be built, according to the Muslim supporters. At least one of whom, not incidentally, is a big supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah.
Growing out of the fetid swamps of moral equivalence, where extremism is in the eye of the beholder, the gathering illustrates how a preposterous sense of victimization is now the driving force behind the mosque. The initial vow that the facility would help heal the breach of 9/11 has vanished.
Instead of the interfaith bridge, developers and supporters delivered a superhighway of grievance and false claims of discrimination. In a flash, the mosque has gone from a plan to assertions of legal right and absolute moral authority.
To merely question it is to be a bigot. It must be built or the whole country will be labeled anti-Islam. And you know what that means — kaboom!
They threaten violence, and we're accused of being intolerant.
In fairness, we can't blame this switcheroo only on the shady cast of slumlords and tax scofflaws behind the project. Mayor Bloomberg and then President Obama showed them the way by foolishly inflating a fairly routine land-use controversy into a historic test of American values.
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I haven't been keeping up with the news lately. All the political posturing around election season wears thin on me after a while. Today, I decided to find the latest news on the abhorent Ground Zero Mosque and Terrorist Community Center (GZMTCC). While there was no "news" per se, I did find an opinion column written by Michael Goodwin about a week ago. Goodwin does an admirable job of expressing my opinion and my take on the GZMTCC situation.
Essentially, if this building is supposed to be a bridge between cultural differences and if it is supposed to heal wounds, it is failing miserably and it has not even been built. Some supporters of the Ground Zero Mosque and Terrorist Community Center have also been shown to be supporters of terrorist organizations like Hamas. These same radicals decry opposition to the GZMTCC as "intolerant," and "biggotted." They cry "unfair" and now, they no longer seem to care about building bridges (not a big surprise to those of us who were concerned about the project), instead, the Ground Zero Mosque and Terrorist Community Center must be built as a show of moral authority over the hateful (non-violent) Americans who oppose it. Oh, by the way, if it doesn't get built, it will fan the flames of terrorist jihad and something "bad" could happen.
And the opinion of the one man most responsible for American security? President Obama says, "We can absorb another 9/11." I am guessing he means we can "absorb" one if it does not hit the White House. I don't know about you, but I don't care to "absorb" another radical islamofascist attack.
Goodwin is right, we have fallen down the rabbit hole. Click the link above to read the full article.