RED BOX: SITE OF PROPOSED MOSQUE
If you want to live in peace with someone you don’t go around provoking them into a confrontation. If someone is upset with you, usually you try to determine if there is a valid reason for it. In this case Muslims KNOW why we are upset with their decision to exercise a “legitimate” right to build a Mosque at this site. But some are too afraid to call them out on it. It goes to the heart of all the liberal preaching we have to endure year in and year out about “sensitivity” and fear of being viewed as “offensive” by other more enlightened folk.
Muslims SHOULD know that their actions in this matter are insensitive at the least and wildly offensive and downright provocative at worst. If they care about peaceful dialogue and coexistence in America, they will reassess this decision and move this project to an area less likely to cause pain for thousands. A question I have for the liberal apologists is this: If THIS is not deemed offensive to those who suffered terrible loss on 9-11, then what exactly would be?
But I suspect they don’t care much about making peace as it is not the Muslim way. This is a victory Mosque plain and simple. A thumb in the eye of America, the “Great Satan”. The issue is not about our dedication to our principles of tolerance and religious freedom as the hand wringing left would have you believe. It is about our understanding of radical MUSLIMS and THEIR principles and beliefs and the naiveté of those who would appease them until it is too late. Muslims have historically built Mosques over conquered territory or at the sites of military victories. This latest Mosque is just Muslims being Muslims.