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    Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque

    Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque - Yahoo! News

    "Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing," she tweeted Sunday. (See the week's best one-liners.)

    The building's planners, the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative, have said it's modeled on religious and community centers such as the YMCA, and that the 13-story, $100 million building would also include an arts center, gym and a swimming pool, as well as a mosque. It would be two blocks away from Ground Zero.

    The project, which has become an increasingly partisan issue in New York, received a renewed burst of national attention when CBS and NBC rejected an ad from the National Republican Trust PAC that crosscut footage of the 9/11 attacks with the sounds of Muslim prayer.
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    "I felt pain of 9/11, the trauma. I got through it by believing in my city. Not through fear and hate."

    Bloomberg has defended the plan for the mosque, arguing that blocking it would impinge on religious freedom, and he's denounced calls to look into the group's funding – led by Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rick Lazio in a bid to engage his rival, Democrat Andrew Cuomo — as "un-American."
    Interesting. On one hand I agree with Palin, it feels like a provocation. On the other hand, Palin should mind her own damn business. This is a New York City issue. The Masjid Manhattan Mosque is only a few blocks away from the WTC. Muslims regularly can be seen praying OUTSIDE of the mosque when it is too busy. Is that a provocation? Not at all. Seems to me like one more issue she feels the need to cash in on. New Yorkers pride themselves in being multicultural. It should be up to them to decide whether or not the mosque is built and for what reason. Not up to politicians who pimp themselves out at every chance or their xenophobic followers around America.
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    Re: Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque

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    Interesting. On one hand I agree with Palin, it feels like a provocation. On the other hand, Palin should mind her own damn business. This is a New York City issue. The Masjid Manhattan Mosque is only a few blocks away from the WTC. Muslims regularly can be seen praying OUTSIDE of the mosque when it is too busy. Is that a provocation? Not at all. Seems to me like one more issue she feels the need to cash in on. New Yorkers pride themselves in being multicultural. They have more languages per block than most Midwestern states. It should be up to them to decide whether or not the mosque is built. Not up to politicians who pimp themselves out at every chance.
    It's only a provocation if you think Muslims and the 9/11 terrorists are actually part of the same group.
    If that is the case, you should consider whether or not this applies to the Ku Klux Klan/Army of God and Christians.
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    Re: Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque

    Whew, for a minute there I thought Palin was actually serious about running for president, but with remarks like this she's apaprently decided to take herself out of the running.

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    Re: Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque

    People still take Palin seriously?
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    Re: Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    People still take Palin seriously?
    Weak Redress. Leave it to Hatuey

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Interesting. On one hand I agree with Palin, it feels like a provocation.
    Now Thats entertainment!

    Twitter fight? Sounds like of pansy.

    DP fight. Now thats hard core.
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    Re: Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post

    Twitter fight? Sounds like of pansy.
    I admit it, I laughed.
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    Re: Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I admit it, I laughed.
    Then my work here is done
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    Re: Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque

    Juan Cole's article on this did a fairly good job of all-around destroying any hint of a point Palin was attempting to make.
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    Re: Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Juan Cole's article on this did a fairly good job of all-around destroying any hint of a point Palin was attempting to make.
    ....yeah this pretty much should end the discussion.

    edit: And one of the commenters on that blog noted that Al-Qaeda has killed more muslims than any other group. Quite a good point!
    Last edited by Deuce; 07-19-10 at 11:28 PM.
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    Re: Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's only a provocation if you think Muslims and the 9/11 terrorists are actually part of the same group.
    If that is the case, you should consider whether or not this applies to the Ku Klux Klan/Army of God and Christians.
    Would you be cool with the KKK building a monument to fallen Klansmen, a few blocks from the 16th Street Church in Brimingham?
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    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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