No it's not an assumption it is based on the available evidence, this Imam has stated that the U.S. was partially responsible for the 9-11 attacks and that OBL was made in the USA he said that less than 3 weeks after the attacks, likewise he refuses to condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization and support a Sharia compliant U.S. legal system.This is an assumption and an example of typical conservative paranoid delusion. The sky is falling! Everyone is after us!
If they were interested in building bridges they wouldn't build the Mosque because it is having the exact opposite effect. If they were interested in building bridges they would have built a memorial to the victims of 9-11 or a multicultural community center rather than an Islamic community center. They are not interested in building bridges as made evidently clear by their actions and their stubborn refusal to change their mind as a result of the reaction to those actions.
Could they have thought of a better way to "build bridges"? Maybe.
Then why didn't they build a multicultural center with a mosque, a church, a synagogue, hindu temple etc? No they built a Mosque doubling as an Islamic community center. Islamic as in non-Muslims need not apply.I remember when I was a kid there was another kid in my class and we hated each other. Anyway, so the teacher thought it would be a great idea to sit us next to each other in the class. I guess she figured it would force us to be around each other and talk and that we'd realize the other person wasn't so bad after all. Did it work? No. But I'm not naive or paranoid enough to believe that she was doing that to "spite" us.
But hey way to address the points I made, I understand that defense of the indefensible is tuff which is why you must resort the red-herrings.
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If so, I don't think you quite understood it. It is not what you claim and not particular radical at all.
Nor is either of the other two claims what you say either. He denounces the terrrorist attacks clearly, but much like MLK, who called the US the greatest preyor of violence in the world today, he acknowledges that we have made errors. Only someone radical concerning the US would not admit to that. No one says that excuses 9/11 or terrorist attacks, and they shouldn't, but honesty requires acknowledgement of our own sins as well.
Frankly, this iman seems far less radical than what you're arguing.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
How come no one protests the Pentagon for having a mosque?
Originally Posted by Jerry
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.