Monday, August 23

L.A. Times: Mosque controversy a "black eye" for the U.S.??

Headline in LA Times, August 23, 2010: "New York mosque controversy worries Muslims overseas"

Oh no! Poor babies! We wouldn't want a controversy here in the U.S. to "worry" ya.

Borzou Daragahi writes,
The heated debate across America over construction of the so-called ground zero mosque is reverberating across the globe, with the potential of creating a worldwide black eye for the United States.
Say what? Muslim fanatics destroy the two tallest skyscrapers in NYC, killing 3000 Americans; then less than a decade later Muslims want to build a mosque on a site literally hit by the wreckage...and this reporter writes that it's giving a black eye to...the United States? This is pure propaganda--totally beyond rational discourse.
Many Muslims abroad are miffed by the stateside debate...

Uh-oh, we don't wanna get those folks "miffed." Cuz when that happens, they start rioting and shit. But wait... how can that happen, when they're supposedly all "religion of peace" and...

Look! It's Brittney!
...that has grown so loud as to become a topic of discussion on talk shows and newspapers [worldwide]. The proposed Cordoba House has become a symbol of America's fraught relations with the world's 1.5 billion Muslims.
Gee, wonder how our relations with all those folks ever got so "fraught"? Could it possibly have anything to do with two attacks on the WTC, two embassy bombings, innumerable beheadings of westerners, etc? And...gee, wasn't there some common thread linking all those deaths and attacks? Hmm...it's right there on the tip of my tongue...
"Rejecting this has become like rejecting Islam itself," said Ahmad Moussalli, a professor of Islamic Studies at the American University of Beirut. "The United States has historically been distinguished by its tolerance, whereas Europe, France, Belgium and Holland have been among those who have rejected the symbolism of Islam. Embracing it will be positively viewed in the Islamic world."
Oh yeah, that'll bring those stupid Americans around: Call 'em "intolerant." Or "raaacist."

Ah, you just keep telling us how intolerant we are, you elite, Ivy-schooled LA Times editors. Keep telling us how we're just Islamophobic--ignoring the thousands of mosques here that no American has raised a finger or voice against.

Keep talking.

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