You “liberals” are the saddest bunch of all. This is not an issue
about the constitutional right to religion, this is the propriety of
rubbing salt into the wounds of so many. Reid, who is usually wrong
about so much, so-much as said so himself and he is certainly not a
conservative (though usually he has his head up his liberal hole).
No one said that the muslim religion can’t be proacticed, it is a question of whether THIS location sets the best example of “
consideration” as a tolerant religion (my god, they kill people of
their own faith by stoning). Now there is something the liberals can
identify with, its a lot like abortion as a way of showing tolerance of
womens rights to choose!
Talk about hypocrits!
You’re right, the majority of Muslims are good people. In fact,
estimates are that only 1% of Muslims are radical. Do the math. That’s
not a few thousand. It’s 12 million!
This issue has ZERO to do with religious liberties. It has to to do with LOCATION and that SENSITIVTY the left so cares about.
This is no different than building a Japanese religious icon next to the Arizona monument in the sacred waters of Pearl Harbor.
Chapman’s column is actually quite good, harkening back to when Republicans were a major voice for the rights of Arabs and Muslims. Back to when a certain Republican governor from Texas, running for president, actually challenged the legality of secret evidence in immigration trials. It seems like a million years ago now.
Most of the time, when local authorities throw up roadblocks before
unwanted religious groups, they do so in a way designed to conceal
their real motive. Here, though, the critics object to the center
precisely because it involves Muslims doing nothing more than
practicing their religion.
There is nothing covert or subtle about the opponents’ motives. To stop
the building on the grounds that Islam has no place near ground zero
would clearly defy the law’s ban on religious discrimination.
That prohibition is a credit largely to conservatives who understood
the dangers of putting religion at the mercy of government. The law was
an effort by Republicans (and manyDemocrats) to protect the rights of believers — especially despised minorities.
Just crazy, the world we used to live in.