In the last week or so I have never been so ashamed to be an American. The FOX News/Talk Radio industry has been trying to “excite” it’s Tribal Neanderthal base with a fear campaign centered around a Muslim community center in a run down neighborhood two blocks from the 911 site. All this to make sure they vote in November with the added benefit of increasing ratings. This is not only morally objectionable, Constitutionally objectionable but down right treasonous. Now I don’t really hold out much hope for our misadventure in Afghanistan but this action will only further convince the people of that country that the US really is at war with Islam. And then there is the hypocrisy of FOX – or is it stupidity. John Stewart explains.
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“That Guy” indeed!
Of course the scare the tribal white people tactic may work in November. That’s the really sad part.
A brilliant statement from Mayor Michael Bloomberg:
But if we say that a mosque and community center should not be built near the perimeter of the World Trade Center site, we would compromise our commitment to fighting terror with freedom.
We would undercut the values and principles that so many heroes died protecting. We would feed the false impressions that some Americans have about Muslims. We would send a signal around the world that Muslim Americans may be equal in the eyes of the law, but separate in the eyes of their countrymen. And we would hand a valuable propaganda tool to terrorist recruiters, who spread the fallacy that America is at war with Islam.
Islam did not attack the World Trade Center — Al-Qaeda did. To implicate all of Islam for the actions of a few who twisted a great religion is unfair and un-American. Today we are not at war with Islam — we are at war with Al-Qaeda and other extremists who hate freedom.
The members of our military are men and women at arms — battling for hearts and minds. And their greatest weapon in that fight is the strength of our American values, which have always inspired people around the world. But if we do not practice here at home what we preach abroad — if we do not lead by example – we undermine our soldiers. We undermine our foreign policy objectives. And we undermine our national security.