When the Intolerant Ask for Tolerance

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Whoever isn’t against us is for us. Mark 9:40 (GW)

World Trade Center site.
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Seems like a contradiction doesn’t it? How can someone who is intolerant to your beliefs ask you to be tolerant of theirs? How can you allow yourself to be bullied into thinking that someone who does not tolerate you can be reasoned with or trusted? It is their desire to change your belief to theirs not learn about yours. If past actions speaks volumes then unless those past actions are condemned by the person or persons who committed them how is it that all of a sudden they are exonerated? In other words if they are against us how can they be for us?

A lot has been written and discussed about the proposed Muslim Mosque being planned near ground zero in New York City. The one side says that it is an outreach or an attempt to form better relations between us and them. The other side says that it is an abomination to the memory of those who were slaughtered on 9-11 and of course there are varying opinions between these two sides.

Common sense dictates that if your intention is to build a bridge to mend harmful relationships you do not poke the eye of the person you are trying to build a bridge to. If the real intent of this “mosque” was to mend the wound caused by 9-11 then why are they so intent on causing unrest in the very people they intend to reach out to?

In my opinion, the best thing those proposing this mosque could do is use the money slated for this eyesore to pay the victims families for the horror they had to endure as a result of adherents to their religion. Building a mosque only honors the Muslim religion and does nothing for those who suffered at the hands of that religion.

Someone stated the site is to be used more ‘as a cultural center rather than a religious facility, to help to heal some of the wounds caused by a handful of fanatics.’ After all one person concludes, “We’ve mended fences with the citizens of Japan, and we can do the same with Muslims.”

A cultural center could be built by the city and not by some “secret” Muslim backed group if the intent was to educate the people. I do not think the people of New York City need anyone telling them anything about 9-11! They lived through it. In fact the people of New York are telling anyone who will listen that this Mosque is a bad idea! Why aren’t their views considered in the debate. They are simply dismissed as intolerant or bigoted.

As far as mending fences with Japan we did that without building a Shinto center honoring Emperor Hirohito at Pearl Harbor.

There would have to be a change of attitude toward us before I would consider changing my attitude toward radical Muslims. After all they declared ‘jihad’ on us and as far as I know that has not changed. If they are seeking tolerance from us then they need to be tolerant of us. Since Islam has not redacted it’s stance toward us, and it considers America to be the “Great Satan” then personally I do not see why we need to turn a blind eye to this obvious “in your face” symbol of intolerance. They desire for us to accommodate them after they have proven their distaste for America and our way of life. Didn’t 9-11 teach us anything?

Granted there are many American Muslims in our nation who love this nation and who are quite happy living here. There are many who have assimilated into the American lifestyle and have adapted to our ways. However the Inman responsible for the Cordoba project in New York does not happen to be one of these.

I know this sounds harsh but I am offended that anyone would even try to justify this whole absurd idea that a Mosque is a fitting symbol for mending fences at “ground zero.” It is a slap in the face! If no one else will say it then I will. No Mosque, no way, no how, for no reason! I learned all I needed to learn about radical Muslims on 9-11 and since we are still at war with adherents to that religion in Afghanistan and to a lessor degree in Iraq this whole mosque thing makes no sense to me. This is however just a view from the nest.

But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31 (BBE)

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