Fox News reported yesterday (via AP), “Obama Comes Out in Favor of Allowing Mosque Near Ground Zero”
Hell, even the headline pisses me off. “Obama Comes Out in Favor of …?? Our Islamist sympathizer in chief (no caps cause he doesn’t rate it … he is after all “anti-capitalist”), has always been pro-Islam. It has shown up in his speeches, his physical actions/body language, and in the deeds of his administration concerning the middle east. So how on earth, can he be “Coming out” in favor of anything, when that modifier implies at least a reasonably high chance he has applied some time in weighing the pros and cons, before making a public statement. (Hopefully after having arrived at a sound and reasoned conclusion.) It would also imply that there was some (reasonable or expected) doubt about which side of this issue he would lend the support of the oval office to. In both these cases, Obama’s stance was so much a given as to have been a no brainer. A more accurate statement would have omitted “Comes out”, and been much more to the point.
“As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country,” … “That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances,” he said. “This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable.”
In and of itself, the above is a true statement. A point of view one would hope all our Presidents would hold as a core belief. One could even argue this is similar to what the American Nazi Party did when they marched through Skokie Illinois, ostensibly for the reasons of exercising their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, when in reality all they wanted to do was soundly tweak the noses of the largely Jewish population of Skokie, and get away with it. The incident in Skokie was just that, an incident. It came and went, and once it was done, there was no victory by the idiots who marched, the only victory to be had was in the noble act of restraint, shown by the townsfolk, in honoring the Constitution. The fools who marched only showed themselves to be what they were, for any and all to see in the light of day. But it passed.
The Islamists, with their lies, their designs of tearing down this country-it’s culture-it’s history-and it’s government, along with the bands of useful idiots who actively or passively allow them to reach ever closer in achieving their aspirations, seek not “just an incident”, or an event. They won’t be trying to “tweak the nose” of the local townsfolk. They seek to kick them in the groin … repeatedly, and as often as possible.
Yes, there is a large level of religious tolerance in this country. But there is a limit as to what is permissible, given the standards of our culture. Allowing this mosque to be built, even seriously entertaining such a thought, cheapens what we are as a culture and as a people. It becomes not a case of honest tolerance and attempts to understand that which is different or alien to our culture. Rather, it shows the instigators, we are willing to appease, to give up bit by bit, that which mark us as a culture. And once the first step is successfully taken, there will be more down the road, until we are no longer a unique culture of our own, but one part of a larger parcel … one which prostrates itself, bowing to Mecca.