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The Ground ZOT mosque must be built!!!!
The Washington Post ^ | 8/18/10 | Kathleen Parker

Posted on 08/18/2010 6:30:21 AM PDT by detritus

It is hard to imagine that anything has gone unsaid about the so-called Ground Zero mosque, but an important point seems to be missing.

The mosque should be built precisely because we don't like the idea very much. We don't need constitutional protections to be agreeable, after all.

This point surpasses even all the obvious reasons for allowing the mosque, principally that there's no law against it. Precluding any such law, we let people worship when and where they please. That it hurts some people's feelings is, well, irrelevant in a nation of laws. And, really, don't we want to keep it that way?...

...[T]he more compelling point is that mosque opponents may lose by winning. Radical Muslims have set cities afire because their feelings were hurt. When a Muslim murdered filmmaker Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam, it was because his feelings were hurt. Ditto the Muslims who rioted about cartoons depicting the image of Muhammad and sent frightened doodlers into hiding...

This is why plans for the mosque near Ground Zero should be allowed to proceed, if that's what these Muslims want. We teach tolerance by being tolerant. We can't insist that our freedom of speech allows us to draw cartoons or produce plays that Muslims find offensive and then demand that they be more sensitive to our feelings....

Nobody ever said freedom would be easy. We are challenged every day to reconcile what is allowable and what is acceptable. Compromise, though sometimes maddening, is part of the bargain. We let the Ku Klux Klan march, not because we agree with them but because they have a right to display their hideous ignorance.

Ultimately, when sensitivity becomes a cudgel against lawful expressions of speech or religious belief--or disbelief--we all lose.

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Excellent point about the rule of law and the dangers of abandoning principle and letting oneself be swept up in woh woh woh woh FEEEEEELings....
1 posted on 08/18/2010 6:30:22 AM PDT by detritus
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To: detritus

Yes, build the mosque and then allow high school graduations to begin with a prayer. Allow elementary aged children to celebrate their birthdays with cupcakes made in the shapes of crosses if they so desire and share those cupcakes with all children.


2 posted on 08/18/2010 6:33:51 AM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: detritus

You signed up to post this drivel? IBTZ


3 posted on 08/18/2010 6:34:52 AM PDT by anoldafvet (Bread lines or Assembly lines, your vote, your choice)
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To: detritus

*Radical Muslims have set cities afire because their feelings were hurt.*

I don’t know about anybody else, but it makes me desire to go into attack mode when someone threatens violence to me.

If cities are set afire then the criminals that set the fire should be executed, not placated.


4 posted on 08/18/2010 6:35:28 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: detritus
It's not about "feelings" - it's about not letting our enemies use our own laws and traditions as a stick to beat us with.

If it's about anyone's "feelings" it's about the sense of contempt and hauteur of Muslim radicals.

5 posted on 08/18/2010 6:35:39 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: detritus

good bye.


6 posted on 08/18/2010 6:36:04 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: detritus

Parker spews forth (again).


7 posted on 08/18/2010 6:36:10 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: detritus
The mosque should be built precisely because we don't like the idea very much.

I should refer to President Obama as a great big n-word precisely because the Left won't like the idea very much. In fact, I must call the president the n-word -- if I value our culture of toleration.

8 posted on 08/18/2010 6:36:21 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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We must destroy the village in order to save it?


9 posted on 08/18/2010 6:36:33 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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Sorry but I disagree, we stop it by criminalizing it - by establishing and proving that the primary intent of building this "mosque" on that particular site is an arrogant and divisive display of religious and ethnic chauvinism and profane provocation meant to willfully intimidate others and therefore has a potential to incite an immediate breach of the peace.

One's freedom or rights are not absolute, not when they infringe upon the rights or the freedoms of others.

This is an instance where one group's rights fall outside the bounds of constitutional protection.

10 posted on 08/18/2010 6:37:37 AM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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In line with Mayor Bloomberg’s “If we don’t build the mosque, the terrorists win”


11 posted on 08/18/2010 6:37:39 AM PDT by AU72
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It isn’t about feelings. It’s about recognizing the fact that this is the routine for Islamic takeover and not being STUPID when it comes to your enemies.


12 posted on 08/18/2010 6:37:41 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: 101voodoo

Think Porker will have only her feelings hurt if she tries to go into said Mosque without a burqua?


13 posted on 08/18/2010 6:38:21 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: ClearCase_guy; detritus

Great point ClearCase.

Hey, detritus, what do you say?

We allow the mosque to be built and EVERY BIT OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is dropped?

Betcha don’t support that one bit, do you?
“Tolerance” only goes one way, and that way is against conservatives.


14 posted on 08/18/2010 6:38:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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*We must destroy the village in order to save it?*

We have to set up Catholic churches and synagogues in Mecca in order to show our tolerance.

15 posted on 08/18/2010 6:39:33 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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Demanding tolerance when you yourself give none .... Islam. Been to East Jerusalem lately? Which religion is removing all remnants of all other religions? Can Hindus and Christians build a temple or church in Mecca? Rule of law and the abandonment of principles is and are immaterial when they are not being applied across the board evenly or being applied when convenient or for political expediency. =.=
16 posted on 08/18/2010 6:39:36 AM PDT by cranked
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To: detritus

Same holds true for adjacent hog processing plants. Why people don’t start attacking the Achilles heel of this cult, I just don’t understand.


17 posted on 08/18/2010 6:40:18 AM PDT by badbass
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To: detritus

Kathleen Parker continues to feel compelled to prove to the world she is an idiot.


18 posted on 08/18/2010 6:42:35 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: detritus

Thanks for posting but the Constitution says I don’t have to read Parker if I don’t want to.


19 posted on 08/18/2010 6:42:42 AM PDT by Ditter
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The mosque should be built precisely because we don't like the idea very much.

So does this mean the Moslems must allow a Catholic Cathedral to be built in Mecca precisely because they wouldn't like it very much?

Saul Alinsky says to hold your enemy to his own rules. That's what you want to do to us, Kate. Do you want to do it to the Moslems, too, or do you draw the line there?

20 posted on 08/18/2010 6:42:54 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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