Logical Disconnect on the Ground Zero Victory Mosque
America is mostly tolerant of Muslims and Islam, but what they want, is some tolerance and respect in return.
Obama and the Democrats don’t see it that way. Their world view dictates that Muslims must be seen as an aggrieved party by the West and need to be accommodated whenever possible to improve any relationship.
I honestly think the right has gotten the better of this argument. The left has suddenly discovered “Freedom of Religion” in the Constitution after decades of fighting to outlaw public prayer and creches in city parks. All they can sputter that anyone who disagrees with them is a hatred-filled bigot. The right, on the other, seems to have formed a consensus that while religious freedom permits this mosque, building it so close to Ground Zero is like building a Confederate History Museum next to MLK’s Church and saying, “Hey, it’s because we want dialog and understanding.” And, BTW, shouldn’t we check the background of this group out just to make sure there’s nothing shady going on in it?