Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A prime example of 21st century American uber political correctness

Could someone kindly tell me where the common sense in America has gone? Or the guts? Or decency?

How in the world is something like this allowed to happen?


Angry relatives of 9/11 victims last night clashed with supporters of a planned mosque near Ground Zero at a raucous community-board hearing in Manhattan.
After four hours of public debate, members of Community Board 1 finally voted 29-1 in support of the project. Nine members abstained, arguing that they wanted to table the issue and vote at a later date.
The board has no official say over whether the estimated $100 million mosque and community center gets built. But the panel's support, or lack of it, is considered important in influencing public opinion.
Holding up photos of loved ones killed in the Twin Towers and carrying signs such as, "Honor 3,000, 9/11 -- No mosque!" opponents of the proposed Cordoba House on Park Place called the plan an insult to the terror-attack victims.
"That is a burial ground," said retired FDNY Deputy Chief Al Santora, referring to the fact that victims' remains were scattered for blocks.
Santora's 23-year-old son, Christopher, was the youngest firefighter to die that day.
"I do have a problem with having a mosque on top of the site where [terrorists] can gloat about what they did," said Santora, with his wife, Maureen, by his side.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the head of the Cordoba Institute, which is in charge of the project, insisted that the site would help "bridge the great divide" between Muslims and the rest of America.
"We are Americans, we are Muslim Americans," Rauf said. "Many of us were born in the United States. We have no higher aspirations than to bring up our children in peace and harmony in this country."
But the crowd got ugly when he added, "Freedom of assembly is the right of all Americans."
Amid boos, one woman shouted, "Not at the World Trade Center!"
Rauf's wife, Daisy Khan, followed him to the microphone to pitched the planned community facility as "much needed party space and much needed venue space" for the area.
She was roundly booed.

And rightfully so.  Iman Rauf can kiss my American behind. What in the world are people thinking? It's like putting up a Nazi souvenir shop at freakin' Auschwitz! Or a Hirohito legacy museum at Pearl Harbor! I am SICK and TIRED of people bending over backwards to appease every little special interest group in this country (minus heterosexual, Christian, white males) while throwing common sense right out the window. I'm gonna blow a gasket.

I have no problem with peaceful Muslims living here in America, but seriously? Is building a mosque on the ground where their bloodcult murdered thousands of innocent people really necessary? I will say this. If this mosque is built at Ground Zero, someone will end up firebombing that puppy, mark my words.


covnitkepr1 said...

This present administration is the most Godless that America had ever encountered. That's what is wrong with America today...that and no spine to tell muslims either like America or leave her.

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fuzzys dad said...

Political Correctness will destroy America.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Perfectly stated. This is insanity.

Gorges Smythe said...

Sometimes, I'm not sure how much of this BS is political correctness, how much is sheer ignorance and how much is plain, spineless, yellow-bellied cowardice.

Anonymous said...

GROUND ZERO IMAM: “I don’t believe in religious dialogue.”

Velcro said...

Yeah, this goes beyond PC'ness to just plain stupidity. In the name of politeness were being taught to distrust and sacrifice our senses of fear, of others' trustworthiness, and of anger. Let's all play nice in the sandbox; you there, get out of the way cuz I'm going to play there next.

Silverfiddle said...

There is a virulent strain of self-loathing that runs through all liberalism: They hate babies (liberal Europe is demographically dead) they hate the culture that nurtured them, they hate mankind (putting nature above us).

This causes them to celebrate 7th century obscurantist misogynists who cut women's genitals off and chain them to the kitchen.

For this reason, liberals should never be put in charge. Their incoherent thinking will get us all killed.

They are a good nattering, nagging counterbalance that keeps conservative leadership from going to far, but that's it.

DeanO said...

Oh me - just amazing isn't it? You think there might be just a pinch of decency, American Pride and rational thinking left...just a pinch and then this. When will we stop trying to please those who hate us and take care of those who matter?