And yet here's another blog entry about a planned Mosque getting erected in some location that is clearly pissing people off since it's too close to ground zero. Our own version of Mecca, it appears.
Here we are just a couple of days till the anniversary. Oh don't tell me you forgot... And what's there to talk about other than how those crazy Mosque are taking over the place. It leads one to wonder if America is really that land to go for freedom of religion. Is America Islamophobic?
That should be like the National Geographic magazine that had the question about evolution being wrong, and have it that when you fold out the cover the other half has YES written on it. Or even better, the cover should simply say America is Isalmophobic because that's the truth and not a we're-just-asking-question dodge on the issue.
Don't you know that you can't build your Mosque on this property you purchased, Don't you know that So Cal is hallowed ground! That Mosque is only two blocks away from where Lindsey Lohan passed out once!
It feels like the worst thing about this whole ordeal is all the strained metaphors used. Well, maybe not the worst thing, but they're still pretty fucking dumb. The article goes on with a lot of choice quotes.
Pastor Bill Rench, whose Calvary Baptist Church sits just across the cul de sac from the mosque site, says Islam and Christianity are like "oil and water" and that Islam is "intolerant at its core". He argues that when Islam becomes dominant in a society, "you also see a repression of freedom of speech and religious expression.
How about the fact that the Christian bible is in every hotel and motel from East to West coast. So whenever you're fucking your hooker or just taking a nap from a long day driving, you have a dominate religion putting itself in your life. Why is that never touched upon.
Yes, this religion may have a few followers, but you're still top fucking dog on the totem pole and perhaps you shouldn't get bent out of shape if someone else wants to play in the sand box of make believe bearded higher powers in the sky.
The proposed 25,000-square-foot mosque would be approximately the same size as the churches next door and hold between 150 to 300 worshipers, say mosque officials and city planners.
Ron Patterson, 65, says a lady recently canvassed his nearby neighborhood with a petition to stop the mosque. She told him that 3,000 people would be attending the mosque with services three times a day. The retired mailman signed because he is concerned about increased traffic and about possible religious extremists. "I am sure most mosques are perfectly fine, but it is a natural concern." Patterson says he thinks the mosque will be built. "If the city says okay, what are you going to do? It's freedom of speech and religion."
Now if that doesn't have some production values, I don't know what does. Oh, did you think I was done with the quotes? Ha! Not by a long shot. Look at this one;
Pastor Bill Rench, whose Calvary Baptist Church sits just across the cul de sac from the mosque site, says Islam and Christianity are like "oil and water" and that Islam is "intolerant at its core". He argues that when Islam becomes dominant in a society, "you also see a repression of freedom of speech and religious expression.You know the saying about when you point one finger, four more point back? Yeah.. look who's the intolerant one in that above statement.
Just saying. I'm surprised he could say it with a straight face. And over in New York this next fox news tag line had me rolling.
"Protesters will be gathering soon at the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque...... but what they don't know is that there are already Muslims praying inside!"My, I sure hope those Muslims don't pray that something bad happens to the protesters! That would not be good for business. This one really gets me.
- Fox News
Brooklyn plumber Steve Ayling says the people who want to build the project are the same ones who "took down the twin towers." Nearby, several hundred people who support the mosque chanted "Muslims are welcome here. We say no to racist fear."Maybe they should hold the protest at ground zero. That why they can't actually see the Mosque. Oh noes! A second protester has just hit the Park51 complex with his fat fingered fist! This is definitely not an accident!
I'm not sure how I would be able to go to one of these protests and keep a straight face.
"Opponents of the $100 million project two blocks from the World Trade Center site appeared to outnumber supporters. Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" blared over loudspeakers as mosque opponents chanted, "No mosque, no way!"Seriously? I mean.. seriously?! I wonder if Springsteen kicks himself for that song being completely misinterpreted by about 90% of people, or if he's just smugly satisfied with the irony. These things make you think.
I sure love me some pictures with extra background irony going on there.
CHRISTIANITY = 2000 YEARS OF: MURDER! RAPE! SLAVERY! BIBLE = TERROR MANUAL!
POPE = TERRORIST!
PROOF: LAST TWO MILLENIA OF WESTERN HISTORY,
CHURCH = TERROR TOWER!
And Nancy, did you really need to do this?
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants to look into who is funding the opposition to a proposed Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York.
The California Democrat on Wednesday said Muslim leaders have the right to build a proposed Islamic center, including a mosque, two blocks from the World Trade Center site and that the decision should be made by local leaders. But she says she wants to know who is paying for the $100 million project and who is funding the fervent opposition to the plan.
Pelosi's office released the statement after she told San Francisco radio station KCBS that opponents are trying to politicize the project. She told the station she wants to know, "How is this being ginned up?"
Or we could just wait till the red neck hicks burn them all down.. *Update* He canceled it.. maybe?
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Federal investigators said Friday that a suspicious fire that damaged construction equipment at the site of a future mosque in Tennessee was arson and offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
The blaze frightened members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, which has found its plans to build a new mosque drawn into a fierce debate surrounding a proposed Islamic community center two blocks from Manhattan's ground zero.
Firefighters had said there was a strong smell of diesel from the fire that engulfed the cab of a dump truck last weekend, and authorities found fresh fuel pooled under a second dump truck, according to an incident report from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.
Yeah. I'm so glad those religious types keep strict to their religion and are kind to their fellow man. But at least they're keeping busy burning books....
Gainesville church planning ‘Burn the Quran Day’ is denied permit, but plans to do it anyway.
The ironically named Dove World Church — whose pastor, Terry Jones, has written a book called “Islam Is Of The Devil,” which is also emblazoned on a sign outside the institution — is planning to host “International Burn A Quran Day” on September 11. But the radical church ran into a new roadblock yesterday as Gainesville city officials “denied a burn permit” for the church for the event, effectively telling them doing so would be illegal. The church, undeterred, sent out an e-mail to supporters promising to hold the burning event anyway:
Gainesville officials denied a burn permit for a church that plans to burn copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The Gainesville church, the Dove World Outreach Center, has a history of inflammatory comments and campaigns against Islam and remained defiant despite the burn permit denial.
In an e-mail sent out Wednesday, the church said, “City of Gainesville denies burn permit – BUT WE WILL STILL BURN KORANS.”
Under the city’s fire protection ordinances, the open burning of books is not allowed. The city’s fire chief, Gene Prince, told a local news station that the “church will be fined if it holds the book burning.” Mayor Craig Lowe, who has in the past referred to the church as a “tiny fringe group and an embarrassment to our community,” told The Gainesville Sun that he supports the officials’ in denying the book burning. “Based upon the law and the ordinances that have been set forward by the city of Gainesville, I support and respect the decision,” he said.
I wonder if the police will step in and put a halt to it or just watch idly and stop anyone else from putting a halt to it.
Is it really that bad of me to hope that they ignite the pile of books too close to their church and the wind will suddenly pick up and start their church on fire? Or maybe if you give them a pile of bibles printed in Arabic and let them go at it burning them, only telling them afterward what the ugly secret is when they're standing over the pile of ashes, that would sure be funny.
What's the chances that these books are constructed of materials that release highly toxic gases when burned. Do I really have a serious problem with a church from doing it? Well, it would be contradictory of me to stop their freedom to do something stupid. I guess in the end it's just a mean thing to do and goes to show what we already know... that we're not very tolerant.