Friday, August 20, 2010

The Muslim mosque near Ground Zero.

Yes, they have a right, to freedom of religion, to build a mosque for prayer wherever it fits them.

Yes, others will take offense that they are planning to build a mosque so close to the site of the 9/11 disaster.

No, they shouldn’t build it now and by doing so show respect for those to whom it would offend. Show some respect.

No, those who are opposed should not expand the situation to be larger than it is. Show some respect.

Both sides have strong opinions.

What would be an Anglican/Episcopal response? Show dignity to both sides. The historic Episcopal resolution, in my humble opinion, would be to postpone the construction of the mosque. Work at a continuting dialog about Muslim and Christian faith, beliefs, and world views. In a few years most likely many of the opposition’s concerns will have moderated. At a time when feelings are not as strong I think that the mosque could be built, for the right reasons and with much less animosity.

1 comment:

trencherbone said...

As well as next month's anniversary of 9/11, there's a more imminent though lesser known Islamic anniversary - the murderous child-rape orgy at Beslan in early September 2004.

Muslim terrorists killed and tortured countless victims. Young girls were raped with gun barrels and other objects. Children were forced to drink their own urine before being executed. And to make matters worse, the MSM tried to cover up all Islamic involvement, and have done so ever since.

Both anniversaries provide grim but necessary 'teaching moments' to educate the American people about Islam. We owe it to the victims to tell the truth and clear through the Islamic lies.

The 9/11 attack wasn't an abberation caused by 'militants' who had hijacked the 'peaceful religion' of Islam. The attack was a direct consequence of standard Islamic teaching on the need to kill Harbis.

Terrorism and intimidation are essential features of Islam without which it cannot survive.

Similarly, the sadism and pedophilia of Beslan stem directly from the example set by the 'Perfect Man', the murdering, child-raping false prophet Mohammed.