Thursday, August 12, 2010

To the NYC Mosque Supporters

Dear Liberals:

There has been a lot of uproar lately over a proposed mosque to be built near the sacred ground forever known as Ground Zero. You know, the same place where over 3,000 innocent people were burned, crushed, and jumped to a certain death after 19 jihadists decided to declare war on Western civilization. While most sensible people see this as an insult to what those who died on September 11, 2001, there are those of you in the 'Kumbaya' crowd who seem hell bent on making sure that the mosque is built in the name of 'tolerance'.

Do you not realize exactly what this would do to the memory of those who died? Or do you not care? Yes, our Constitution does allow freedom of religion (not freedom FROM religion). No one is saying that a mosque cannot be built anywhere else. But why build it at Ground Zero to serve as a sort of memorial to those who took so many lives because of the way we Americans live? It is the same twisted logic that has islamic symbolism being built into the Flight 93 memorial here in Pennsylvania.

You speak of tolerance and acceptance. Americans have always been accepting and tolerant of those who come to this country to become citizens and enjoy the freedoms granted to us by God. Those who perpetrated the horrific acts on 9/11 were not tolerant or accepting of the principles this country was founded on. Why is it that people who have a problem with the location of this particular mosque are labeled as intolerant? Just as you say you have the right to erect this mosque at Ground Zero, we who disagree with the idea are just as free to voice our opinions against it. The Constitution does not include the right to not be offended by an opposing view.

Here's a suggestion and maybe some food for thought while you're sipping your lattes or bowing five times a day: How about opening up the cities of Mecca and Medina to us 'infidels' (as we non-muslims are called)? From my understanding, only muslims are allowed within these cities, so why not show us how tolerant and truly peace-loving muslims are by doing this? After all, the left is constantly saying just how peaceful and tolerant islam is, so why not put your money (dollars and riyals) where your mouth is? Open up the damned cities to everyone.

Should those of you who support the idea of this mosque win out and the mosque is built on sacred ground, rest assured that it will be just another log thrown on the fire that was ignited in the hearts of those who love this country on 9/11/2001. And we will NEVER forget all the affronts made to desecrate the memory of the innocents since...including this one.

May God continue to bless this great nation and all who love the freedom it affords.

B & G


DeanO said...

We will never forget

Maggie Thornton said...

As we watch the white washing of Mr. Rauf, the instigator of this grand mosque, we take his lack of answers, and evasion of answers and we seem to need to mull it all over to decide what he does or does not mean. Such as it is with Islam.

We know who he is, what he thinks of 9/11, and we believe we know his plans for this huge meeting place of Arab men.

What is wrong with us, and especially with the Mayor of New York City, that he/we cannot see it for exactly what it is?

Nice essay!

blackandgoldfan said...

DeanO: We must never forget. Should the events of that day be forgotten, history will surely repeat itself.

blackandgoldfan said...

Maggie: Thanks! The idea of this mosque being built there is shameful. There really should be no debate about it.

I wonder if they'll let GW be buried in Mecca when he passes on...

Maggie Thornton said...

I GW would refuse to die if he knew he would be interred in Mecca-)

Just heard that Obama said tonight that Muslims have the right to build this worship center and community center wherever they want to build it, including at Ground Zero.

Of course, this was to be expected. Surely something inside the building will be dedicated to this president.

Bungalow Bill said...

Good letter!

blackandgoldfan said...

Thanks, BB! (((hugs)))