Saturday, July 31, 2010


It's the weekend.  I'm enjoying my morning tea while reading the New York Times.  And I come across this article:

Debate Heating Up on Plans for Mosque Near Ground Zero

And I can't help but comment on this.  This makes me so sad.  Can't we all just get along?  Really?  No matter your thoughts about having a Muslim anything near Ground Zero, the point is that the ADL really didn't think this one through, and their position (which is so inconsistent with who they are and what they stand for) is giving credence to fear-mongers across the country.  And I am disgusted that politicians are using this issue to further their campaigns.  Lastly (because I know you've had enough of me by now), I am most hurt by the sentiment.  Hurt that this is what most Americans think of their Muslim co-workers, friends and neighbors.  It's all fine and dandy to talk about tolerance and interfaith gestures but at the end of the day we still think of MODERATE Muslims as outsiders.

It just doesn't sound very American to me.

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