Three Views on a Mosque
Posted by Jeff Id on August 19, 2010
We all keep reading about the ground zero hundred million dollar mosque. The news writes what they allege are the mainstream views on the subject.
1 – From the perspective of Americans, it’s an issue with freedom of religion vs an issue of sensitivity to the heinous murder of thousands of people by Muslims in the name of their religion.
2 – From the overseas Muslim perspective, it is seen as a celebratory mosque for the battle victory against the great Satan.
3 – What they all miss though is the easiest point. The organizers viewpoint. From the perspective of the organizers, it’s a huge money making opportunity. It’s capitalism not fanaticism, it’s freedom to profit, not freedom to preach.
Think about it, what a brilliant business plan. The Imam just has to propose the project and play both sides from the middle. i.e. not come out against the nutjob Muslims who are happy with the murders and simultaneously promise he’s a moderate to the Americans. The Muslims overseas celebrate the huge victory contributing massive funding to build what sounds to me like the most opulent Mosque in the United States while the organizers rake in the dough. Some Americans celebrate their diversity while the rest sit dumbfounded that we’re forced to accept the insult.
But it’s about the money, and that is why the Imam cannot put the mosque anywhere else. It must be where it was started, or the funding will dry up. Why the media hasn’t reported this obvious fact is beyond me but it seems like someone should.
Every county and state has zoning laws and we do have freedom of religion, so the question becomes:
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