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GZ Mosque Supporters Demand Tolerance

From those relentless defenders of the faith at Reuters:

Muslim center dispute sparks New York rallies

By Edith Honan And Chris Michaud
August 22, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Supporters and opponents of a proposed Muslim cultural center and mosque near the World Trade Center site rallied in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, kept blocks apart by a heavy police presence.

The emotionally charged dispute has taken on national political significance, with Republicans using the issue to attack President Barack Obama ahead of midterm elections where his Democrats are fighting to retain control of Congress…

Once again, our media masters try to portray objections to the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ as a Republican plot to snatch power from the innocent Democrats.

The center, which would include a prayer room, has ignited fierce debate between those who say its proposed location is insensitive and fear it will harbor religious extremism and those who back it based on the principle of religious tolerance and understanding.

Again, notice that half the time our watchdog media seeks to portray this as a mere tiny “prayer room.” And the other half of the time we are told it must be built because of the hundreds of thousands of Muslims in lower Manhattan who have nowhere else to pray.

Hundreds of opponents chanted "No Mosque," sang patriotic songs and waved photographs of violent attacks by Islamic extremists.

One sign read: "Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all the terrorists were Muslim."

Around the corner, supporters of the center chanted: "We don’t care what bigots say, religious freedom is here to stay."

And these people are supposed to be supporters of the center? It sounds to us like they are anti-Muslim.

After all, who are more bigoted about religion, who are more opposed to religious freedom — than Muslims?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “GZ Mosque Supporters Demand Tolerance”

  1. canary says:

    UK cemetery bars burials of all but Muslims

    4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire, and in not one of them can a non-Muslim be buried.

    A COUNCIL was accused last night of responding to the local government strike by barring burials at its cemetery for anyone who was not Muslim. Funeral directors who attempted to arrange Christian interments at the council-run cemetery in Blackburn, Lancashire, were told that it would be closed throughout yesterday due to the industrial action.

    Families were forced to re-arrange funeral plans and other mourners were told that they would not be allowed to visit the cemetery to read its book of remembrance.

    Undertakers were subsequently outraged to discover that the closure would apply only to Christian burials.

    The local authority had ruled that an emergency service would be provided for Muslims, who — by religious tradition — must be buried as soon as possible after their death.
    4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashireoner be barred from making an examination because the procedure will “delay” the burial?

    think that a city owned cemetery couldn’t deny a Christian burial.

    Allowing them to bury their dead in the soil of Dar’al harb will only encourage them in their misguided belief that they have a legal claim to all of the infidel lands.

    Here is another desert rule – from the desert religion – a body must be buried the next day because of the desert heat. No?
    Jihad Watch

    Visiting & Mourning anyone who died in 9/11, shows no tradition, of why building the ground 0 mosque is connected out any mourning the muslims may have for their still not identified muslims that pretend to mourn.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Oh…….you mean the same tolerance Muslims show Christians?
    The same tolerance they want to show the families that lost loved ones on 9 / 11 @ the site of the World Trade Towers?
    The same tolerance they demand that they do not show to other human beings?

    I spit on your “DEMAND.”

  3. tranquil.night says:

    Like I said earlier, let’s make that whole area Tolerance Street. Community centers for nudists, cult anarchists & nihilists, crazy hillbillies. California has some extra child and sexual predators we can loan, and certainly plenty of illegal immigrant thugs, smugglers, murderers.

    I’m also on board with John’s idea. Pork butchery – a grand one. A butchery and religious center for those who demand the freedom to worship the Pig.

    EDIT: Reading over this, my only fear would be that they’d community organize.

    EDIT #2: They already have. The Democrat Party. -_-

  4. beautyofreason says:

    “We don’t care what bigots say, religious freedom is here to stay.”

    Yeah, you think they would be referencing the bigotry of opening the mosque on September 11th and it’s imam’s support for Shariah law.

  5. Right of the People says:

    “The center, which would include a prayer room,”

    I notice that they forget to mention the exploding vest and the car bomb building rooms.

    Must have been a typo.

  6. Reality Bytes says:

    WHEN AN ENTIRE ZIP CODE (10048) – ALL 12 million sq ft more than 1/4 mile high collapses at 120mph

    We’re talking about 275 acres crashing around or on to another 10 million sq ft (1 Liberty Plaza & the World Financial Center) AT 120 MPH!!!!

    Killing by the way over 2,700 people all at once (or worse, some after days or weeks of being hopelessly buried)

    Now what moron wants to argue that two blocks away isn’t Ground Zero?!!!!

  7. wardmama4 says:

    Ok – think I did this before but I feel it needs to keep being beaten into minds as much as the bs that the JournoLists beat us with their drivel:

    1) if there is no mosque being built – how can this be about ‘freedom of religion’ and since this is not about muslims being denied the right to worship and/or being forced from NYC -again how is this about ‘freedom of religion’? Also how come ‘muslims in Manhatten need a place to pray – in the first story on this (Muslim prayer center near Ground Zero Dec 2009) – yet it is described as an ‘overflow’ prayer center for a mosque (Al Farah at 245 West Broadway in TriBeCa) can this Ground Zero mosque not be a mosque?

    2) Given that

    One of the two buildings on Park Place is owned by Con Edison, even though Soho Properties told officials and the public that it owns the entire parcel. And any potential sale by Con Ed faces a review by the state Public Service Commission.


    “We never heard anything about Con Ed whatsoever,” said a stunned Julie Menin, the chairwoman of Community Board 1, which passed a May resolution supporting the mosque…

    from Muslims only own half WTC mosque site (Aug 2010) and then there is this throwaway line (from Muslim prayer center near Ground Zero Dec 2009)

    The Sept. 11, 2001, attack killed 2,752 people downtown and doomed the five-story building at 45 Park Place, two blocks north of the World Trade Center, keeping it abandoned for eight years

    – makes me wonder – how many are going to realize that ‘eight years’ goes to 9/11/01 and two – how come the JournoLists did not mention that it had been abandoned for a long time – maybe because it was being used previously to 9/11/01 and due to the damage of 9/11/01 then became ‘abandoned’. According to the article (Muslims only own half) the lease (Con Ed) is until 2071 – that is a lot of money needed to buy out that lease (or are they going to use ‘right to freedom of religion’ to force Con Ed to give up their half of the building?) – and it goes to the lie – that they own the building – and thus mutes the ‘property rights’ argument.

    Seems to me that these two aspects alone (without even going into the lies, distortions and other cover ups in funding, what a moderate, conciliatory imam is doing supporting hamas etc) and how this is simply appropriate in any sense of the word at all.

    The Left, Dems and JournoLists use the Constitution (and rights therein) and more importantly polls – to pound into the minds of the stupid masses that the ‘majority’ want something slimy, despicable and depraved to become a reality – but when 70% of America declares to build the Ground Zero mosque somewhere else/anywhere else or 86% declares themselves Christian or 40% call themselves Conservative (as opposed to 21% liberal) – they just totally ignore it and go on their merry way.

    BTW – here is a great song to make the point I’m doing a terrible job of doing:


    Per the video – from now on I shall sign myself off as

    I am a Proud American Infidel and God Help America

    • wardmama4 says:

      Need to add this to my list
      3) When NYC allows the Greek Orthodox Church (St. Nicholas) destroyed in attack by radical terrorist who happened to be muslim on 9/11/01 to rebuild and when NYC allows a Christian Church (Bronx Household of Faith) to have a meeting place on weekends which they have been requesting for 15 years – then we can begin to talk about a Ground Zero mosque and the First Amendment and yes of course tolerance and perhaps a wee bit of discussion on hypocrisy

      God Help America
      A Proud American Infidel

  8. Tater Salad says:

    Islam is taking over the world and it is now America’s turn to fall:

    Very Important to know this before it is to late:


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