Her Bigoted, Ignorant Rantings Hurt America

In New York City, a Muslim cleric named Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, a man who reportedly has been using his time and influence to build bridges of understanding between Muslims and Christians here in the US,  has been pushing for an Islamic Center in lower Manhattan.  This building would be based on the 92nd Street Y in upper Manhattan, a Jewish facility that has been a leading center for the promotion of Jewish-Christian co-operation for decades.  (That's YM/W H A)

This Islamic Center is backed by the Mayor of New York City, a Republican  and the Governor of New York State, a Democrat.

This facility would be known as the Cordoba House -- named after the city of Cordoba in Spain that was a model of peaceful co-existence of Muslims, Christians and Jews throughout the Middle Ages.

Sarah Palin, in a tweet last month from Alaska called on “peaceful Muslims” to “refudiate” the “ground-zero mosque” because it would “stab” American hearts.

HOW SO?  It certainly doesn't stab at my heart and I am a christian American.  It certainly does not stab at the heart of those Muslim Americans who died on September 11, 2001.  It certainly does not stab at the heart of those muslim Americans now paying taxed or serving in our Armed Forces.  It certainly does not stab at the heart of all those Americans who know that the Taliban and Al-Queda are fringe elements in the Muslim world.  It certainly does not stab at the heart of Americans who support an America that recognizes its citizens come from all around the world and practice many different faiths.

It DOES stab at the heart of ALL Americans who favor intelligent, grammatical political discourse.

Perhaps Ms. Palin has forgottent the fact that the US is engaged in fighting terrorism, not in re-fighting the Crusades.  We are NOT at war with the Islamic faith... and we are NOT at war with out own Constitution which guarantees freedom of Religion and seperation of Church (or Mosque or Synagogue) and State.

Go back to Alaska, Sarah... intelligent Americans "refudiate" you.


SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl
26-30, F
6 Responses Aug 10, 2010

Listen dizzy... what happens in Afghanistan has NOTHING to do with what happens in the US. I do not judge American Muslims by what the Taliban do, anymore than I judge all Christians by what the idiot members of the Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas do. This kind of attitude is just bigoted.

Too bad indeed!

She appeals to an atavistic know-nothing nativism.... it appeals to the baser instincts of people.

She appeals to prejudice in people, somehow legitimizing it. A dangerous appeal.

I'm English and I hate the woman, she needs to go back under her rock and let the grown ups talk.

The depressing thing is that it seems that a reasonably large number of people take Palin seriously. Perhaps this is an application of the dictum announced by a Republican Senator in the 1970s (I believe Senator Hruska of Nebraska speaking in support of one of Nixon's failed Supreme Court nominations) that "stupid people are entitled to some representation."