Sun 29 Aug, 2010 07:53 pm
For or against and why?
I am not against it but I don't care if another religious structure is ever built for any religion. I am an agnostic. I will say in defense of the mosque that there are many people in the US of Islam and they are very peaceful.
I would rather see a a secular fitness center where religions are welcome to hold events rather than a cathedral, synagogue or mosque.
I think Islam Americans are peaceful except for a few terrorist wannabe's and we have had examples of even their parents and family turning them in (praise to Allah)... There are more radical terrorist Christians flooding money to persecute homosexuals and marriage equality than there are radical Islamic terrorists. Most people of Islam in general do cherish their American freedom from Sharia law. Also, (God forbid) a building can come down in minutes as we saw on 9/11 if it turns out to be a Trojan horse.
I think of Lee Boyd Malvo and his shooting spree in DC. It only takes one terrorist on the loose to wreak total havoc for weeks yet millions of US Muslims have for years since 9/11 been peaceful. We have homeland security partly to thank also... THIS is frankly the main reason why I don't mind the mosque. Foreign Muslims are often easily excited over silly Danish cartoons and such but American Muslims do demonstrate to love their residence in this country.
They have my blessing even though I do not know if I believe in any god at all. That does not mean that I do not believe that some religious freedoms can and at times should be restricted, i.e. KKK and polygamist cults etc... but for now I condone this mosque and say let bygones be bygones.
I definitely take a different approach to foreign terrorism but I think the Muslims have done a commendable job at keeping their US communities in check since 9/11.
Thank you for the link, I knew there had to be a discussion on this somewhere on a2k.
I don't support Palatine...