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Mosques in Manhattan [Aug. 20th, 2010|01:26 pm]
I know y'all read him, but my sweet baboo really hits it out of the park in his argument for why the Islamic Cultural Center should be allowed to be built in Manhattan.

[User Picture]From: shezan
2010-08-20 08:09 pm (UTC)
Now that's unworthy of you. I wrote specifically "extremists." That's a minority, but it's the minority we are at war with. Giving them a win on such a sensitive ground is a huge mistake. Meanwhile, moderate Muslims write against building that center just there.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-08-20 09:04 pm (UTC)
It's not giving the extremists anything. It's saying "freedom matters enough to us that we will not let fear oppress you." His argument is that Muslims should fear worshiping there. That's equally wrong.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-08-20 09:06 pm (UTC)
And if it's NOT built there, extremists are just going to point to that as proof of how much America hates Islam. We can't cater to how extremists will read it, because they will skew it to their POV in any case.
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[User Picture]From: reynai
2010-08-20 09:11 pm (UTC)
That's one of the hallmarks of extremists, based on personal experience: If there are options A and B, option A will point to them being right because of this, and option B will point to them being right because of that.

It's taken a long road getting to here (and I'm not done yet), but I've decided that I'm not going to let people who think I don't have the right to exist -- and those who think that they have the right to make me stop existing -- keep me from living my life.
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