Anti-Muslim Bigotry: The New Flavor of the GOP

researchok8/10/2010 12:11:08 pm PDT

re: #40 tradewind

I don’t know… but evidently the Muslim Canadian MP Raheel Raza, who is opposing the project, has some ideas. And democrats are not exactly standing up… they’re saying as little as possible.

Raheel Raza has voiced an opinion which may or may not have merit.

That opinion changes nothing. The Islamic Center has the right to build where they want as long as they do not violate any laws or regulation. It bears remembering that not too long ago Jews, Seventh Day Adventists and even Catholics faced stiff opposition when they wanted to establish Houses of Worship and a presence in some neighborhoods.

The Cordoba House will establish itself as an asset or detriment to the community around it based on their actions and beliefs. They will author their own destiny. If they choose to voice ideas and opinions that are offensive they will bear the well earned wrath of all of New York City residents. If they voice ideas and opinions that embrace tolerance, peace and non violence, they will be celebrated.