Anti-Muslim Bigotry: The New Flavor of the GOP

CuriousLurker8/10/2010 12:17:24 pm PDT

re: #74 ShaunP

IMO, opposition is coming in three forms: 1) there are people that honestly don’t see that the argument is bigoted at its base (likely most), 2) bigots pushing the agenda (Geller/Spencer) and 3) people who see that the mosque itself isn’t an issue, but feel that in order to keep the bigots in their little hidey holes, it’s bad for muslim relations (IMO, that is Raza’s segment)…

I have to disagree with that last part, based on this statement by Raza:

The fact we Muslims know the idea behind the Ground Zero mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation to thumb our noses at the infidel. The proposal has been made in bad faith and in Islamic parlance, such an act is referred to as “Fitna,” meaning “mischief-making” that is clearly forbidden in the Koran.

I personally “know” no such thing. She’s feeding the Geller meme and trying to make it sound legit by tossing around words like “fitna”.