Anti-Muslim Bigotry: The New Flavor of the GOP

Charles Johnson8/10/2010 12:07:14 pm PDT

re: #74 ShaunP

Broken down to it’s simplest form, the argument over the mosque is that we shouldn’t allow the people that destroyed the WTC build in the general vicinity. Considering the varied nature of Islam, that is a flawed argument. To say that the people building this mosque had anything to do with 9/11 is flat out wrong.

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 agree that there are some people who may be unaware that their opposition to the mosque is based on prejudice, either because they’re ignorant about the facts or because they don’t care about the facts. But I’m not sure that’s a valid excuse. If you don’t know the facts, continuing to spout an ignorant position is at best irresponsible, at worst an indication of, yes, bigotry.