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Archive for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Build mosque elsewhere, Reid urges

August 17, 2010

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— The Senate’s top Democrat on Monday came out against plans to build a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, moving away from President Barack Obama on the controversial election-year issue.

Locked in a tight race, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid became the highest profile Democrat to respond to Obama, who last week backed the right for the developers to build a mosque near ground zero. Since his comments Friday, the Democratic president and his aides have worked to explain the statement, which drew criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike.

Critics have said the location of the mosque is insensitive because the terrorists who struck were Islamic extremists. The plans call for a $100 million Islamic center two blocks from where almost 3,000 people perished when hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

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cato_the_elder 4 years, 4 months ago

The good news is that thanks to Obama's radical agenda the right is quickly becoming the center, which is reflective of the fact that America as a whole, not counting college and university communities and certain urban enclaves, is a center-right country. Reid, who has the words "entrenched incumbent" tattooed on his forehead, is fighting for his political life against a not particularly impressive opponent. Liberal pundits who've said that the Ground Zero issue is important only to New Yorkers are either seriously naive or are deluding themselves.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 4 months ago

Clearly, it's not of importance only to New Yorkers. It's become a major issue for reactionary, racist demagogues, and teabaggers in general, and therefore politicians who are currently in close elections.

Gene Wallace 4 years, 4 months ago

Would you call your Mother a "Teabagger", if she attended Tea Party events? The word "teabagger" is defined as "someone who orally manipulates a male's scrotum". Nancy Pelosi and other "progressive" liberals have KNOWINGLY used this term to describe the Tea Party people. It's just another way you Progressive Bozos use obscene and profane name calling to insult Patriotic Americans.

Jim Phillips 4 years, 4 months ago

So, what's your spin on the why Bloomberg and company won't let the Orthadox Greeks rebuild, that's rebuild, the church that was destroyed during the attack against America, yet they encourage the Muslims to build a mosque there?

Cody Ochs 4 years, 4 months ago

Technically, it is the Port Authority holding up the building of the Orthodox church. And while the Orthodox church is actually on "ground zero," the planned mosque is not. It is blocks away (and so out of the Port Authority's jurisdiction).

To paraphrase Disraeli 'There are three kinds of lies:Lies, damned lies, and "facts."'

Jim Phillips 4 years, 4 months ago

I stand corrected on the roadblock. However, my point is still the same. Where is the outrage on this issue?

mr_right_wing 4 years, 4 months ago

Just like everyone else on here besides you, right?

jaywalker 4 years, 4 months ago

Considering the way you post, that includes yourself, Defender. Feel sorry for ya, sincerely.

jaywalker 4 years, 4 months ago

He's really rather sad, don't ya think, Apple?

Jimo 4 years, 4 months ago

Wow, Reid sinks to John McCain's level of pandering and self-refutation. Given that his opponent seems to be one lose screw short of an insane asylum, Reid's polling must be quite disturbing.

Liberty275 4 years, 4 months ago

I'm not surprised to see reid pandering. He'd earn more respect if he were just a racist.

IndusRiver 4 years, 4 months ago

Critics have said the location of the mosque is insensitive because the terrorists who struck were Islamic extremists.

And this has been proven beyond all shadow of a doubt?

Only the CIA goes around toppling governments, folks. Only the CIA can pull off a 9/11, not Third World mountain people.

Cait McKnelly 4 years, 4 months ago

I am so sick of this. This thing isn't even a mosque to begin with and it's four blocks away. You can't even see it from Ground Zero and Ground Zero can't be seen from it. What's truly ironic is that there is a REAL mosque right across the street from Ground Zero. It was established in the early 90's before the WTC was even built. Not a single soul has said a word about it. **We need to create an issue!!! It's an election year!!! We have elections in less than three months!!!* What a tempest in a teapot!

mbulicz 4 years, 4 months ago

Where's the uproar over the Christian church and commemorative crosses at the Oklahoma Federal Building bomb site?

The Shinto temple next to Pearl Harbor?

The mosque in the Pentagon?

The US base at Hiroshima?

All equally stupid non-issues. The republicans have had four years to come up with a new campaign strategy, but unfortunately it seems they just recycled "be scared of brown people" from the last election.

mbulicz 4 years, 4 months ago

To be fair, we've been building 'Ground Zeroes' next to Iraqi mosques since 2003.

1029 4 years, 4 months ago

Clearly, this mosque should not be built! Sometimes an issue comes along and as a country we need to know when to put the Constitution aside when determining how to handle the situation. This is one of those times when it would just be foolish to allow such a mosque to be built just because of something written hundreds of years ago by people who didn't live long enough to see the rise of these evil-doers and understand how much they hate America. For once I have to agree with a leftist liberal lunatic... Reid is right: No Mosque at Ground Zero. Period.

Chris Golledge 4 years, 4 months ago

There isn't really a conflict between what Reid said and what Obama said. Obama says the owners of the property have a right to put a mosque there; Reid says it's not really a good idea. In this country, there are a number of ways we can exercise our rights that aren't necessarily good ideas.

Pick any religion; there are those who say they are part of that religion that the majority of followers will want nothing to do with. Banning mosques near ground zero because of what the bombers did would be like banning Catholic churches near any place the IRA conducted an attack.

IndusRiver 4 years, 4 months ago

The Santa Sophia

Hagia Sophia exterior 2007 002.jpg

Hagia Sophia exterior 2007 002.jpg


Christian Crusaders found that the Byzantine Empire was highly advanced and civilized....so much more than they....so they took the best of it as if it were always rightfully theirs.

They were wrong. They're wrong now.

puddleglum 4 years, 4 months ago

I usually worship pudding instead of going to a mosque, but I just finished up eating a jello brand 'mousse temptations' pudding and I need to let everyone know how much it sux. do yourself a favor-don't buy this crap.

I am very beautiful, but this dessert was just horrible, even my presence couldn't save it. what was I thinking? Ray Charles could even see that this was just some kind of marketing ploy to get rid of some old, junky pudding.... deng.

Jim Phillips 4 years, 4 months ago

I just figured out how to stop the mosque from being built. Convince people it will be a Christian church with year round Nativity scenes. The Lord's Prayer will be etched on an outside archway and the names of God and Jesus Christ will be displayed prominently. The goal of the church will be to lobby for the reinstatement of prayer in public schools (hated by Liberals). Let's see if "religion tolerant" progressives (who continually try to find ways to eliminate all of the above) will have the same convictions.

feeble 4 years, 4 months ago

Other things within the two block "sacred zone" around Ground Zero: A 9/11 high-end strip club - http://gothamist.com/2010/08/16/other_things_two_blocks_from_ground.php?gallery0Pic=5#gallery

Nothing says sacred like some woman shaking her money maker for a Ben Franklin, amirite?

Jim Phillips 4 years, 4 months ago

Where were the strippers from who flew the planes into the towers?

feeble 4 years, 4 months ago

With an argument like that, we should ban all new Christian Churches, predicated on Tim Mcveigh's religious beliefs.

After all nothing says "America" like disenfranchising the many due to the actions of the few.

Jim Phillips 4 years, 4 months ago

One big difference. Not that it is any less horrific or more defensible, but McVey's actions were based on fanatical political intentions against a government rather than a fanatical religious belief against a people.

TopJayhawk 4 years, 4 months ago

The cracks in the Dems are starting to show as their end game draws near.

IndusRiver 4 years, 4 months ago

Christian Crusaders found that the Byzantine Empire was highly advanced and civilized....so much more than they....so they took the best of it as if it were always rightfully theirs.


I never cease to be amazed at the imbeciles that flock to the JW.

Signed,

Justinian

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