August 06, 2010


I'm usually not a fan of Mike Bloomberg, but the NYC mayor struck just the right chord when speaking in favor of the proposed mosque to be built near Ground Zero. To nix the mosque's building plans would say that muslims are our enemies and that all muslims, including the vast majority who had nothing to do with 9/11, are terrorists. The notion that it disrespects the people who died there, including muslims, is a bigoted one endorsed by Sarah Palin and John McCain. And when have they ever been right about anything?

The US needs to face the fact that it's ill will towards muslim people allowed us to be lead into a war in Iraq which was baseless. WE ARE STILL THERE. But we were so stung by 9/11 that we wanted to lash out against someone in the middle east. For a republican mayor to take the high road and not play on our ugliest prejudices is taking the high road. I commend Bloomberg and urge you to read his inspiring comments below.

Do I appreciate the muslim faith any more than I do christian or scientology? No, but I respect their freedom to practice their hogwash as long as they don't try to yank the wig off my head or snatch the c@ck outa my mouth. Do muslims hate and disapprove of gays? I'm sure many do, but so do many christians. I don't have to agree with them to acknowledge their rights to worship freely.


"We may not always agree with every one of our neighbors. That's life and it's part of living in such a diverse and dense city. But we also recognize that part of being a New Yorker is living with your neighbors in mutual respect and tolerance. It was exactly that spirit of openness and acceptance that was attacked on 9/11.

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