Mosque is a travesty

This is in response to the letter by Diana Cundy of Paris and her criticism of Aug. 25 against the Sun Journal and Cal Thomas for writing and printing material that exposes the building of a mosque near ground zero for what it is: a travesty of all that is decent in this country.

Moderate Islam, indeed. Can Cundy find more than a handful? Some moderates have spoken out and have denounced that proposed mosque.

The proposed mosque is opposed by a huge majority of Americans and it should be. It is yet another Muslim symbol of victory planted near the point of their conquest.

Cundy has no clue. Does she know that the name "Cordoba House" comes from the Islamic memorial in Spain from an earlier jihad? Does she know that Imam Rauf is a staunch supporter of Sharia law? Does she know what Sharia law entails? Is she aware they won't divulge where the funding is coming from?

I suspect not.

Can we bury our heads in the sand and whine about religious freedom while the radical Islamists would deny us of all our freedoms, all under the banner of liberal, politically-correct tolerance?

Jared J. Bristol, Hebron

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I would never

insult the family. I was just wondering how many kids his mom had.

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Okay I guess the liberals

Okay I guess the liberals feel its okay for us to build a US Embassy at ground zero in Hiroshima? maybe white supremacists could build their international headquarters on the grounds of Auschwitz?

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Jared said: "The proposed

Jared said: "The proposed mosque is opposed by a huge majority of Americans and it should be." So Jared, now the court of public opinion is deciding where houses of worship can be built? And all this because of the actions of the 9/11 terrorists? How about we talk about the attrocities committed by the French and the Indians in the New England states, Maine included? Should we now ban the building of Catholic churches? What about the attrocities committed by the English against the French and the Indians? Should we ban the Church of England/Anglican/Episcopalian or the Congreational churches?

You also said: "Is she aware they won't divulge where the funding is coming from?" Maybe not, but I am; a large portion of it is coming from Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, who just happens to be the second largest share holder in Rupert Murdock's Newscorp, the parent company of Fox News.

Jared, if we as a country are going to hold ourselves up as the bastion of freedom and what's right in the world, there are going to be some times, like this, that we have to sit on our emotions. If we want to go after terrorists and torturers and hold them accountable, then we cannot practice terror and torture ourselves. If we want to spout off about all of our freedoms and rights, then we cannot deny those freedoms and rights to others simply because a few members of their religion or sect committed an attrocity-and yes, the 9/11 attacks were an attrocity. A lot of the heated rhetoric has stated that the issue is because the Islamic Center is being built at "Ground Zero" (it's not, it's two blocks away). Would it be more acceptable if it were three blocks, or in the Bronx, or in New Jersey? Jared, the fact is, we better start practicing what we preach, otherwise, we're just another bunch of hypocrites.

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Pay attention

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Travesty?

to call building a mosqe a travesty is to belittle what the word travesty means. 9/11 was a travesty. building a mosqe, not so much.

RONALD RIML's picture

There you go projecting again, Robo-Lad...

"Off-Broadway play?" - It's a movie, Robbie......

And here's the link I tried to imbed in the earlier post: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/31/its-a-movie-a-rock-musical-...

Of course it has nothing to do with the Mosque being built.

But it has everything to do with measuring the (feigned) over-reaction to the supposed insult to the sacred and holy rememberence of what occured that day.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

And, who'll go see that

And, who'll go see that movie? The same air heads that watch American Idol and the Jon Stewart show.

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First Amendment

The first amendment is a "a travesty of all that is decent in this country." Because allowing a religious organization to build a community center on private property is not what America stands for! We should put EVERY construction project in every town in America up for a vote because "The proposed mosque is opposed by a huge majority of Americans and it should be." USA! USA! USA!

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

All right, LILLYYYYYYY....

All right, LILLYYYYYYY....

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What I think is the greater

What I think is the greater travesty is that the moderate muslims and city officials couldn't see this was going to create a huge issue. A fair compromise should have been done long ago before this became an issue.

RONALD RIML's picture

Perhaps they expected Americans to abide by the Constitution

Rather than react in the spirit of Kristallnacht.

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exemptions

Yes, there are religious exemptions.

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It happens all the time.

The liberal political majority (in their own minds) dictate to Christianity whenever they get the opportunity. The most recent example is the Lyndon cross. It must be really terrible to be so insecure that you have to resort to selective dictating.

RONALD RIML's picture

Are they prevented from erecting a cross??

Are they prevented from erecting a cross??

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It's already there. The

It's already there. The Vermont equivalent of LURC is trying to force them to take it down, but they haven't yet figured a way to put their malleable regulations ahead of that pesky, inflexible Constitution.

RONALD RIML's picture

Take it down - or Change it??

There IS a difference.....

RONALD RIML's picture

So Jared - what do you think of the new 9/11 Movie Musical??

Jared - Actually it's the Pinheads over at Faux News that wish to deny all of us 'Religious Freedoms'

- But they haven't mentioned one word about another possible travesty that might be capitalizing on a tragedy....

It’s a Movie. A Rock Musical. And It’s Rooted in 9/11.

So you Right Wingerz don't want anyone of the Muslim Faith to Pray - but Hey, a bit of singing and a nicely choreographed musical about 9/11 is A-OK!!

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Capitalism in action?

Capitalism in action?

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Wow! That's a new personal

Wow! That's a new personal record for you in wandering off topic. Since you do it all the time, I'll take a turn: Cite one instance of FOX (not the silly boring misspelling you goose-steppers adore) advocating the suppression of religious freedoms. For anybody, let alone all.

RONALD RIML's picture

"Media Matters for America" has done just that.......

Fox News' Islam problem - http://mediamatters.org/research/201004220037

Example after example after example.

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difference

Huge difference between Media Matters and Flocks - Media Matters tends to dwell in reality and facts and cites their sources, Flocks just makes sh*t up.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

I'll bet they made up Katrina

I'll bet they made up Katrina and the market crash, too. Those Faux bastards.

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One example

Lil, of course you lost all credibility when you cannot even name the organization correctly. When you call names it means you have nothing to back your point.

But can you give one example of what they have reported incorrectly. This should be easy since seem to believe that they are always wrong.

By the way, where do you get your national news?

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If FOX is not a real "news"

If FOX is not a real "news" organization, MediaMatters is not even a legitimate opinion sites. It's non-stop liberal propaganda.

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