Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The Lower Manhattan "mosque"

This humble blog hasn't entered the fray regarding the building of a mosque and cultural center near the site of the 9/11 murders. That's mainly because I don't really care much for mosques, churches, synagogues, tabernacles...you get the idea. I'm fine with the architecture, but the bronze age belief systems kind of annoy me. And I am often critical of Michael Bloomberg, particularly when he did a black flip on trying terrorist suspects in the Federal court in New York, but he is to be commended for supporting tolerance in the face of extremism and tribalism.

Shouldn't we be encouraging an American form of moderate Islam? Shouldn't we be encouraging construction in Lower Manhattan? I mean, the more the merrier.

UPDATE: As Scott Lemieux puts it so well:

…Wherever there’s wanktastic pandering to wingers to be done, Joe Lieberman will be there!



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