Do you remember when entertainer Rosie O’Donnell said that “radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America”?
Where does she get this kind of stuff? Who are the “radical Christians” who have flown airliners into skyscrapers? Where are the “radical Christian” suicide bombers detonating themselves in marketplaces all over the country, killing thousands of innocent people? Where have we seen “radical Christians” stoning adulterous women to death?
On the other hand, where in Islam is all the peace, prosperity and technological advancement in art, literature, science, political theory and religious expression? Where is the Silicon Valley of Indonesia or the Louvre of Pakistan?
Last time we looked, most Muslim nations were poor and oppressed while Christianity has been the source for all the world’s progress and freedom.
O’Donnell’s statement is just another dose of ‘moral equivalence’ from the political left which says, for example, that a kid who steals $10 from his mother’s purse is just as guilty as Bernie Madoff who stole $50 billion from his investors.
Leftists love to use moral equivalence to trick up their political positions by, for instance, slyly comparing Christianity to Islam, portraying them both as imperfect religions. And the ignorant among us are supposed to nod our heads in agreement.
Or by supporting the construction of an Islamic mosque near Ground Zero in New York City on the basis of religious freedom. When in fact religious freedom is found in few counties around the world, and is visibly lacking in many Muslim nations themselves. Then consider the religious INtolerance of Obama and his allies in the left-wing media who have caricatured American Christians for decades now as backward, uneducated rubes clinging to their guns and religion.
Now Obama is sending out his own muddled ‘moral equivalence’ message saying that he believed in the freedom to build the mosque saying, "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America."
In other words, American Christians and increasingly radical American Muslims are all just the same freedom-loving folks. And forget about 9/11. But after the ensuing firestorm, he then he backtracked and said he doesn’t necessarily support the “wisdom” of building it.
This is the smartest guy we can come up with for president? What a joke.
Now 68% of America is very unhappy with yet another Obama position as he has managed to nationalize a local issue with his endless need to appear wise. So let's talk about it more and separate the men from the girls on election day.
What is with Obama and people like Rosie O’Donnell? Why must Obama consistently take anti-Christian positions like his support for unlimited access to abortion or his years-long sycophancy to thug pastor Jeremiah Wright, but then is ultra-sympathetic to Islam by talking in flowery tones at a Ramadan dinner about our specifically American religious freedom to build a mosque?
The answer is clear. The thinking of Obama and O’Donnell comes out of their radical beliefs. Then they use techniques like ‘moral equivalence’ to shore themselves up. And that is why O'Donnell and now Obama are quickly fading from favor - because increasing numbers of citizens see them for who they really are.
Yet we Americans are reminded again and again by elite snobs like Obama and O’Donnell how ‘hateful’ we are for opposing the mosque, for favoring a tough immigration law, for supporting traditional marriage etc. Yet what about people who seek to abet an extremist imam to build the mosque near Ground Zero, people like most of the leftist intellectuals in Manhattan, including mayor Bloomberg? Is the siting of that mosque not an expression of confrontation, provocation and even “hate”?
It easily could be interpreted that way.
And why, by the way, is Obama yet again reaching out to Islam in the first place? What is so great about Islam? Why can’t Muslims reach out to Americans after attacking us for decades? After all it is Muslims who are immigrating to the United States by the millions, not Americans immigrating into Muslim nations.
And nine years after 9/11, where is our famous Freedom Tower that was supposed to rise on the site of the World Trade Center? It is finally underway and is expected to be finished by 2013. Yet the Empire State Building was constructed in less than one year in the depths of the big depression of the 1930s.
Meanwhile we are debating the construction of a mosque near the Freedom Tower site. And if the mosque ever goes up before the Freedom Tower – and we pray the mosque never goes up at all - that will be another major stick in the eye to the memory of 9/11, an event that the New York Times and the rest of the lefty elite want us all to forget about. Because, in their view, we deserved it.
Indeed the same forces that for years hindered the Freedom Tower – the bureaucratic, left-wing, reactionary and obstructionist forces that are smothering economic growth all over America and are disrespecting Christianity in every way, are now seeking to expedite the construction of a 13-story, $100 million mosque and cultural center.
Meanwhile the State Department now has appointed as a special envoy to the Islamic world... get this... Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the Ground Zero mosque who once said that “The Islamic method of waging war is not to kill innocent civilians. But it was Christians in World War II who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neither of which were military targets.”
So now we apparently have to fight World War II all over again and listen to this guy's nonsense about "not to kill innocent civilians". Amazing...
Rauf also said that "I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what happened (on 9/11). But the United States’ policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.”
This is salt on the wound of 9/11, and with Obama injecting himself into this controversy on the side of Islam, we see once again how inept he really is. Obama has created another political mess by again seeking to appease the wrong people – radical Muslims over the vast majority of Americans. In other words, 'moral equivalence'. And Democrats will now pay an even bigger price at the polls this Fall for their hapless leader.
For Obama, here is some advice: Stop your obsessive outreach to Islam and fix the American economy.
And to Islam: Start reaching out to America instead of constantly attacking us. After all, you are coming to live in our country. And as far as we can see, many of you are just rude guests. Perhaps you could build up your own Muslim nations instead of coming here. If you had the will, the intelligence and the dignity to do so, that is. Which apparently you do not.
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