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Monday, August 16, 2010

To Build or Not To Build

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I would imagine with the hate for the building plans going forward that this may escalate to all out war on 51st street. The first amendment says (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law "respecting an establishment of religion", impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.

While I respect this, I am thinking a little insensitivity is shown by the Muslim faith whether its a center for chefs or basketball, its just a little to close to home!

Obviously the right is going to make this bad and its anxiety shall only lead to more anger and possible blood shed.

The Muslim world whether these POS whom flew planes into the USA are a portion of them or not...its more guilt by association whether right or wrong , if you cant corral your faith to be honest decent humans than you have too expect Americans to be gun shy with the religion.

I have chased terror for 25 years and thought being near a mosque was the safest thing for me... when this couldn't be further from the truth as bullets whizzed by my temples.

The extremist see this as another victory as America has to follow her founders and nothing more than having a "community center" 300 feet away from the most sacred ground of out time.

Whether right or wrong its going to be interesting!

NFTOS