Friday, August 27, 2010

The Mosque Debate: Larger Ramifications

Billions of Muslims throughout the world are not blind or deaf to the “debate” over the proposed Muslim Community Center in New York City. In my opinion, it creates the most powerful recruiting poster that Al Qaieda and the Taliban have had since Abu Ghraib. Furthermore, it creates a bigger threat to US troops on the ground trying to win hearts and minds in Iraq and Afghanistan than the release of classified documents by Wiki leaks. The politicians and pundits participating in this dysfunctional behavior need to think beyond their own election or ratings.


  1. Have we as a nation become so incensed with intolerance that we have lost our common sense? Besides the opportunity to register our dissent by voting, Americans have historically had great measures of common sense. This country was founded on the belief of religious tolerance for all. If the Muslims desire to build a religious center in downtown Manhattan, they should be allowed. The American people should use their common sense by enforcing tolerance, for all parties concerned. By building small businesses immediately next door to the Mosque such as a pork store, a lingerie store with scantily clad mannequins, we as a nation would be showing our tolerance to a religion and the Muslims would learn tolerance of our society.

  2. Sir-

    I spent four years in the active duty Army. I am a veteran of the Iraq war, at which time I served with 101st Airborne (Air Assault) in 3rd Brigade Combat Team under Colonel Michael Steele.

    I want to tell you, sir, what an honor it was to serve in the military along side Army officers such as yourself. Your views on equality for all in the service and America, along with your stance on anti-hate and bigotry, serve as an inspiration for all. Keep up the good work, sir.

    I wish you the best in your future endeavours, sir.