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Right-wing silence about Pentagon mosque betrays Ground Zero flap as phony wedge issue

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Did you know that throughout these nine years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Muslims have been praying at a mosque INSIDE the Pentagon?

Probably not. Hardly anybody knows about it — mainly because the likes of Newt Gingrich, Fox News and the usual gang of suspects have not kicked up a fuss about it.

For some reason, the right-wing rabble-rousers, mindless of America’s First Amendment guarantees of religious freedom, have aimed their intolerant wrath solely at plans for a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City and have paid no mind to the Pentagon mosque.

Perhaps they figure that since the Pentagon mosque is a fait accompli — and has not spawned any untoward incidents — it just won’t do as a wedge issue in an election year.

The story is HERE.

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  1. Just more rightwing inconsistency! It gets tiring after a while.

  2. Jim: There are more than 1,400 mosques in the United States, and I suppose placement of them is determined on the basis of the number of Muslims in a given area. Hence, most of them are probably in big cities. I can’t imagine that there are many Muslims in small towns.

    By the same token, there are probably few Jewish temples in small towns. That goes for houses of worship for certain Christian denominations, too.

    For example, almost every small town within 50 miles of Rockford has a Protestant Church or two or even three, and maybe a Catholic church. But I don’t suppose there are any Greek Orthodox churches in such places.

    Estimates on the number of Muslims in the U.S. range as high as 7 million (which I think is wildly inflated, even when you include Black Muslims of the Nation of Islam in the equation).

  3. It IS a phony wedge issue.

  4. The issue is trumped up by demagogues like Gingrich to appeal to phony patriotism and religious bigotry. It’s downright un-American and inimical to our First Amendment freedoms. If Muslims are denied their right to build their mosque where they want it, everyone’s freedom is endangered.

    What is it with you, big dave, that you invariably side with the religious and racial bigots? Every time. Every damn time. Obamaphobes wave racist signs at their stupid rallies, and if I complain about it, you immediately respond with crap about “liberals” and “socialists” and “the race card” and the rest of that nonsense. It’s disgusting.

    And don’t deny it. I can go through all 1,050 of your comments since January 19 of this year and prove it.

    By the way, that’s an average of about nine comments a day, seven days a week. You’re even more prolific than Snuss (who, incidentally, is no longer with us — but that’s another story).

  5. Mr. Funfsinn

    70% of liberal New Yorkers do not want it to be built in that location. It is no phony wedge issue. But it is disgusting to characterize abortion or marriage as phone wedge issues. Those are quite legitimate issues.

  6. AMERICAPHILE MINISTRIES

    UNDER THE FULL MANIFESTATION OF THE DEBORAH ANOINTING, GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN COURAGEOUSLY SPOKE OUT ABOUT SHARIA-CREEP IN NEW YORK!!!!

    http://americaphile.blogspot.com/2010/08/islamofascism-at-ground-zero.html

    To build a mosque at Ground Zero is a stab in the heart of the families of the innocent victims of those horrific attacks.

    TOO MANY POLITICIANS ARE WEAK AND “POLITICALLY CORRECT” IN THE FACE OF TERRORISM TODAY, YET GOVERNOR PALIN CONTINUES TO MINISTER TO AMERICAN UNDER THE POWER OF THE DEBORAH ANOINTING!!!!

    NOW, A MOSQUE IS ABOUT TO GO UP AT GROUND ZERO, WHILE 19 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE STATE OF NEW YORK HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED MARK 16:18 MINISTRY!!!!!!

    INDEED, EXCEPT FOR A BRIEF FEW DAYS LAST MONTH, THERE NEVER HAS BEEN A MARK 16:18 FELLOWSHIP IN THE NORTHEAST, AND THERE STILL ARE NO PRAISE AND WORSHIP CENTERS IN THE FULL ANOINTING WITH SIGNS FOLLOWING!!!!!!!!

    YET, IN THE COURSE OF THE THEIR MISSION TO NEW YORK, AMERICAPHILE MINISTRIES ENGAGED IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE WITH ISLAMIC MOSQUES, HINDU TEMPLES, RC CHURCHES FILLED WITH IDOLS, RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES BURNING INCENSE AND CANDLES TO PAINTINGS, BUDDHIST SHRINES, YOGA STUDIOS, LESBIAN/WICCA HERB SHOPS, DEMOCRATIC CLUBHOUSES, TAROT, SANTERIA, FENG SHUI, BLARNEY STONES, BOTANICAS, AOH, WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES “PROTESTANTS”, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, THE U.N. AND COMMUNIST BOOKSTORES!!!!!!

    TERRIBLE!!!!! HARROWING!!! HEART-WRENCHING!!!!

    IT IS NO WONDER, THEN, THAT THESE IGNORANT SOULS PICKED PIAPS AS THEIR SENATOR!!!!

  7. Pretty wacky stuff there. Ordinarily, I would delete it because of all the shouting (CAPITAL LETTERS), but I’m making an exception because of the delicious weirdness.

  8. henry herrler

    Shouldn’t the liberals be outraged that there is a mosque in the PENTAGON. There can be no crosses or Ten Commandments in a courthouse but a mosque is OK. Hmmm shows a little cowardice to me. Liberals want God out of the government unless it’s Muslims. Are liberal democrats afraid of Muslims? I think they are.

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