Sigh. It’s the silly season. And nothing is sillier than the “white hot” emotions stirred up about the proposed mosque at ground zero. A couple points of clarification. First, it’s not at ground zero. It’s two blocks away. Two blocks in a compact area like Manhattan is like two miles anywhere else. Second, it’s not a mosque, it’s a community center. Third, it’ll class up the area. Last time I was in Manhattan, this was not the prettiest of neighborhoods. But those who choose to make this an issue won’t let facts stand in the way of their propaganda. Their untold subtext is that the Muslims are trying to stick it to non-Muslim Americans by putting it so close to ground zero. Bullshit.
The White House decided this was important enough for the President to weigh in. This, of course, just fanned the flames. Here’s what the President needs to do: get local Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders together to praise the community center. Remember that Christians, Jews and Muslims are all children of Abraham.
ps. Mr. President, I recommend ImamFaisal Abdul Rauf, Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Tom Hartman. Always glad to help 😉