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August 05, 2010

Flying lessons for everybody


Let them build that mosque at Ground Zero.

Update: Of Mosques and Men: Reflections on the Ground Zero Mosque (hat tip to Meir Weinstein).

Sure they are building the Cordoba Mosque to "honour the victims" of 9/11. In their minds, that's all 19 of them. And themselves, of course.

By contrast: The day the Muslim triumphalist Babri Masjid Masjid-i Janmasthan ("Mosque on Lord Rama's birthplace") was demolished.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 5, 2010 08:45 AM


Let the enemy have his petty victories, the day will not be his.

The bigger question is why aren't there enormous Gothic cathedrals in Kabul and Baghdad?

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 5, 2010 11:09 AM

It's called the Free Exercise Clause. The U.S. government cannot discriminate on the basis of religion, nor should it, as that would undermine personal liberty. Such freedom is what makes America worth defending from its enemies, it is what drives Arab and Persian immigrants to move there in great numbers, and it is the reason tyrants like Osama bin Laden hate America and wish for its destruction.

Posted by: Robert Kelly [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 9, 2010 05:20 PM

That's great, but there are other nations fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan beside the United States. Some of which have an official state religion, and a predilection for enormous Gothic cathedrals.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 10, 2010 11:06 PM

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