Ruling Class Mayor Bloomberg is out of his mosque. Also: Volt chargers. Bonfire of the nation builders. Plus more.
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s No Mosque:
Wow. What a great piece on one of the obvious upside-down
issues facing America. As a proud member of the “Country Class,”
I am refreshed by reading articles that mirror my thoughts. Great
— Candy Snipes
I have read that what is proposed is an Islamic centre and the Mosque is a small part of the centre. So I think that it is time that when discussing this issue we should not refer to a Mosque but the Islamic centre. If this is done, then those that approve of this building will, perhaps, lay of calling opponents bigots.
I don’t think that the issue is framed properly. In history, when one religious sect battled and defeated another they always destroyed the existing religious centre and built a new one on top of the it. This was usually done to show the superiority of the victors and to denigrate the losers. This was and is true of Islam. Some writers have suggested that this is what the builders of the centre are all about. It is necessary to understand the true motives of the builders and those that are financing the centre.
Is it educate non-Muslims in what Islam is, is to
commemorate the victims of 9-11 as the builders have said, or to
show the superiority of Islam over all others. If the reason for
the centre is to educate then why locate so close to Ground Zero,
If it is to commemorate the victims, why, it is not needed as a
memorial is set up already (Ground Zero itself). So we are left
with the last motive and this is what the debate should be
— Mervyn Freedman
Bayfield, Ontario, Canada
Do I see collusion when you couple proposals to build a 13
story mosque two blocks from Ground Zero and a proposal by
Obama’s DOJ to try KSM and his cronies in lower Manhattan as
well. Coincidence? I haven’t heard too much about the KSM trial
lately, but it’s still on, isn’t it?
— Anthony Reese
The Mayor of New York is a pompous ass. After the attempted
car bombing in Times Square, Hizzoner had the audacity to scold
Americans about backlash against Muslims. Then, standing with the
Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, he once again seriously intones
and preaches about tolerance. He is so far out of touch with the
average beer drinking Joe (like me) that it makes me want to
wretch. I’m from Pittsburgh but if he smugly gives me a lecture
one more time, I’m driving to New York and socking him. As
always, you have hit the proverbial nail on the proverbial
— Ray Rieber
It would seem to me that the project, which will probably move forward as a sign of the strength of our diversity, could be delayed until we’re all dead by the fire inspectors, the electrical inspectors, the concrete and steel inspectors, and on and on and on…once that layer is breached, then the labor unions should be able to step in and get a floor built every 20 years or so….kind of like the asymmetrical crap we’ve had to put up with for the past 10 years…then final certificate of occupancy could be delayed due to the fact the fire evac system is so outdated, they’d have to re-install it and that could take years
The Country Class is needed to install the damn thing, so let us use the leverage we have over the ruling class.
Just my two cents worth.
— Ted Marolf
San Juan Capistrano, California
Please address the underlying issue. That the Mosque represents not a true religion — but a theocracy. Unless a “Moderate” Muslim calls
for the end of sharia and a reformation of Muslim beliefs from the ninth century (which they have declared finished and done and unchangeable),
they by definition, have as their “religious” goal to obtain submission from all non-believers and install sharia law.
Since this is a direct threat to our Western civilization; even though they cross national lines, they are our declared enemy.
For example, name another religion that requires death for all those who will not convert? And does not recognize government — unless they use that government’s laws to overthrow it.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online