NY Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, wrote that the majority of Americans seem to be naively opposing the Ground Zero mosque.
He says that we are well meaning but, basically, deluded. Only he and his media buddies know what is good for us and it is high time that we get the message or risk being shafted like they are doing to others ( ex. Pam Geller, Robert Spencer+)
I wrote the following comment which, as in the custom of his newspaper, was not posted.
However, you, my dear friends can read it here.
Why first state, as you do, that most of us who oppose building a mosque near the site of Ground Zero do not hate Muslims and then, in the next sentence, write that this is how all intolerance begins?
Is that the best you can come up with, Mr. Kristof?
Why misinterpret disagreeing with you and the editorial page of your newspaper as an act of Islamophobia?
Why not, instead, be open to the fact that the majority of New Yorkers and Americans don’t appreciate a monument to Islam so close to the site of the largest modern attack on our nation, an attack which was openly done in the name of Islam?
I find it strange that you and so many of your colleagues are in such denial about the very strong feelings of your fellow Americans.
The upcoming elections will demonstrate that a tiger has been unleashed.
American will no longer be ruled by apologists and those who would appease the enemies of the Judeo-Christian society we have so carefully and lovingly cultivated over these many years of our shared history.
Come join thousands of your fellow citizens to demonstrate in front of the Ground Zero mosque site.
Let the world know your feelings on this monument to Islam two blocks from the 911 mass murder site.
New York City: Saturday, September 11, 3 pm. Park Place, between Church St. and West Broadway.
No signs will be permitted. Bring American flags only.