"Mr Obama acknowledged "sensitivities" surround the 9/11 site, but said Muslims have the same right to practice their religion "as anyone else".
Nice of him to take timeout from his Ramadan dinner to totally miss the point on the World Trade Center site. Of course they can practice their religion wherever they want. But should they build a mosque at the sight of the World Trade Center? A place where the entire nation was attacked by 19 islamists, who high jacked two jumbo passenger jets, slit the throats of the pilots and then, while shouting 'Allah Akbar!", flew them into the World Trade Center Towers, incinerating several floors and setting up a delayed structural failure that resulted in nearly three thousand innocent people dying. The written instructions to the 9/11 attackers included this bit of religious free expression:
"When the confrontation begins, strike like champions who do not want to go back to this world. Shout, 'Allahu Akbar,' because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers."
And on the cockpit voice recorders found at the crash site of Flight 93, the hijackers are heard to be reciting 'Allahu Akbar' as the plane plummeted toward the ground. So, build a mosque out of the rubble of the World Trade Center? Ya think, Barry?
"Our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable," Mr Obama said.It is unshakable. But it is not ignorant of the past, nor naive of the world we live in. The needless deaths of three thousand of our people occurred on the basis of political and religious motives. That doesn't go away just because Barack is president. What's missing in your comments, Mr. President? Where is your care and fellow feeling ... for us?
"We must all recognise and respect the sensitivities surrounding the development of lower Manhattan, Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground. But let me be clear, as a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country.Oh yeah, good, thanks for the tell. Whenever Barry is going to 'make it clear' for us, odds on he is absolutely trying to pull one over on us.
"That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community centre on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are."What of the people that died there, and died because of the warped, hate filled minds of the Islamists?
In voicing his support for the right to build the centre, Mr Obama joins New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who had been the only prominent politician to endorse it.If ever there was a pair of tin eared, out of touch, arrogant, grasping dopes...
Is there not anyone who can look at this issue with some feeling for those people most affected?
Former US House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich dubbed the plan an "assertion of Islamist triumphalism" and has denounced it in speeches.Right on.
Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin wrote that "to build a mosque at Ground Zero is a stab in the heart of the families of the innocent victims of those horrific attacks".Exactly right.
In the spirit of the president's sentiments, we have this from our friends over at American Digest:
"At Barack Hussein Obama's taxpayer-funded Ramadan dinner last night, not only did the alleged president give the assembled Muslims the tremendous gift of support for building the Ground Zero mosque, but he also gifted them with the multi-purpose "Presidential Seal Boxcutter" which will soon be available in the Cordoba House gift shop.
Now that is reaching out and embracing the faith traditions of our neighbors.