Straight Talk About That Mosque Near Ground Zero

If you haven’t seen this video yet made by Bill Whittle at Pajamas Media, it is a must see. The money quote for me was when he said, “..weakness not strength, and cowardice not courage starts wars…”.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 04:16:09

    Sounds to me like this Bill Whittle guy is pretty scared. Defending our basic principles, like freedom of religion, is not surrender or cowardice. Giving in to fear mongering would be.

  2. westbankmama
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 03:59:58

    Freedom of religion is not being threatened by requesting the intended mosque be built elsewhere. Thousands of mosques operate in the United States without a problem. Hesitating because of “political correctness” and not standing up to the radical Islamists – who view building a mosque at the site of a conquest as a sign of victory – would be giving in to cowardice.

  3. Susan
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 05:30:26

    You may be right, but that’s not what Bill Whittle is saying.

  4. Shimshonit
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 05:32:17

    Whittle has no problem with the smaller (American-funded?) mosque that’s been in use for years in the same area. The notion of building a lavish, multi-story, foreign-funded mosque and “cultural center” (which is meant to celebrate Islam, not just provide a house of prayer) nearer Ground Zero is at issue, as are the proponents who have been accused of having extremist ties. As Whittle points out, Muslims do have a history of converting conquered houses of worship into mosques. Seeing the WTC as an American house of worship through anti-Western eyes is not much of a stretch, and that is not only insensitive; it’s insulting, and meant to be.

    Whittle’s review of 20th century history should not be ignored. If you follow his train of thought, and recognize that the signs point to America and the West headed down the same road of avoidance and fear of confrontation, labeling their behavior “tolerance,” should that not be cause for concern? Have militant Muslims proven themselves better neighbors and friends than the Germans and Japanese? (As Israelis, Westbankmama and I can assure you they’re not.) It’s so easy to label people like Whittle, Pat Condell, and others who think the mosque plans are a terrible idea as intolerant, ignorant, and undemocratic. But it it really true?

    I just hope that somewhere, there is another Winston Churchill waiting in the wings to clean up the mess.

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