Do you ever get the feeling that Tea Party Republicans see the phrase “Ignorance Is Bliss” as a Mission Statement?


Another Article That Just Has To Be In My Scrapbook

For those of you who may not know. I started this scrapbook during the elections for my granddaughter. It is VERY important to me (especially now that we know states like Texas are free to re-write history) that she know what was happening during these times that our First Black President was elected. My intentions were to post something everyday and then find an interesting story to post with it. As it has turns out I can't even begin to post all the articles that are coming out from every source right now or write on everything that is happening. Much of the time I just feel overwhelmed by the way our Country has become so I try to choose articles that I really enjoy and that I feel makes a difference or says it all. I want my granddaughter and your grandchildren to know who fought for them and what really happened. I post what I know to be the truth. Today I have chosen this one from The Immoral Minority because it really does say it all right now.

The Imam behind the so-called "9-11 Mosque" disusses the controversy, and boy does HE sound radical!

From the New York Times:

I am very sensitive to the feelings of the families of victims of 9/11, as are my fellow leaders of many faiths. We will accordingly seek the support of those families, and the support of our vibrant neighborhood, as we consider the ultimate plans for the community center. Our objective has always been to make this a center for unification and healing.

Cordoba House will be built on the two fundamental commandments common to Judaism, Christianity and Islam: to love the Lord our creator with all of our hearts, minds, souls and strength; and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. We want to foster a culture of worship authentic to each religious tradition, and also a culture of forging personal bonds across religious traditions.

I do not underestimate the challenges that will be involved in bringing our work to completion. (Construction has not even begun yet.) I know there will be interest in our financing, and so we will clearly identify all of our financial backers.

Lost amid the commotion is the good that has come out of the recent discussion. I want to draw attention, specifically, to the open, law-based and tolerant actions that have taken place, and that are particularly striking for Muslims.

President Obama and Mayor Michael Bloomberg both spoke out in support of our project. As I traveled overseas, I saw firsthand how their words and actions made a tremendous impact on the Muslim street and on Muslim leaders. It was striking: a Christian president and a Jewish mayor of New York supporting the rights of Muslims. Their statements sent a powerful message about what America stands for, and will be remembered as a milestone in improving American-Muslim relations.

The wonderful outpouring of support for our right to build this community center from across the social, religious and political spectrum seriously undermines the ability of anti-American radicals to recruit young, impressionable Muslims by falsely claiming that America persecutes Muslims for their faith. These efforts by radicals at distortion endanger our national security and the personal security of Americans worldwide. This is why Americans must not back away from completion of this project. If we do, we cede the discourse and, essentially, our future to radicals on both sides. The paradigm of a clash between the West and the Muslim world will continue, as it has in recent decades at terrible cost. It is a paradigm we must shift.

Now you compare those words to the words of John Boehner, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or Sarah Palin, and you tell me WHO are the radicals in this debate?

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