While many Americans reject the idea of a multi-story mosque and Islamic center being built a few blocks from Ground Zero, many politicians, including the President, have voiced support for the building.
Below, you will find two views on the mosque debate, but they are not necessarily from opposing political ideologies.
The first is from Charlie McGrath, of Wide Awake News, in a video aptly titled “offended,” as it may offend the ideas you may have about the mosque and the very debate over it. It is important to note that Charlie has been an outspoken critic of the gross mismanagement of our economy by politicians and the lobbying efforts of corporate elites who seek to turn America into a fascist, corporate-controlled socialist state. He has spent countless hours informing the American public about the scams, shams and machinations on Wall Street and in Washington D.C., and if we had to guess, we’d say he was neither liberal or conservative, but a free-thinking constitutionalist. Thus, we value his opinion and are always open to entertaining his ideas.
Excerpts from Charlie McGrath:
“My question is, who cares? Who cares if they’re building this center there? I don’t care if the Muslims build at Ground Zero. I don’t care oneÂ iota. Because you know what, we’ve been told for ten years now that it wasn’t the Muslims. It was the terror-lovin’ terrorists that did this to us.
You know – the real terror-lovin’ terrorists, in my opinion, are close to Ground Zero, on Wall Street. They’re the ones that offend me.”
“What’s offensive to me is this crony corporatocracy that we live in. That offends me. Build your mosque. Build your temple. It’s a game, it’s a trap. Don’t fall for it.”
Charlie McGrath Video:
Our second view comes from Pat Condell of Godless Comedy. While we are not familiar with Mr. Condell’s regular work, he has an interesting view of the mosque controversy. According to Condell’s own web site, he is not a religious person, by any means, and suggests that each individual has to determine their own faith and spirituality. He is neither a Muslim or Christian, and according to his FAQ, often argues against and attacks both religions.
Pat Condell’s view of the Ground Zero mosque:
“Apparently it’s not enough that nearly 3000 innocent people had to lose their lives in a hideous act of religious mass murder, but now their memory has to be insulted as well. And, the religion that murdered them allowed to build a towering, triumphalist mosque on the ground where they died. Is America losing its mind?”
“Any religion that endorses violence is incapable of delivering spiritual enlightenment. How obvious does that have to be? And it has no right even to call itself a religion. Without the shield of religion to hide behind, Islam would be banned in the civilized world as a political ideology of hate and we have no obligation to make allowances for it any more than we do for Nazism.”
Pat Condell Video:
Hat tip Bill for the Pat Condell video. Hat tip Rense.com for the McGrath video.