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Ground Zero Imam – “If I move it the Islamic Radicals will attack”

That settles it.

Rauf says the reason he can’t move the Islamic center now is because of national security concerns, saying parts of the Muslim world would be violently inflamed at the news of the center’s relocation. “The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack… (there’s) the danger of the radicals in the Muslim world to our national security, to the national security of our troops,” he said. “If we do move,” Rauf continued, “it will strengthen the argument of the radicals to recruit, their ability to recruit, and their increasing aggression and violence against our country.”

So if  Christian offends Islam, people will die. If a moderate* imam compromises, people will die.

Sorry, that is just a pathetic excuse. I simply don’t believe he is incapable of selling a moderate compromise to his fellow Muslims, I believe he doesn’t want to try.

But think about that for a minute. Why would Islamic radicals be upset by a simple location shift? Answer: because Islamic radicals want the current location. If this guy is a moderate, why is he claiming radical backing for his plans, instead of standing up to them?

*for the sake of argument.

Ground Zero Mosque – Two questions

  1. Am I the only person who thinks this sounds a whole lot like a moderate call to arms?
  2. Does that even make sense?

The opposition to the Ground Zero mosque isn’t going to go away. I’m not saying that because I’m behind it, but as a simple statement of fact – it won’t.

Therefore, the only people who can defuse the situation are those building it. If they moved the project a few blocks further away, they would undercut most criticism – not all, but most. They would then have their community center, and those who continued to oppose the project would cease to have the moral mandate they do now.

It would be a good way to go I think, a real win-win. You complete the project and have an object lesson in compromise and tolerance to teach Muslim youth. Ground zero would be the perfect place to make such a gesture towards the feelings of Americans who feel that Islam attacked them. It would say “we disagree with you, but respect that there are sensitivities here”.

So why are they digging in?

Moderate? Hm.

Update: This was written before the developments this morning.

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