[ExI] Religions and violence

Ben Zaiboc bbenzai at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 22 19:57:00 UTC 2010

>From http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100822/tts-uk-usa-mosque-ca02f96.html:

> A supporter, [of the proposal to build the centre] said: 
> "This has become a political tool to preach hatred. The peace-loving 
> Muslims did not attack us."

Leaving aside the question of whether 'peace-loving Muslims' is an oxymoron or not, who actually thinks it's peace-loving Muslims that want to build this centre?  After all, nobody can deny that it's extremely provocative (to say the least), and in accordance with the traditional practice of building a 'victory mosque' on conquered ground.  Is this the act of a peace-loving group of people? To effectively thumb their noses at the victims of a terrorist attack?  

I'll go straight to Godwin's Law, and say it's like a group of peace-loving neo-national-socialists proposing to erect a monument at Auschwitz carved with "To the glory of the Aryan race", while (honestly) claiming "but we didn't have anything to do with the Final Solution".

I don't think that opponents of this centre are contradicting the principle of separation of religion and state.  They are simply responding to an outrageous provocation, which is trying to hide under this principle.

Ben Zaiboc


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