Did you know that Islamic art reveals a complex understanding of math?
People really need to chill out about this Cordoba Initiative thing. It's that Islamic cultural center slated for building in Manhattan, the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque." Those opposed to it think it's going to be some big gloating gesture two blocks away from the site of the World Trade Center.
Seriously, you ignorant rednecks? Man, you guys suck.
Have we forgotten about that whole freedom of religion thing in the First Amendment of the Constitution?
President Obama said it best:
But let me be clear: as a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are. The writ of our Founders must endure.
Amen to that. Take that, you ignorant rednecks.
Furthermore, Little Green Footballs notes that Most Manhattanites Support Cordoba House:
But there’s something the New York Post isn’t telling you. When you take a look at the actual poll’s cross-tabs, you discover something interesting: a clear majority of Manhattan residents — the people who live and work near Ground Zero, and who experienced the 9/11 attacks first hand — support the Cordoba House.