Oddly enough, this household is split.
My LP thinks both sides are being assholes. He thinks that the imam behind the project should be more outspoken to try to appease the irrational fears and sensibilities of those who oppose the building. He thinks that the Islamic group should be a little more sensitive. Of course, he thinks that the opposing side should acknowledge that the imam and his followers have a right to build wherever jurisdictions allow.
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on many previous tours of a similar type. It seems to me that this particular mosque and center is of little threat to anyone. Even though I dislike the propagation of religion and religious buildings and icons... they certainly have the right to do it in this country and I certainly respect that. I appreciate that in this country, my blog is just as welcome as Conservative Paradise. But at least I don't spew hate.
To me, the hubbub over this issue is akin to a pro-choice group getting up in arms over a conservative Christian church building two blocks away from the site of a bombed Planned Parenthood. It's not a perfect comparison, but you get the idea.