August 04, 2010
Comment: No, reason didn’t prevail during the Temecula mosque protest. The LA Times, once again displayed its ignorance about Islam following the mainstream media, and White House lies about the evils of the cult they call a religion.
It’s interesting that the same groups will never be heard when it comes to putting a good word in about Christianity, but Islam, a cult they no nothing about, well they just have it in their genes to be politically correct. Can they be so vapid that they still fail to understand Islam’s goals? They are two-fold, replace all religions in the world with Islam, and destroy the U.S. Constitution replacing it with Sharia law. Admin.
When the news broke that a loose-knit group planned to stage a protest against a planned mosque in Temecula, we feared an outbreak of Islamophobia in Riverside County. Several said they opposed the mosque because they feared the coming of jihad, terrorism and Sharia law. Particularly offensive was the suggestion by organizers of the protest that people bring dogs to the event as a way to show disrespect for Islam; many Muslims believe dogs are unclean.
Once, the construction of mosques was fought mainly at zoning boards, where neighbors raised legitimate concerns about traffic and noise. These days, opposition routinely includes statements of fear, anger and hatred. A church in Florida, for example, plans to mark Sept. 11 with a Koran-burning ceremony. On its website, Dove World Outreach Center says it opposes the building of new mosques and wants Islamic schools to be closed. It also mentions that “Islam is of the Devil” and is the new “Nazism.” The church’s hate-espousing pastor was interviewed on CNN.
What can counter this lunacy? Stalwart gestures of support such as occurred on Friday, and leadership such as that demonstrated by President George W. Bush in the days following the 9/11 attacks. Regarding animosity toward Muslims, he said:
“Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don’t represent the best of America. They represent the worst of humankind. And they should be ashamed of that kind of behavior.”