Pat Condell’s youtube rant about the mosque near Ground Zero is essential viewing. It’s noteworthy Condell mentions that the actual mosque part of the proposed Islamic center will be in the building’s top two floors overlooking Ground Zero.
The following highlights have been transcribed from Condell’s rant:
“We all know if Islam can get away with a stunt like this in America, it can get away with anything. People keep framing this as a religious freedom issue. But there’s a difference between practicing your religion, which everyone has a right to do, and rubbing your religion in people’s faces as a triumphalist political statement which is what’s happening here
Just how bad does an insult have to be before it’s no longer protected by the first amendment?
I can’t help wondering if Mayor Bloomberg’s unwavering support for this project is less about his commitment to religious freedom and more about his business interests in Dubai, where his company is attempting to establish itself as a major supplier of Sharia financial services in the Middle East. Maybe somebody should ask him.
Millions of people all over the free world who simply don’t trust this religion any more because time and again they’ve seen its activists exploting our freedom to act in bad faith, exactly as they’re doing at Ground Zero. They have seen that when it comes to Islam, tolerance and respect only ever go one way.
A religion of peace? No! What people see and what they’ve seen for twenty years since the [Salman] Rushdie affair is a religion of intolerance or aggression, of phony manufactured grievances and hysterical bullying, unreasonable and manipulative special pleading and privilege seeking, gross misogyny, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and violence.
Anyone who speaks out against this religion can expect to be threatened with physical violence. Everything about it is confrontational. That’s why it’s unwelcome in the West because it has made itself unwelcome. …
President Obama should have told those Islamic activists … that this mosque is making their religion even more unwelcome. So building it has got to be just about the stupidest thing that any Muslim could want to do, unless they were acting in bad faith. And in this case, they most certainly are.”—Pat Condell
Bad faith at Ground Zero 6:23 Video
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