Monday, August 9, 2010
What Say You, Wingnuts?
In the wake of calls not to erect the Cordoba Mosque and Islamic Center near Ground Zero (and in the wake of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's impassioned speech honoring the center), comes this piece from Andrew Sullivan which comments on the fact that there are already Muslims praying at the Pentagon. Of course, we all know that a plane crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11, killing dozens (including my high school buddy Chris Newton, who was a passenger on that flight). So where is the uproar about that? Why hasn't the Anti-Defamation League spoken out about this? Why isn't Sarah Palin tweeting and Facebooking that this is a slap in the face to victims of 9/11? Perhaps because there's nothing wrong with Muslims praying at a site where Americans were killed by Muslim extremists?