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Hahaha, “Decent” Muslims

By Jesse Taylor
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 14:44 EDT
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Rudy Giuliani on Muslims’ attempt to take over his favorite day by building a sharia Pilates room on the very ground where someone was standing on September 11th, 2001:

“It sends a particularly bad message, particularly (because) of the background of the imam who is supporting this. This is an Imam who has supported radical causes, who has not been forthright in condemning Islamic (terrorism) and the worst instincts that that brings about.

“So it not only is exactly the wrong place, right at ground zero, but it’s a mosque supported by an imam who has a record of support for causes that were sympathetic with terrorism. Come on! We’re gonna allow that at ground zero?

“This is a desecration,” he added. “Nobody would allow something like that at Pearl Harbor. Let’s have some respect for who died there and why they died there. Let’s not put this off on some kind of politically correct theory.

“I mean, they died there because of Islamic extremist terrorism. They are our enemy, we can say that, the world will not end when we say that. And the reality is, it will not and should not insult any decent Muslim because decent Muslims should be as opposed to Islamic extremism as you and I are.”

Everyone knows that after 9/11, true patriots sit back and let Rudy get his rage buffet on.

Here’s the main question: after Mullah Giuliani (Mulliani?) calls out his faithful to oppose the Muslim Community Center alongside the other elders of the conservative movement, who bears responsibility when some aggrieved person who has to be around Muslims throws a rock through a window? Or when little Muslim kids (and, let’s be honest, non-Muslim kids) are heckled and harassed and called terrorists when they’re just going in to play rec basketball? Or when they keep having to shut down programs because of “patriotic” bomb-threats?

Oh, that’s right – it’ll be Muslims’ responsibility. As Sarah Palin has said, it’s an ‘unnecessary provocation’. Which, of course, it is, because this is America and the people who deserve the most protection are the ones who are the most crazily xenophobic and prone to say and do insane shit because of a brutal lack of understanding of history or the proper functioning of civilization.

And no, I’m not talking about jihadists. They’re not decent!

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
 
 
 
 
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