This is the final straw. How many died at Ground Zero. I cannot imagine how I would feel knowing that people will be praying at the very site to a god who through their belief of him had a part in this evil event,..if I had lost a loved one.
Is this the beginning of the end.
What do you think?
Finally! Someone who nails it. (I may have to rethink my opinion of The Amazing Atheist)
You know what is funny that I notice about the popular atheists/rationalists/secularists that are most adamantly opposed to the "ground zero mosque"? From Tf00t to Pat Condell to NonStampCollector...they are not Americans.
That's an interesting observation. Not sure if it means anything, but it's worth looking into. ;)
I do think there is something there, but not sure what. I think it may be a difference in how Islam affects everyday citizens in the respective nations. I haven't fleshed it out yet.
And about TAA, you are right. I watched some of his videos and just couldn't get past the juvenile nature of them. Although, he does well sometimes, like with the video you posted, there are far too many moments that I don't care for.
I think the "Islamic invasion" problem is much more acute in Europe than it is in the US. 9/11 stirred a much greater fear in European countries where more than 20% of the population is now of Islamic faith (versus 0.8% of the total population in the USA).
Troublesome islamic fundies are much more likely over there.
That is what I see as well when you look at population comparisons.
There was a Newsweek article (I think it was Newsweek) purporting to have interviews with Jihadist who feel the controversey and the opposition to the NY Center will be good for them and bad for us. They are delighted that Americans are against it. I only saw snippets of it and wanted to read and post it here, but time is an aloof mistress.