I’ve been enjoying an abundance of play and enduring an abundance of work this summer and so have not had much time for blogging. The proposed ground zero mosque though has been the subject of much reading on my part lately. I even started to write a post, but then upon seeing this clip from Pat Condell I realized that he had summed most of it up.
As I said, I’ve read a bit about this subject and didn’t hear anything in this clip that rang inaccurate. He didn’t completely explain that the Visigothic church of St Vincent was torn down and the original namesake Cordoba Mosque in Spain built upon it’s ruins. That news kind of hit a little too close to home for me. And while I’ve heard a few times on the radio about Muslims who feel that the namesake Cordoba harkens to a time where the three religions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam all lived in peace only a quick look into history will show the reality that it was anything but peaceful if you were a Jew or Christian.
As I’ve said before the current form of Islam is incompatible with the tenets that our nation was built upon. Islam must go through a reformation if they are to exist as a religion in these United States.
If the developers of this Ground Zero Mosque truly wanted to build a bridge between Islam and the Western world they should realize that they haven’t picked a very good place to lay the first brick.