Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Ground Zero Mosque Moves Forward: Why It's Good For New York New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's lofty defense of the so-called Ground Zero
Ground Zero Mosque Moves Forward: Why It's Good For New York
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's lofty defense of the so-called Ground Zero mosque, which won de facto approval yesterday, missed a larger point, Prozac Nation author Elizabeth Wurtzel writes in The Daily Beast: It's just a good strategy. Wurtzel says there will always be Muslim extremists, even inside America, but that it's unlikely that there are radicals behind the Cordoba House. And if there are? "Well, keep your friends close and your enemies closer," Wurtzel writes. It's good strategy, a potential bargaining chip if something bad happens down the road. And allowing the mosque to be built demonstrates American goodwill and our tradition of religious tolerance. Moderate Muslims want "to be part of this miserable legacy, because, as they want us to know, they are loyal Americans, too."
Read it at The Daily Beast so what do you think about the mosque