We all know there is media bias. We have also seen and heard examples of left wing propaganda. But now, I present to you the New York Times which has gone way past bias and propaganda to the point of just plain idiocy. In addressing the controversy regarding the construction of a mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City and the opposition to the site by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Times goes out of its way to ignore the facts to the point of claiming that the attacks were not a religious event. Uh… exactly what planet are these people living on?
In an editorial published by the NY Times, the editorial board states that the attacks were “mass murder” and “not a religious event.” By making such an absurd comment, the board supposes that “mass murder” is some kind of action that has no motive…. that these attackers were just doing this for the fun of it. Do they forget that the attackers had their Korans with them… that they were praying to Allah for a successful mission? These attacks were a religious event in the eyes of the radical Islamist attackers. To forget or ignore this fact means that no serious debate or discussion can ever occur.
In it’s opposition to the construction of a mosque near “ground zero,” the ADL wrote in a statement:
The controversy which has emerged regarding the building of an Islamic Center at this location is counterproductive to the healing process. Therefore, under these unique circumstances, we believe the City of New York would be better served if an alternative location could be found.
In recommending that a different location be found for the Islamic Center, we are mindful that some legitimate questions have been raised about who is providing the funding to build it, and what connections, if any, its leaders might have with groups whose ideologies stand in contradiction to our shared values. These questions deserve a response, and we hope those backing the project will be transparent and forthcoming. But regardless of how they respond, the issue at stake is a broader one.
The Times claims the ADL “eagerly piled on with the opponents of the mosque” and wrote that it was “distressing to see the rationalization of bigotry used by an organization that has been fighting discrimination of all kinds.” Bigotry? No one is saying to not build a mosque. People are simply saying don’t build this mosque near “ground zero.”
As Star Parker points out in her recent column, “Several million Muslim Americans live, prosper, and practice their religion freely and without interference in our country. According to a Google search, there are about 2000 Mosques in the United States.” This is not about bigotry. Despite what left-wingers want to say about this country, America is one of the most tolerant countries in the entire world. The site of the worst terrorist attack on American soil should not be the location of some experiment in so-called “tolerance.” Build a mosque… just build it somewhere else.
The events of 9-11 transformed this country and shocked those who witnessed it. I know… I was there. Are those on the left so intolerant as to not understand the views of those who have suffered through those attacks? Are they too stupid to see that, yes, this was a religious event, undertaken in the name of a religion, with the hope of bringing an opposing culture to its knees? This is not rocket science. It is yet another example of the left promoting their version of “tolerance” while being completely intolerant of those most directly involved.