Saturday, August 07, 2010

Why did no one object to the "Pentagon mosque"?

As Sarah Palin, Pamela Geller, and other right wingers continue their ridiculous anti-Islamic rants about a "triumphal mosque" close to Ground Zero, they appear to be engaging in a very selective form of outrage.

For there was another place attacked on 9-11 and they haven't made a peep about a mosque there.

The "ground zero mosque" story seems to be dying down, but nothing lays bare the absurdity of what we've just lived through quite so much as this Washington Times story, quoted above, from 2007.

Yes, Muslims have infiltrated the Pentagon for their nefarious, prayerful purposes -- daring to practice their religion inside the building where 184 people died on Sept. 11, 2001. They haven't even had the sensitivity to move two blocks, let alone a mile, away from that sacred site.

This is the proof that the Ground Zero mosque controversy was nothing other than Fox right wingers looking for a wedge issue.

Will they now call for the Pentagon mosque to be closed down out of respect for the people who died there? Will they ask that it be moved "further down the road" to avoid appearing "triumphalist"? Or, will they simply do what they always do, ignore the facts and carry on searching for the next wedge issue that they can feign outrage over?

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