We’ve heard and read about the attack on the building of a mosque near Ground Zero and the hatred involved in that farce. What the media has not reported is the attack being initiated in Tennessee against the building of a mosque.
These 17 went to court on the contention that Muslims have no constitutional freedom to worship because Islam is not a religion. But the court ruled that Islam is a religion. You just can’t, not by the wildest stretch of the imagination, make this crap up. The Chancellor, Robert Corlew was compelled to verify that Islam, which has existed and survived 14 centuries, and has a billion and a half adherents, is a religion. This attack is on people who have lived and worshiped in this community for over thirty years. They want to build a new mosque on land they own.
These 17 racists attempted to prove that the worship center would cause them harm. They pointed out that the Islamic Center sponsored public rallies in 2009 ande 2010 on the Public Square supporting the terrorist organization Hamas; that am ICM board member had a MySpace page with AK-47’s with calls to kill Jews and commit martyrdom for Palestine; and that a website offers teaching of Shariah law. As reported in the Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro, in throwing out most of the plaintiff’s case, Corlew dismissed that “Kevin Fisher, an African-American Christian, would be subject to being a second-class citizen under Sharia law; Lisa Moore would be targeted for death under Sharia law because she is a Jewish female; Henry Golzynski has been harmed because he lost a son fighting in Fallujah, Iraq. by insurgents pursuing jihad as dictated by Sharia law.” Now let’s see: Mr. Fisher has been a second-class citizen for 100 years, or so they have been telling us forever. They fought for the Civil Rights Act, black history month and studies and the right to vote. Did he sue the KKK for violation of his civil rights? Ms. Moore’s contention that she would be marked for death under Shariah law because she is Jewish is ludicrous. Again, the KKK has had blacks and Jews and others marked for death for 100 years. As for Mr. Golzynksi; his son volunteered to serve his country. There is no draft and he went of his own free will. Do we now condemn all Germans for the death of allied soldiers because they killed Christians or other people of faith. Do we condemn all Viet Namieze because they are Buddhists? Please.
Me, I don’t fear Muslims. I fear extremists of every shape, color and stripe. It is my government that I fear. A government that has instilled carefully and methodically hate and fear in its citizens. We have been carefully taught. We call ourselves a God-fearing nation. Only if it is our version of God. All religion is flawed, because men are flawed. All men.
These bigots will one day wake up from the nightmare, abandon their dark side and say “never again.”