"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Those are not my words but a verbatim reproduction of the religious aspects of the first amendment to the US constitution. If there is one thing that has become manifestly clear in the last couple of weeks, it is that the above dictum of the law is subject to the interpretation of the politicians.
You see for sometime, I always saw the American society as an advanced, knowledgeable society that has contributed a lot- especially in the technological realm- to the advancement of mankind. But alas, this perception has been proved to be mostly wrong in the light of the on going brouhaha over the sighting of a Muslim Cultural Center near the twin towers, or where they used to stand. Now I am beginning to believe it is the most intolerant, backward, marauding, hostile, antiquated society out there!
The only reason those opposing this project give is that it is an insensitivity to the victims of the September 11th attacks in 2001. Just that? Yes. You might want to ask Sarah Palin and a bunch from the Republican Party. This excuse alone is in itself an insult to the hundreds of thousands of mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers and sons who are still mourning their loved ones who have been killed because the USA illegally, immorally, criminally and unjustifiably invaded Iraq, at the behest of a war monger.
What is more insensitive than use false evidence to invade a whole country, disgrace and then murder its head of state, open a Pandora box of extremely violent sociopaths who distort religion for their political gains, and not even offer an apology? Those who were behind such incomprehensible crimes are actually talking about insensitivity?
In as much as I vehemently condemn the evil acts of 9/11, I find it very insulting, personally as a Muslim for none other than people from the Republican Party to actually say the project is an insensitivity to others. If for anything at all, the very law that they seek to defend, guarantees Muslims in America the right to own property just as the next guy.
Not only people from that party, but also some from the ruling Democratic party have voiced similarly hollow and foolish opposition. Some have even said Obama is a Muslim, which in itself has raised a hail storm of protests among some dumb Joes. My message to you America is simple.
Live by the very constitution and tenets you shove down the throats of other countries. Let there be a government that answers to the people, not some corporate run gang that answers to a few shareholders. Educate your mostly Average Joes to know that Islam is not equal to Evil. Know that you cannot fight Islam.
You have been trying for about 20 years now to fight Islam and you keep failing, and will forever fail. No person, group, organization, country, army or whatever can fight Islam. For the 1431 years that Islam has been in existence, there have been all sorts of attempts to "kill" it, all failed. Not you America, can extinguish the Light of Islam. You can kill all the 6 million Muslims in America and Islam will still persist there. Islam is nothing more than a civilization that has nothing against you.
There are 1.3 billion of us who are mourning every single one of the innocent people that your marauding, hegemonic acts kill. Do not try to worsen our plight by making it glaringly clear that you want a war with us. Do not stupidly play into the hands of the so called "terrorists" that you have on your endless wanted list.
Oh America, should you nuke all of us Muslims on Earth, know that Islam will still not die for we are not its defenders. Its defender is the One Being that you spend billions of Dollars in your effort to deny His existence. Oh America, you cannot fight Islam, it is a war you cannot win. All you are doing is a declaration of war against Islam, telling the world Islam is not welcome in your country. Oh America, you cannot fight Islam, don't even waste your time.