From the TIME/CNN website:
Obama’s Islamic-Center Stance: Why the GOP Shouldn’t Run Against It
By Mark Halperin Monday, Aug. 16, 2010
Dear Republican Party:
Your moment is now.
This weekend, President Obama defended the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque two short blocks from Ground Zero, despite cries of insensitivity from some[sic] New Yorkers and accusations of mischief from some[sic] pundits. This finally gives you an opportunity to add a powerful national-security cudgel to the message of economic woe you have been pushing as the midterm election approaches.
But please don’t do it. There are a handful of good reasons to oppose allowing the Islamic center to be built so close to Ground Zero, particularly the family opposition and the availability of other, less raw locations. But what is happening now — the misinformation about the center and its supporters; the open declarations of war on Islam on talk radio, the Internet and other forums; the painful divisions propelled by all the overheated rhetoric — is not worth whatever political gain your party might achieve.<…>
…a national political fight conducted on the terms we have seen in the past few days will lead to a chain reaction at home and abroad that will have one winner — the very extreme and violent jihadists we all can claim as our true enemy. As I said, Republicans, this is your moment. As a famous New Yorker once urged in a very different context: Do the right thing.
Read the complete un-excerpted article here.
This is a win for Islamic Extremists if Obama’s Presidential support for building the Ground Zero Mosque is rebuked?
Earth to Mark Halperin: The issue here is what the Islamic Extremists did at Ground Zero.
No one of relevancy is declaring war on Islam. Stop throwing the Islam Card AND STAY FOCUSED ON THIS:
Do the right thing and leave Obama alone on this?
Of course the Islamic Extremists want their Ground Zero Victory Mosque built as a monument to the weakness of their sworn enemy, the United States.
To deny them that is to deny them a victory monument.
We will rebuild at ground zero.
Let the Islamic Extremists have a tantrum …as if they need an excuse. The chips are going to fall where they are going to fall. That’s life. Now buck up and don’t be afraid.
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