[Daisy]Khan evaded the question of whether they had been in talks with New York Gov. David Paterson about moving the center to another location. Asked twice about it, Khan said her side wants to meet first "with all the stakeholders who matter, who are the New Yorkers. The community board has overwhelmingly supported this. . . ."And we have to be cognizant that we also have a constitutional right. We have the Muslim community around the nation that we have to be concerned about, and we have to worry about the extremists as well, because they are seizing this moment." -- Michelle BoorsteinE PLURIBUS UNUM-- Many uniting into one. "Out of many, one"
There was a time that civil rights were used to batter down the doors to a closed society. Civil Rights were the catalyst meant to guarantee inclusion into the American Dream and the American idea. No matter what your origin we are all Americans first and foremost. But alas the melting pot became a salad bowl and the principle that made American, American was lost.
Daisy Khan wife of Imam Faisel Abdul Rauf, the ground zero Imam, exemplifies the worst in modern civil rights. Ms. Khan claim that her group has the constitutional right to bring offense to America by building this Mosque near ground zero is correct but if your stated purpose for building this Mosque is to promote good will, you’ve defeated your purpose. (see article)
Yet in Imam Rauf’s proposal, we find the cause and the answer to the whole controversy. The proposal is not to build a Mosque; the proposal is to build a Mosque two blocks from ground zero with emphasis on ground zero.
The idea to build a Mosque two blocks from ground zero is insensitive to American values. Only someone with loyalties other than to America would conceive it and support it. In addition, to attempt to wrap the constitution around this bad idea is the epitome of using civil rights to perpetrate civil wrongs. (see previous post)
Of late Civil Rights have been used for something else. Now when Civil Rights are exerted, they are a wedge to Balkanize the nation into hyphenated-special interest groups rather than the unified one nation under God that the Founder intended. For example, the original Civil rights movement fought in this Nation was for total inclusion into the American experience in every aspect.
Today’s Civil rights whether used by Mexican illegal aliens, homosexuals or Muslims is being waged to make America conform to the wishes of special interests groups. Rather than honoring the American tradition, these groups fight to tear down American tradition to replace tradition with something foreign, something bizarre and offensive to the principle of E Pluribus Unum.
Illegal aliens are fighting for Civil rights in a Country that is not their own. There is not a constitutional right to illegally enter America and set down roots to exploit the American economy. The Constitution doesn’t give illegal’s rights in the U.S. because Mexico has failed to use its vast resources to produce a vibrant first class economy. Yet Mexican illegal aliens are fighting to change America to conform not only their individual needs by to the needs of their entire country in the name of Civil Rights. Therefore, Mexican illegals are not concerned with what is best for America.
Homosexuals are fighting for Civil rights that are not Constitutional defined. There is no constitutional right to be homosexual, there is no constitutional right to engage in homosexual sex and there is no constitutional right to marry. Yet homosexual activists invented a group status, the “homosexual community” which to confer none existence rights upon thus counterfeiting the original civil rights experience. Homosexuals aren’t fighting for the right to be the same as ninety-seven percent of the rest of our society as Blacks fought so earnestly for.
Homosexuals fight for new and special designations made up in courts so they can celebrate how different they are a part from rest of society. They fight for exclusive needs and for their exclusive “community” not for what is best for America.
Muslims fight for Islam not what is best for America as demonstrated by the ground zero Cordoba House Muslim Community Center & Mosque renamed Park51 to avert the connotations of the Islamic conquest of the Christian city of Córdoba Spain.
Mosque promoters defend the proposed $100 million dollar project as an act of friendship, respect and goodwill. Yet what the promoters and the supporters of this highly controversial Mosque fail to take into account is the ill will that this particular Mosque generates and the disrespect that Americans feel because of this affront.
Such a bad idea and the recalcitrant nature of the defense of this bad idea beg the question do Muslims fully understanding what the American experience is.
Civil Rights are about correcting societal wrongs. The American experience is supposed to bring us together around American ideas. E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Unfortunately, that is not what is going on here. What is going on is Muslims using Islam to divide us while hiding behind the constitution. Muslim Rights of Religious Freedom will not be wronged if the ground zero Mosque is not built, but America and Americans will be egregiously wronged if this particular Mosque is built.
Muslims should respect this and do what’s best for American rather than what is best for Islam.