Thursday, August 26, 2010

The mosque near the World Trade Center site

Another LDS (Mormon) blogger wrote an article entitled "Of Mosques, Mormons, and Mob Mentality." He points out the religious bigotry and persecution -- even death -- imposed on Mormons by our fellow Christians during our short history. That bigotry continues today.

In his blog, Mr. Boyack urges acceptance of the proposed mosque. After all, we would also like to enjoy our own First Amendment right of freedom of religion.

As Mormons, our 11th Article of Faith says, "We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may."

I am torn on this mosque issue.

Do I want to see Sharia law accommodated in the US? No!

Do I want to see mosques built wherein terrorist recruiting may be done? No!

Do I want to see a mosque built as a symbol of victory for tragic terrorist attacks of 2001 as well as attacks dating to the early 1800s? No!

Do I support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic? Yes!

I must, therefore, support Islam’s right to build a mosque anywhere anywhere any other religion should be permitted to build a religious edifice. Does the fact that they have that right mean that they should?

I also expect every Moslem to respect my spiritual beliefs and liberty as much as they would want me to respect theirs.

I also support the right of people to voice opposition to the construction of a mosque near the site where Moslems killed nearly 3,000 innocent people.

One must also consider that Islam is not simply a religion in the conventional sense. I also is a political system which is extremely hostile to human rights. In the interest of religious freedom, we Christians are allowing the introduction Islamic law in or nation.

Islam, the ball is in your court. How are you going to play it? Will you respect the principles of the First Amendment? Or, will you exploit them?

The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran
The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)

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