Ground Zero mosque idea stinks
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke says no to the Ground Zero mosque.
I don't believe there should be a mosque next to the Ground Zero memorial site in New York City. While the United States is a free, beautiful country that opens its arms to all people, the fact is that some Muslim thugs hijacked two planes, blew up the Twin Towers, and killed 3,000 innocent people. I don't care how anyone tries to spin it; the people behind the mosque are using our kindness as a weakness. You'll never see the Ku Klux Klan try to put up a building in the heart of Liberty City.
What they really want to do is celebrate the martyrdom of terrorists who blew up the World Trade Center. Screw that. Anybody who is involved with putting that mosque next to Ground Zero should be investigated — from the architects to the imam. The cleric responsible for the whole thing, Feisal Abdul Rauf, has been sued for mortgage fraud, his tenants have complained about bed bugs, and he has overly close ties to local officials in New Jersey.
President Obama was dead-ass wrong when he said he was OK with the $100 million development. He took the middle-of-the-road approach when he said we have to tolerate other religious views in a free country. I am not with that. Hell, no.
There are plenty of places to put a mosque, so why does one have to go up next to a very sacred place for Americans? I don't care how much the issue is debated. Nor do I care whether New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is behind it. And I'm glad that Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink now opposes it. The terrorists attacked us, and they got us into two wars where American men and women are still being killed. Building the mosque is an insult to the victims of 9/11 and the kids who serve in our armed forces. Hell, 7,000 soldiers have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
If the Muslims involved with the Ground Zero mosque really wanted to show Americans that not all people of the Islamic faith are bad, why don't they help support the families of 9/11 victims? Muslims don't need to explain their religion to Americans. We can go online to find out about Islam. I'm nevertheless glad that Rauf decided to cut short a State Department-sponsored trip to the Middle East to come home and deal with this mess.
Sure, there are many good Muslims, but we also know there are a bunch of messed-up radicals who want to strap bombs to themselves and kill babies.
Follow Luke on Twitter: @unclelukereal1.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.