Saturday, August 14, 2010
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 4:47 PM
President Obama said:
"Let me be clear: as a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," the President said to applause from the 90 guests at a White House dinner Room celebrating the holy month of Ramadan.
If only it was that simple. Yes, we are all agreed we believe in religious freedom.
I wrote this previously in response to a New York Post editorial on their piece about Mayor Bloomberg telling New Yorker to shut up on the Mosque debate.
No Mike Bloomberg people are not going to shut up because the wounds are still open and very raw. Yes we believe in religious freedom but please explain how the WTC is still an open wound. Many can remember the smoke that would melt rescue workers' shoes. If the smallest piece of DNA was found people finally had the most minute something of a loved one.
How excruciating is that Mike to have to hope for the most infinitesimal DNA to find a love one and they are still finding remains so no Mike, people won't shut up. I do not know why a Muslim group would be so insensitive and if they wanted to help heal and bring people together why not ask for suggestions and feedback. It doesn't sound like rocket science to reach out to a community post 9-11 but it seems this group wants to cause more pain. Do they have right to build yes but does it seem like they want to cause more pain? Yes.
Getting back to President Obama and I know he has a sense of humor so I would loved to have asked him for his thoughts about the gay bar that will be coming to the building next door to the proposed site of the Mosque. Here is The New York Post article "Erecting a gay bar next door". Will the members of the Mosque welcome their gay neighbors?
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 4:09 AM