Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tolerance: When Do You Draw a Line?

The self-righteousness of the political class is wearing very thin with me. This business of the mosque that is to be built just a few blocks from ground zero is such an insult. 

Mayor Bloomberg stands before a microphone and talks of religious tolerance.  Spare me the sermon; tolerance is supposed to be a two-way street.  Why must we always be the ones who tolerate the jabs and insults of radical Muslims?  Why, for once, can't they demonstrate respect for our sensitivities and build their mosque somewhere else?

I don't believe this locale was picked by accident.  Nor do I believe that it's an attempt to reach out and soothe relations between Muslims and others.  It's a poke in the eye and I'd be willing to bet my house that it's being funded by Saudi Arabia.  

Carmen bin Laden, former sister-in-law of Osama, has said that Americans think tolerance is a virtue.  Muslims believe it is a weakness and they will exploit our tolerance and use it against us.  When will our officials ever learn this lesson?    

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