This reasonable suggestion from a friend of mine came in today:
“If it is true that the mosque near Ground Zero is to promote tolerance,
then I propose to test that tolerance by announcing the opening of a
gay nightclub next door to the mosque. I suggest two names for the
club to fit with the neighbor—”The Turban Cowboy”, and “You Mecca Me
Hot”. Either should be a good test of the tolerance of its next door
Later, I would announce a specialty butcher shop aptly named “The
Hog-Wild World of Pork,” to be located on the opposite side of the
mosque. Hams, Chops, and Loins to be displayed in the windows.
“Across the street, facing the mosque, there would be women’s specialty
store, like Victoria’s Secret, that only sells and displays thongs,
bras, and other ladies lingerie worn by live models in the windows and
entrance doors. The shop would have a full range of magazines to
include Playboy, Hustler and others to serve the test.
This would not, mind you, and I mean would not, be a provocation. It
would merely be a means to test the tolerance of those who are
proposing the mosque as a tribute to their honest answers about the
specific mosque location.”
Anybody want to do an office pool on how much trouble it would be to get permits for all these businesses from the same New York City government that so enthusiastically approved the infamous mosque? It would probably go all the way to the Supreme Court—if the petitioners were lucky. I’m referring, you understand, to that mosque whose imam, as I understand it, declared that the United States only got what was coming to it in the 9/11 attacks.
Just when did this society decide that the rights of people whose sacred scriptures call for them to take over the world and slaughter anyone who resists conversion trump the rights of Americans who adhere to our constitutional tradition? This kind of exacerbatedly psychotic reversal of values is beginning not only to enrage me, but to terrify me.
Oh, yes. Maybe one of those businesses could also house a monument to the Crusades.