Monday, August 23, 2010

The Burlington Coat Factory

Who realized that the abandoned coat factory was in the shadow cast by the old Twin Towers? Who knew the shadow extended not merely as far as the eye can see, but over our entire country? Those whose foundational belief is in the excess of evil of any Muslim yesterday found another reason to protest with misspelled placards.

It is in the grand tradition of the Rudolph Guiliani school of "9/11, 9/11, 9/11". It is a fanatical fervor borne of the core principal that all of 'them' have some secret agenda to destroy us. While 'they' may appear on the surface to come only in peace and goodwill, we know better.

One out of five in our country believe that "our Hussein" is a Muslim. Our President stands indicted and convicted of crimes he did not commit. For those who only wish to run this community center, it matters not what they say, what they do or what they intend. It is of no moment that their mission appears to be one of inclusion and construction. They are but walking symbols of something greater, something to be feared and reviled. For those with misspelled signs and mistaken logic, this is not a fight about the religious freedom but a war on terrorism.

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