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Ted Olson Comes Out In Support of Islamic Center

Ted Olson Comes Out In Support of Islamic Center

First it was Sarah Palin referring to the Islamic cultural center that was proposed near Ground Zero as the “9/11 mosque”.  Then it morphed into a Newt Gingrich and others accusing President Obama of pandering to radicalists by reaffirming this country’s dedication to its constitutional principles.  Then even some Democrats like Nevada Senator Harry Reid started to pile on, insisting that the project was simply a bad idea.  And each one simply looking to score cheap political points, regardless of the long-term damage.

Thankfully though some voices of reason from the right have started to emerge.  One such voice is former Bush administration Solicitor General Ted Olson.  Olson’s wife, conservative author and activist Barbara Olson, died on 9/11.  She was on board the hijacked plane that was flown into the Pentagon, making Olson’s support for the center all the more poignant.

Olson’s support went beyond recognizing the obvious constitutional right to build the center.  Instead, he attacked the politicking of the issue with a cool and composure that is sorely lacking from those attacking the project.  As Olson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell:

“Well, it may not make me popular with some people, but I think probably the president was right about this. I do believe that people of all religions have a right to build edifices, or structures, or places of religious worship or study, where the community allows them to do it under zoning laws and that sort of thing, and that we don’t want to turn an act of hate against us by extremists into an act of intolerance for people of religious faith. And I don’t think it should be a political issue.” 

Like the conservative Muslims who have come out in opposition to the GOP’s use of the community center as a wedge issue, Olson’s statement brings some hope that the politics of fear and divisiveness that have driven the Republican platform over the past year are finally being challenged from within the party rank and file.

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5:33PM PST on Dec 14, 2010

GreenRoad A wrote: "First they came for the gypsies, I said nothing.. Then they came for the Homosexuals, I said nothing. Then they came for the Jews, I said nothing."

-- LOL -- this is TRULY ironic ... Since the NAZIS & the ISLAMOFASCISTS have similar views on Gypsies, Homosexuals, Jews, etc. -- Does anyone else see the Cryptic Humor in the use of this "quote" in this particular reference?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSUEx1cKUlg

"Then they came for the Islamists"

-- Nah, sweetie, they would NEVER come FOR the "islamists" -- the Islamists TAUGHT THE NAZIS EVERYTHING THEY NEEDED TO KNOW, IN ORDER TO CARRY OUT THEIR "FINAL SOLUTION"! ... You see, Just like the NAZIS, Muslims HATE Jews, Infidels, WOMEN -- (except for their own sexual gratification), Gypsies (since they have no particular "religion" -- certainly not Islam) -- and we all know how homosexuals fare in Islamic Countries!

Hitler was good buddies of the Grand Muftiof Jerusalem -- Check out the photos and historical documents in the links below!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxCzwz7zTco&NR=1

5:32PM PST on Dec 14, 2010

@Green Road A continued ...

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2543

"I said nothing. Then they came for me and there was no one left to say anything in my defense."

-- This would be more appropriate in stating, that YOU said nothing, as the islamists slowly took over our democracies; stealthily introduced their Sharia Laws (We now have at least one Sharia Court in the US, Richardson, TX!) and snuck in legislation making it illegal to "criticize islam"!

Be careful ... You are aiding and abetting those who would take your civil liberties in a heartbeat! There is NO such thing as "Moderate" islam or "Radical islam" ... As the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan said -- "‘These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2007/09/turkeys-pm-erdogan-the-term-moderate-islam-is-ugly-and-offensive----islam-is-islam.html

Please keep in mind, these people do not spare THEIR OWN PEOPLE! The brutality from Shias to Sunnis & vice versa is well known. The ability of a mother to lure her daughter home, so that her husband & other male members of her family can murder her child should give you reason to reconsider your benevolent thoughts on this cult of death!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5sh9r_walid-shoebat-koran-and-bible-are-o_news

9:46AM PST on Nov 27, 2010

Note: If Islamic followers were sincere and not try to deceive with lies upon lies (as instructed by their book of rules) regarding the building of a peace center, while knowing all the sensitive and negative controversy for the building, they would build their mosque elsewhere.

There are 100 + Mosques already operating in that area so why another for an estimated 100,000 followers in that location.

They are following their prophet and Koran which instructs them to build a SHRINE to their Allah to celebrate their destruction as a marker and threat for more to come.

9:34AM PST on Nov 27, 2010

Green Road A. says - They came for the, and I said nothing ?
Boots on the other foot.
This administration (against the wishes of the people) condone this Muslim shrine to the downing of the Twin towers.

The crept in dictatorship similar to Obama's and his predecessor is more like the insurgences of "Third Reich" (not supported by the people but corrupt voting and thuggery gave them power.

No one questions the right to worship a sane religious followings BUT Islam does NOT come into that category.
Islamic law is primitive, barbaric, sadistic, inhumane, demonic and should not be tolerated in a civilized society.

The end times are near due to pandering to the devil.

9:32AM PST on Nov 27, 2010

Green Road A. says - They came for the, and I said nothing ?
Boots on the other foot.
This administration (against the wishes of the people) condone this Muslim shrine to the downing of the Twin towers.

The crept in dictatorship similar to Obama's and his predecessor is more like the insurgences of "Third Reich" (not supported by the people but corrupt voting and thuggery gave them power.

No one questions the right to worship a sane religious followings BUT Islam does NOT come into that category.
Islamic law is primitive, barbaric, sadistic, inhumane, demonic and should not be tolerated in a civilized society.

The end times are near due to pandering to the devil.

9:00PM PDT on Sep 18, 2010

For those who support religious tolerance / diversity, please see:

http://tinyurl.com/USArelTol

2:05PM PDT on Aug 29, 2010

Green Road A. wrote:

"That is how a dictatorship works... Make some propoganda statement, repeat it endlessly, mindlessly, until everyone believes the half truth. It ends up being baked and cemented into automatons, who then act with fear, hatred and bigotry."

Absolutely correct, though I would expand a little on the "half truth" aspect. It is usually a mixture of obvious truths that everyone recognizes, with blatant and outrageous lies that no-one has considered. So when the gullible read it they think, "well I never heard this part before, but I know that part's true, so the whole thing must be true."

I've been comparing some of the comments in these forums, with those in Nazi propaganda from the Third Reich, it's often amazing how similar they are, sometimes almost word for word, except substituting "Muslim" for "Jew."

For anyone who would like to make their own comparisons:
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/ww2era.htm
(Section 2 is particularly relevant)

12:24PM PDT on Aug 29, 2010

First they came for the gypsies, I said nothing.. Then they came for the Homosexuals, I said nothing. Then they came for the Jews, I said nothing. Then they came for the Islamists, I said nothing. Then they came for me and there was no one left to say anything in my defense.

That is how a dictatorship works... Make some propoganda statement, repeat it endlessly, mindlessly, until everyone believes the half truth. It ends up being baked and cemented into automatons, who then act with fear, hatred and bigotry.

It is easy to set up a brutal dictatorship or fascist governing body.. It is very hard to keep a democracy, where freedom, diversity, tolerance and justice is engaged for EVERYONE. A democracy depends on everyone speaking out and acting in defense of the minority..

What have you done on behalf of a minority (like Islam) lately?

10:50PM PDT on Aug 25, 2010

Hi Earthward PR - all the nut cases, sock puppets, tools,trolls and busy bodies are over to Park51 The Manufactured Outrage of the Right from this same poster Jessica Pieklo, not that they have read it or can discuss it intelligently. They really could care less about anything other than as usual shoving their nutty religious ideas down peoples throats whether we want it or not. Oh,we are so insensitive because we don't want to be gagged with their load of crap .You won't find them here any more they got on their brooms sticks and went over to poop on a different carpet and to spread the hate far and wide insulting as many people as possible. They don't want real answers to real questions it's just a new form of push poll for them.For fetus lovers they sure don't care whose kids they terrify or who gets stabbed or beaten. Just what ever hateful stupid pushy baloney their talking heads tell them to bludgeon their neighbors with. I really feel some of this stuff that our Muslim members are forced to read from these idiots posting here is a hate crime. I sure feel that way.

10:10PM PDT on Aug 25, 2010

For those wondering about the source of funding for this mosque:

http://tinyurl.com/mosquefund

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