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Charles Krauthammer: A Mosque in Lower Manhattan Like a Wagner Concert at Auschwitz

by radioclambake

This Ground Zero [sic] Mosque stuff is getting really ugly.

Of course that strain represents only a minority of Muslims. Islam is no more intrinsically Islamist than present-day Germany is Nazi — yet despite contemporary Germany’s innocence, no German of goodwill would even think of proposing a German cultural center at, say, Treblinka.

I’m not sure what exactly this hypothetical “German cultural center” would contain, but it would be strange indeed for Germans to propose one in a remote and deserted area of eastern Poland.

Also, note the conflation of Islam with a nationality, as though American Muslims—who also died on 9/11—are somehow foreign, and therefore, it’s “provocative” for them to practice their religion in the US’s largest city.

Then Krauthammer throws in another Axis power, just for good measure.

It’s why, while no one objects to Japanese cultural centers, the idea of putting one up at Pearl Harbor would be offensive.

Apparently, the several golf courses on Pearl Harbor aren’t offensive, but the Japanese Cultural Center smack dab in the middle of Honolulu might be too close for Krauthammer’s comfort.

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