Freedom is a real thing

On this anniversary of 9/11, I thought I didn’t have anything to add to what I said last year. But as it turns out, Michael Moore does have something to say, and I think it’s very important:

If the ‘Mosque’ Isn’t Built, This Is No Longer America

We’re rather poor right now, but I donated to support this cause, and so should you. Freedom is not just a word, it’s a reality that we must fight to preserve. The current wave of Islamophobia the world is experiencing is a grave danger, and those who do not speak out are committing the same crime as those who stayed silent when the Jews were becoming more marginalized by the day.

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  1. You DO know that mosques are built near sites of “great victory”, right?

    Legally, there’s nothing wrong with building the mosque there. But for crying out loud, building a mosque that close to Ground Zero will result in a lot of bad things happening. People will get hurt and I see enough of that on the daily news. I’d like to see a little less.

  2. People getting hurt is always something sad, but sometimes some things have to be done in order to preserve freedom. Should it be lost many more people will be hurt. Besides, you know, Muslims are being hurt in their millions. And the peoples of the Third World in their billions. A few upset far-right New Yorkers aren’t my concern…

  3. I wasn’t talking about upset far-right New Yorkers getting hurt. It’s what the New Yorkers are going to DO that I’m worried about.

  4. But if we allow bullies to determine what we can and cannot do, how can there ever be freedom?

    Also, this controversy is mostly manufactured; as the article points out, this project is being supported by a rabbi! And it’s not even a mosque, it’s a community center. (As for mosques being built near places of great victories – they are also built near places of great tragedies, or any other places where temples are built. They are built where there are people who want to pray with others.)