Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Defenders of the Ground Zero Mosque appear critically naive. They've narrowed the issue to an abstract debate over religious freedom, removed from real world context. Among the matters they overlook, deliberately or not, is that the mosque WILL be used by radical Muslims and their millions of sympathizers as an example of victory. One way for moderate Muslims to counteract this is to support the El Cid Project. A motion picture depiction of moderate Muslims uniting with the larger society in order to defeat fanatic Jihad is exactly the message that all sides should be able to support.