16 August 2010

In regards to that Islamic 'cultural center'

In an effort to get the idea of 'cultural sensitivity' across, if those who ascribe to the religion which a violent and extremist sect of same has killed thousands in a cold blooded act of Private War, then the answer to such extremism and outreach to the community is not a 'cultural center' 13 stories tall.

Actual 'cultural sensitivity' would involve a 13 story wall with the names of the victims of 9/11 on it and a small non-denominational area for prayer and meditation set up under it.

That is how you reach out to those who have suffered injury and a true demonstration of your willingness to give everyone sanctuary to reconcile themselves with that event and that loss.

America is used to that sort of 'cultural outreach': they are called Monuments To Our Beloved Dead.

To enshrine a memory you create a shrine for all and put the people who made the shrine down in tiny letters on a small plaque off to the side so as not to intrude on the memories.

That does take 'cultural sensitivity' to realize that.

Its lack is evident.


1389 said...

Rebuild St. Nicholas CHURCH at Ground Zero, not a mosque

For nearly nine years, there has been a grass-roots effort to get St. Nicholas Orthodox Church rebuilt, which was completely destroyed when the South Tower fell on it. The parish still has an active congregation but no building; they have been meeting to worship in Brooklyn. The NY/NJ Port Authority, with the acquiescence of the local tranzi-progressive/dhimmi/jihadist politicians, bureaucrats, and media, have put up one roadblock after another to stop the church from being rebuilt. Now, many of us Orthodox Christians, working pretty much independently by word of mouth among friends and parishoners, have finally succeeded in getting some news media attention to this matter.

I would like to ask everyone who supports the effort to rebuild this church first read the article at the above link.

Then call, write, or better yet, GO AND VISIT the offices of their US Representative and US Senators. You will probably just get to talk to a staffer, but the staffer will pass this information along. It makes a BIG difference if you take the trouble to write a personal letter or show up in person.

Also, pass the information along to everybody else you know who might be interested. Put it on Facebook, repost it on your own blog, email it to your friends and relatives, whatever else you can think of. We need to get something done while the issue is still in the public eye.


A Jacksonian said...

My thanks to you!

That which is destroyed needs to be rebuilt to show our steadfast willingness to overcome destruction aimed at us.