Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rise and Shine --- Huh?

Good Morning and welcome to the second day of the work week!

So, there are a bunch of people in New York city who are upset about the potential of a Mosque being built near the site of the World Trade Center.
They are talking about hallowed ground. They are yelling about disrespect. They are threatening to stand in the way of the builders.
What they are really doing is continuing to push a stereotype. Sure, it was some extreme radicals who flew that plane into the buildings, but, if we've learned anything over the years, it should be there are radical people everywhere.
It doesn't mean you can just lop a whole bunch of people into one group.
Look, I'm not going to say people haven't been, and continue to be, touched by the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. Too many people died for no reason other than one group wanted to cause harm.
Just because there is a potential of a Mosque being built near the site doesn't mean we are giving into the radicals. What's the difference if a Catholic Church or a Mormon Temple were to be built?
In the end, as the years continue to tick off, it should be about healing and tolerance, not more hate.

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