Patterico's Pontifications


Feisal Rauf: Build My Mosque or Else

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:50 pm

Feisal Rauf says we must build the Ground Zero mosque, or we cede ground to radicals — unlike moderates like him who can’t say Hamas is a terror group and think the U.S. is complicit in the 9/11 attacks:

The wonderful outpouring of support for our right to build this community center from across the social, religious and political spectrum seriously undermines the ability of anti-American radicals to recruit young, impressionable Muslims by falsely claiming that America persecutes Muslims for their faith. These efforts by radicals at distortion endanger our national security and the personal security of Americans worldwide. This is why Americans must not back away from completion of this project. If we do, we cede the discourse and, essentially, our future to radicals on both sides. The paradigm of a clash between the West and the Muslim world will continue, as it has in recent decades at terrible cost. It is a paradigm we must shift.

Build our triumph mosque or the terror continues!

Thanks to dana.

Mexican President: We Have to Stop This Illegal Flow Across the Border

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:55 pm

Illegal guns, that is:

In April Mexican President Felipe Calderón, speaking to a joint session of Congress, pleaded to US lawmakers for more help in limiting the flow of weapons to Mexico. “I understand that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to guarantee good American citizens the ability to defend themselves and their nation,” he said. “But believe me, many of these guns are not going to honest American hands.”

So, Felipe. Let me get this straight.

You’re upset about an illegal flow across the border.

I’ll make you a deal.

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