Saturday, August 21, 2010
The Mosque near Ground Zero
I will appear on Aljazeera Arabic next Tuesday on the From Washington program live from San Francisco (10:00AM Pacific Time). I am personally against the construction of the mosque (just as I abhor the racist and bigoted reactions against it): but I am against it for a different reason. It will stand as a symbol to remind Americans and others of the association (in Western minds) between Islam and terrorism. A gesture intended to appease the mainstream culture received a slap on the face. Predictable though. I mean, many in the American associate Sep. 11 with Islam, so this silly project will only serve as a permanent reminder. Cordoba my potato. Sects and religions are not coexisting peacefully: neither here nor there in Muslim lands.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 8:08 AM