Ride the subway some day and tell me there aren’t a lot of people who go to mosques living right here in the Big Apple.
“Islam is an American religion,” said Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement. Amen to that.
And check out the history of our great country, and how we were a haven against oppression, and how there were always ignorant people who said America is just for the people who are here and the rest of us should go back from where y’all came. But the greatness of our country, and esp this city, is that it welcomes people from all over the world. It’s what fed the idea of American exceptionalism.
So yes, we should build a mosque where the World Trade Center used to stand. Because it’s consistent with our values, and because it’s the most arrogant and territorial thing we could do vis a vis the assholes who blew up the WTC.
It’s like going over their head to their god and saying hey you get to hang out here too. Along with Jesus and Moses.
We are sad to report that our photographer,Bill Ellison had his camera stolen at The Octopus Project show this weekend. It is a Nikon D300 with a Tokina 12~24mm lens retailing at $2,300. We have reported it to the Dallas Police but we thought since we have such an amazing and supportive…
it should be fine. maybe now he can get a better camera.