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Mosques and Korans: You’ve Been Played, Sucker!

As activists advocated the banning of a community center with a mosque inside it, more than 100 press releases on the subject were rolled out of congressional offices on Capitol Hill. Right-wing members of Congress tripped over each other in the effort to eke some electoral advantage out of being the anti-mosquiest.

The plan to build that community center in Manhattan is still moving forward, but the funniest thing has happened in Congress: not a single bill or resolution has been introduced by any member of the House or Senate to do anything about it. On the subject of the so-called “911 Mosque,” members of Congress are all talk and no action.

After a pastor in Florida threatened to burn a few copies of the Koran, members of the Obama administration whipped up the hysteria. One after another, White House officials appeared in front of microphones to predict that such an act would lead to violence, mayhem and massive death as offended Muslims struck back. For the sake of world peace, they beseeched the pastor, don’t burn that book!

After getting exactly the attention he sought, the pastor in Florida promised not to burn his Korans. But someone in New York City burned a Koran, and a church in Kansas burned Korans too. Did the Muslim world erupt in flames? No. There hasn’t been so much as a hiccup in response to these Koran burnings.

The press releases and protestations were all about maintaining image, not about accomplishing anything. Congress and the White House have played the American people for suckers.

4 comments to Mosques and Korans: You’ve Been Played, Sucker!

  • slaggingham

    Actually, there were a few violent protests in Afghanistan, at least 5 people died as a result.

    Compare this to the number of people who were killed when the infamous photo “Piss Christ” came out.

    Kinda supports the Koran burners’ argument, a little…

    • Jim

      In one incident, two people died. They were not killed by protesters. They were shot and killed by officers of the Afghanistan government as the officers violently broke up a protest.

      In another incident, five people died. They were not killed by protesters. They were shot and killed by officers of the Afghanistan government as the officers violently broke up a protest.

      They were killed by a government trying to shut down free expression, not in retaliation for any Koran burning.

      Kinda fucks up your argument a little, slaggingham.

  • I think the USA is in grave danger from Detroit to T’ajuana.
    I pray for Americans nightly.
    I am glad that God is in charge not Obama.

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