[Ed: Healing? Like hell!]
May 26, 2010
The owners didn’t need the board’s approval, actually. But if the hearing hadn’t been held, there would have been no opportunity for Manhattanites to lecture objectors about planting “a seed of peace” in the form of a mosque that’s positively guaranteed to attract triumphalist radicals thanks to its location. We’ve already been over the arguments here so I won’t belabor them, but suffice it to say, everything’s going according to plan on the political side. First the right responds to this obvious provocation by wondering why an alleged gesture of healing and community wouldn’t be withdrawn now that it’s reopened all kinds of wounds. Then the left — and I guess, per CK MacLeod’s latest, the center — congratulates itself for not being as bigoted as the right, even though almost universally the complaint on our side isn’t that the mosque is unwelcome, it’s that it’s unwelcome there.
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