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« on: August 04, 2010, 09:24:51 PM »

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/new_york/58_in_new_york_oppose_mosque_near_ground_zero

can't blame it all on staten island ginos.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 01:40:30 PM »

I understand the kneejerk "muslims bombed us, fuck those guys", but when you consider that part of the very REASON was their attempt to create a war and a sense of "us vs. them", it boggles my mind that people don't run at high speed into embracing liberal/moderate/average muslims, thereby making the radical/wingnut people using islam as their excuse even more marginalized.

The best thing to do in such a case, I would think, would be to integrate as much as possible, so any future attacks are killing muslims, jews, christians, atheists, and thereby strip away any sense of 'we are killing JUST the non-muslims' except to the truly wacky. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 04:40:39 PM »

it actually manages to get worse:

http://gothamist.com/2010/08/05/new_anti-mosque_ad_new_poll_shows_i.php
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 08:43:51 PM »

oh man.  Eminent Domain? REALLY?

that could get interesting.
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 09:07:22 PM »

Will he then use eminent domain to level the mosque that's already near Ground Zero?

Wheeeeee!
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 11:02:23 PM »

Just play agitator, but a friend of mine did make an observation in the form of a question worth passing on.

How do you think creating a Japanese Cultural Center/Shinto Shrine next to Pearl Harbor would have gone over in 1950?

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 09:09:22 AM »

it's always 1950 somewhere.

though i think the point would have been blunted somewhat were there already existing japanese cultural centers in the immediate area as well.
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2010, 04:44:35 PM »

I wonder what the response to that poll would have been like if the question was simply: "Did 9/11 turn you into a bigot?"
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010, 10:29:54 AM »

this has become the story that just won't die. i think it's a reasonable political decision to make in that you can't just say "we can't do shit to fix the economy, and we can really only help make it marginally worse, so vote for me!"

unrelated stupid unlucky shit:

http://gothamist.com/2010/08/17/li_man_killed_during_boston_bar_fig.php
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2010, 11:54:40 AM »

http://gothamist.com/2010/08/23/sides_square_off_at_proposed_downto.php
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2010, 09:50:46 AM »

Oh god, the comments...
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