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From xpostfactoid:

In the demagogue’s parade highlighted in today’s Times’ coverage of Mayor Bloomberg’s heroic defense of the plan to build an Islamic Center in lower Manhattan, one particularly vicious thug stood out:

But even as the mayor called for the mosque to be embraced, those opposed to the project pledged to aggressively fight it, using both litigation and public pressure. A prominent Republican and foreign policy analyst said he was working with business, civic and political leaders to organize a campaign to persuade architects, contractors and donors to steer clear of the project. He said they would also aggressively scrutinize any donors who supported it.

The Republican, Daniel Senor, a former high-ranking official with the coalition government in Iraq, said that anybody who works with the center “needs to know there is going to be a real stigma associated with this project.”

“Do they really want to be involved with something so detrimental, that might set New York back?” he asked.

Aggressively scrutinize any donors? What’s he going to do, put them on a terrorist watch list? Is this kind of intimidation legal?  And where do I sign up to donate? [UPDATE: hereAndrew, your donation is now complete]

What’s next, a Muslim kristallnacht?

Bloomberg was right yesterday —  “this is an important test of the separation of church and state as we may see in our lifetimes, as important a test. And it is critically important that we get it right.” We are entering the danger zone.

In case you missed it, you can donate to the Islamic Center (The Cordoba Project) here. I made a fairly substantial donation, feeling guilty about the extreme bigotry displayed by so many—like Dan Senor, but of course one expects little from that source.

Written by Leisureguy

4 August 2010 at 2:30 pm

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  1. Many thanks for your thoughtful article. One thing this whole Cordoba House debacle has shown is that there are many good people in the United States who condemn bigotry and are willing to stand up against it.


  2. And until recently I thought the ADL was part of that group, but no more. I fear that organization has been swallowed by neo-con fanatics.



    5 August 2010 at 8:32 am

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