September 24, 2017

Obama supports ‘ground zero’ mosque in New York

Hmm getting a bit boring. What can I say that will annoy the conservatives?

US President Barack Obama has joined New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in defending plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City.

The 13-storey Islamic community centre and mosque would be located about two blocks from the former World Trade Center site.

President Obama acknowledged “sensitivities” surround the 9/11 site, but said Muslims have the same right to practise their religion “as anyone else”. He said “Our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. Separating Al-Queda from Islam he said “Al-Qaeda’s cause is not Islam, it is a gross distortion of Islam”.

Now that Obama has nailed his colours to the mast in support of the project, Conservative politicians have been tripping over each other to be seen to be objecting. Obama supporting a muslim project has got them in such a frenzy that health officials are warning that ‘indignation’ is now reaching dangerous levels. There is a real possibility in extreme cases of a total mental breakdown that could result in irreversible liberalism.

Airtime on conservative media outlets is at a premium and politicians have been seen queuing outside TV studios to take their turn to be outraged.

There have been some ugly scenes as some senior politicians have been accused of queue jumping. Among them Former US House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich who came up with a poetic quote calling the plan an “assertion of Islamist triumphalism.”
Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin got a tad emotional saying “to build a mosque at Ground Zero is a stab in the heart of the families of the innocent victims of those horrific attacks”.

Newswarped thinks it is time for everyone to take their ‘chill pills’ and perhaps put more energy into helping those suffering in China and Pakistan.