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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 12:53 AM
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32. Are you equating a legal right to build a community center
and place of worship two blocks from the WTC with the intention of promoting peace to a deliberate intent to insult and promote hatred of another religion?

In the law, intent is important. Eg, an accidental killing is not considered to be murder. But pre-meditated killing is first degree murder.

There is no comparison between these two events, unless you believe that the Imam in NYC is a terrorist supporter with the same goals as this church, to incite violence.

Remembering what happened to the two men who had come to protest the Mosque but 'looked like Muslims' and ended up needing protection from the teabagger mob, the only similarities here are between the extremists led by the hate-filled rightwing blogger and the jihadists in Indonesia.

I don't see anyone saying they don't have the freedom to burn the Quran, but there is no purpose to doing that other than pure hatred. Building a Community Center with a Mosque hoping to promote peace doesn't even compare as far as motivation goes.

I'm sure the same mob protesting the mosque, will be in Tn cheering on this hate-fest though. Seems like their kind of party.
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