I want my M(osque) TV

The controversy over building an Islamic community center near Ground Zero has reached a new low with an anti-mosque music video making the rounds across talk radio.

It’s unclear what’s worse, the sentiment behind the song or the song itself. The lyrics are so ridiculous it could arguably be satire, but the consensus in our newsroom is that it’s sadly genuine.

Check it out:

2 Comments

  1. Ed
    Posted October 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    You know this is getting crazy. I thought a big part of America was the fact we are above any of this. Last I checked, Islam as a religion did not fly the planes into the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon or flew the plane that was downed in Pennsylvania, religious extremists were the pilots. And while they may have been Islamic extremists, it has been noted time and again that the vast majority of Muslim people were shocked and outraged at the acts perpetrated in their god’s name.

    Do we seek to hold Christianity to task when someone kills a doctor who performs abortions as part of his practice? The scale is far different, but the circumstances are quite similar.

    The fundamentalist views that are sweeping the US are going to do far more to destroy this country than any outside attacker. We will never be free if means we have the freedom to be identical to our neighbor.

    There was a time when tragedy struck, people put aside their differences and worked together to get past that tragedy, whether it meant taking up arms or rebuilding a community or dealing with someone who caused harm to others. Now it seems you must be in a certain demographic just to be affected or to have a valid opinion on an occurrence such as this. It’s sad, really.

    Yes, we all suffered indirectly on Sept. 11th, 2001. Many suffered far more than we did. The pain and torment have not ceased for many and for some it will never cease. Why do we continue to drag it out, continuously re-open the wounds instead of pulling together, heal all affected and rebuild?

    Oh, and a final note, must we take it out on people who had absolutely nothing to do with it because their spiritual path happens to have the same name as those who attacked us? Or should we chastise The Archdiocese or Southeast Christian because of people like Eric Rudolph or Timothy McVeigh? When does this country regain its true roots of accepting but vigilant? When do we go back to allowing people to live their lives and going after those who seek to do us harm? When do we re-learn that painting with a broad brush is only good for covering up, not for fixing a single problem?

  2. SSG. Joe Meek
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    We should build a mosque in the Highlands!
    Knock down the utterly useless Mid-City mall and put it there!
    Then Ali or Farrakhan or some other “Great” american muslim can come and give it his blessing!

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