Actually, the one post I had planned for the afternoon, I had begun out on the back of an envelope as I was eating my lunch. I have pretty much stopped following the controversy over the “Ground Zero Mosque.” It seems every time I read a critique of the opponents of the mosque, the writers are ever eager to repeat their rote assumption that all opponents must be racist.
In the process, the reveal their own prejudices rather than (except in the eyes of their fellow travelers) succeeding in vilifying those who just wish the organizer would build it elsewhere.
So, given all the media cluck-clucking about the opponents’ supposed intolerance, is anyone aware (as per my previous post) of mainstream media reports of Imam Rauf’s radical statements? They would seem relevant to the current debate, given that he’s heading up the multi-million dollar project.
(I would be doing some googling on this, but the Mehlman story takes precedence right now and I only have limited time to devote to blogging today)