Monday, August 02, 2010


OK, maybe brown or green eyes. But this person won't be of Middle Eastern or African or South Asian descent, and will claim to be a great lover of America. That's because the next terrorist to attack America will be someone who hates us for our freedom to build and sustain a genuinely multicultural society that tries to live in peace:

The Mosque planned for Ground Zero is expected to pass a major hurdle Tuesday.

Board members at the Landmarks Preservation Commission intend to vote unanimously against granting protected status to the 152-year-old building that would be knocked down to make way for the project, the Daily News has learned....

The vote takes place tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at Pace University.

After that, demolition and subsequent construction can start when the developers are ready.

We know the crazy right never stops fighting until it destroys what it despises, regardless of how much the fighting puts Americans at one another's throats. We know that back in May a right-wing radio host said, "I hope the mosque isn't built, and if it is, I hope it's blown up." We know that a mosque in Jacksonville, Florida, was firebombed that same month.

I just hope my city's next terrorist doesn't kill or injure anyone. And when this person is caught, I hope we remember the discussion we've had every other time in the past year and a half when we've been attacked: Should terrorist suspects lose citizenship? Should they get Miranda rights? Shouldn't the really hardcore interrogators have a crack at every suspected terrorist? Can we even think about trying terrorist suspect in civilian courts on U.S. soil? But I know that none of those question will come up, and the loudest voices in our culture will howl if anyone even snarkily suggests depriving this suspect of the same civil liberties those howlers want to take away from suspects they don't like.

(Via Memeorandum.)


UPDATE, TUESDAY: Via Rumproast, one Freeper's response to the commission's 9-0 vote, which allows construction of the project to go forward:

WHEN this FKER is erected NYorker folks NEED to burn it down the way they did the towers…REVENGE is the code word!!!

I don't believe this is idle chatter.

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