For the benefit of those unfamiliar with the background of the founder of the Mosque community center to be located several blocks north of Ground Zero, here is today’s NY Times report indicating that he is above all a peace-maker. See the NY Times article below.

This is a most precarious time for us. With Pakistan nearly destroyed with flooding, we have no ally against the Taliban in Afghanistan. The last thing we need to be doing is giving Muslims the message that a majority of Americans see them as our enemies. Such also is a recruiting device for the Muslim terrorists.

Obama had to speak out to counteract the message of American hatred of Muslims. The last thing we need to do is to generate hostility towards the world’s second largest religion and it towards us, given our ‘wars’ against Muslim countries.

What I am saying here is obvious to our sane leaders — or at least those running for office who are not exploiting hatred. Shame!

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“Not everyone in the Cairo lecture hall last February was buying the imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s message. As he talked of reconciliation between America and Middle Eastern Muslims — his voice soft, almost New Agey — some questioners were so suspicious that he felt the need to declare that he was not an American agent.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/nyregion/22imam.html?ref=todayspaper


“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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