How will the left-wing commentariat spin this one? New York, the most urbane, sophisticated, liberal big city in the world...wants the builders of the damn Ground Zero Mosque to find a less offensive locale:
Seven in ten New Yorkers say the proposed mosque/Islamic community center near Ground Zero should be relocated because of opposition from 9/11 families — and an equal number want state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to probe the group’s finances, a new statewide poll released today found.
“Overwhelmingly — across party and regional lines — New Yorkers say the sponsors ought to voluntarily move the proposed mosque to another location,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
The survey of 1,497 of New York residents found:
* A whopping 71 percent then said the organizers should voluntarily move the mosque elsewhere because of opposition from 9/11 family members. Only 21 percent were opposed, with the rest undecided.
* And 71 percent also said that AG Cuomo should probe the finances behind the building of the mosque, also known as 51Park. The concerns over who bankrolls the mosque comes as developer Sharif el-Gamal just announced the launch of the facility’s fundraising campaign and he collected $10,000 last week from supporters.
* A sizable number of New Yorkers have negative views of Islam. Nearly one-third — 31 percent have an unfavorable opinion and about one-quarter were undecided. Less than a majority – 45 percent – had a favorable opinion.
* About one-quarter of New Yorkers think “mainstream Islam” encourages violence against non-Muslims, while 54 percent consider it a peaceful religion. About one in five had no opinion.
....even 61 percent of Democrats said organizers should voluntarily move it.
How the hell do you spin this one? Look, New York City truly is the most "international city" in the world, with every race, religion and nationality mixing it up peacefully on the streets every single day (driven almost entirely by capitalistic impulses - is that the true path to world peace? Obama shudders...). If this mix of characters can all agree on one thing - a mega-mosque built on Ground Zero is an affront to our sensitivity - what in the world can the left, especially people like Mayor Bloomberg, who demanded that the mosque be built on this hallowed ground, now claim as their justification for forcing it down our throats?
Religious freedom? It's not about that. Overcoming racism? New Yorkers are probably the least in racist in the nation. Fighting Islamaphobia? Well, I guess there is precedent for making up an imaginary condition in order to move a political agenda forward...remember "global warming"?
So what say yee, lefties? Is New York now part of the "racist South"? Are we still so "traumatized" by 9/11 that we cannot think clearly? Or this there another agenda here, perhaps something to do with rubbing your fellow citizen's faces into the graves of their friends and families, as a way of showing your disdain, disgust, and unbridled hatred towards them?
In other words...Fascism as sadism?
...In America today, conservatives don't carry out sadistic assaults; the Left does it every day. It is not just a political tactic, but a reflection of who they are as human beings...