I'm sure everyone has heard about the planned Islamic Center a few blocks away from what people call 'Ground Zero'. Professional Facebooker and half-term Governor Sarah Palin tweeted about it, so the media had a Palingasm and covered it non-stop, just like every time she opens her mouth/twitter account.
One of the blogs I follow, which is usually rational, came down on the same side as thrice-married Newt Gingrich and Palin, so I thought I would share it here, along with my response:
I don't often defend Islam; I don't much like any religious ideas at all. But I hate bigotry. Really, I'm not defending Islam, I'm defending people (who happen to have kooky ideas), that are facing national pressure simply because they want to build a YMIA (Young Men's Islam Association (Yes, I made that up)). (As a side note, the YMCA has officially changed their name to the Y, because everyone calls them that anyway, and they want to be more inclusive. That's never a bad thing).
Feel free to weigh in on your opinion of the building, or the national right-wing freak-out.
UPDATE: Response from the blog author:
UPDATE II: My further response: