Monday, August 23, 2010


"At its core, the mosque furor is not unlike what Catholics experienced in the United States for more than 100 years, according to Georgetown University theology professor Chester Gillis. He also is dean of Georgetown College and the founding director of the program on the Church and Interreligious Dialogue within the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. While there are a wide range of political, philosophical and even zoning arguments about the Islamic center plans, Gillis sees anti-Muslim sentiment -- based in misconceptions and xenophobia -- at the core of the debate."
Catholic News

So the distrust of and downright hostile feelings toward Islam and the mosque are purely a result of "misconceptions and xenophobia"? Really? It couldn't possibly have anything to do with blowing up the World Trade center and the Pentagon. Be-headings, car bombing, threats of nuclear war, Hamas on our Southern border, war in the Middle East and the threat of sharia law here in America play absolutely no part in a rational rejection of the "religion of peace"?

To compare this to anti-Catholic bigotry in the early history of America is ludicrous. Catholics were harassed and in some cases killed based on prejudices spanning hundreds of years, not because they were involved in any sort of campaign of terror and domination against the United States. This is a case of comparing apples and oranges and using misdirection and deciet to support a fallacious proposition.

Oh, and by the way, Catholic news is mouthpiece for the USCCB. Surprised?

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