Freelance columnist for Seven Days Judith Levine sent this in:
“Peaceful New Yorkers,” tweeted Sarah Palin, “pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real.”
An hour later came another message: “Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing.”
These gentle words come in response to the proposal to build Cordoba House, an Islamic cultural complex including a mosque, on the site of the old Burlington Coat Factory building in downtown Manhattan near the site of the former World Trade Center.
Cordoba’s mission, according to its prospectus, is “promoting integration, tolerance of difference and community cohesion through arts and culture ... guided by Islamic values in their truest form – compassion, generosity, and respect for all.”
The Grizzly Mama in Chief adds her 140 characters of diplomacy to the less-couched comments of opponents testifying against the complex at a New York landmarks hearing. These patriots denounced the mosque as a base for “spreading subversion,” “a citadel of Islamic supremacy” and tantamount to “moving the sunken ship from Pearl Harbor to erect a memorial for the Japanese kamikazes killed in the attack.”
Last we heard, Sarah (whose husband is a Yup’ik, in case you hadn’t heard) was expressing her outrage at the NAACP’s race-baiting demand that the Tea Party renounce its racist elements. “The charge that Tea Party Americans judge people by the color of their skin is false, appalling and is a regressive and diversionary tactic to change the subject at hand,” posted Sarah on her Facebook page.
Never mind the pictures circulated by "Tea Party Americans" of President Obama as a fuzzy-hatted pimp. Or a savage with a bone in his nose.
Or Tea Party Express’ Mark Williams’ endlessly Islamaphobic spewing.
I could go on, but that would be an UNNECESSARY provocation.