Tag Archives: Park51

Let’s burn all the holy books while we’re at it

I was going to join everyone else on the internet tonight and write about so-called Christian Terry Jones and his poorly thought-out plan to burn 200 copies of the Quran come Saturday, but it looks now as though it’s been called off, or at least momentarily postponed. Jones says he decided to pull the plug […]

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The party of imagined bravery and craven victimhood

Eugene Robinson asks a great question in today’s Washington Post… “When did the loudmouths of the American right become such a bunch of fraidy-cats and professional victims?” Here’s a clip: …The thing is, though, that the manufactured brouhaha over the Park51 project is part of a larger pattern in which the far right embraces victimhood […]

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