According to Dictionary.com, a phobia is “a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.”
John L. Esposito, professor of religion and international affairs and director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, insists that those opposed to a mega-mosque near Ground Zero are suffering from “Islamophobia.” I admit it…I do have a fear of radical Islamic terrorists flying jet airliners loaded with passengers into skyscrapers. But it is not an irrational fear…it is based on the all to real events of September 11, 2001.
Perhaps the Muslim-friendly Obama administration and the tolerant and open-minded Mayor Bloomberg are willing to forget 9/11, but I am not. I will never forget what happened that day. And it is not anti-Muslim bigotry that fuels the flames of my contempt. It is that band of murdering, gutless cowards who killed thousands of innocent people on that September morning that fires me up. I could give a damn what religion they were.
Now they want to erect a mega-Mosque in what would have been the shadow of the World Trade Center towers? The fact that they don’t see why Americans have a problem with that speaks volumes. Go ahead and build your $100 million, thirteen story Cordoba House. Just don’t build it over the graves of those that were butchered by Islamic terrorists. -Lew-