Except that throughout much of the world, it is not. Read Christopher Hitchens’s post, A Test of Tolerance:
Let us by all means make the “Ground Zero” debate a test of tolerance. But this will be a one-way street unless it is to be a test of Muslim tolerance as well.
Which makes this NPR post, Rancor Over Mosque Could Fuel Islamic Extremists, particularly inane. If history has proven anything, it is that “fuel” is the one thing for which “Islamic Extremists” do not want. If not this, something else.
That doesn’t mean we should engage in the same intolerance as they do. But it also doesn’t mean we should deny reality.
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