How About We Actually Listen To The People Behind Park 51? (Part Trois)

From today’s NYTFor Imam in Muslim Center Furor, a Hard Balancing Act.

Worth a read. 

(Of course, no doubt someone will point out how it is all an elaborate plot to lie to us all.)

FILED UNDER: Islam, Quick Takes, Religion, US Politics
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    Wonder why they want an opening date of September 11, 2011. Ten years later. Wonder where the money to build this “cultural center” the likes of which is so desperately needed in that part of Manhatten is coming from? Wonder how you are going to spin the information that is on those tapes in the posession of people who are not taking this mans word he is a moderate. I guess you think we should open our check books to these people because you trust them. Steve, you are on the wrong side of this issue as you are on most issues. What you do not see coming is that the American people are tired of what you and your lefty cohorts have been up to for years. You have lied to our kids about our history. You have lied about our economic system, you have lied about God, you have lied and lied. There are some changes coming. Mark my words. Peaceful or not, you will respect the desires of the American people one way or another. Your side is on the losing side. I trust you will find a way to survive.




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  2. YoMamma says:

    Enough. Deleting your bookmark now. :^ /




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  3. Alex Knapp says:

    Steven, you are an evil, evil lefty because while you believe in limited government and vote Republican, you are completely unwilling to believe conspiracy theories or besmirch the world’s largest religious faith.




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  4. davod says:

    Listening to, or reading, a translation of Iman’s Feisal’s words to Muslims in other countries may be more apropriate. Reviewing Suffi Imam Feisal’s relations with, or writings about, radicals might be more appropriate.




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  5. davod says:

    “Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. He is the author of Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia and is currently working on a comparative study of the US to 29 other democracies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging at PoliBlog since 2003”

    Where did you conduct your research. Did you read only materials prepared for Anglos or did you review material aimed at locals.




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