Friday, September 3, 2010

a letter to my dear new yorkers

Dear naive tabloid junkies,

It has come to my attention that many of you are rather upset about a mosque being built upon the area of Ground Zero in New York City. It seems you find building a mosque would be insulting and insensitive to all those who died on 9/11 after all the terrible things those Muslims did to you.

I wanted to write to you today to confirm a couple of things with you before you all lose your head and embarrass yourselves during your protests and before you go writing your letters to the President (who by the way, is Muslim).

First of all; it is NOT a mosque. It is a centre of which holds a swimming pool, basketball courts and restaurants. It happens to also hold a prayer room.

Secondly, it isn't even on ground zero. It is 2 blocks away. And if it was a mosque, is there a particular distance you would like it to be away? Maybe you could measure out a suitable distance which is inoffensive for us so when we do decide to build an actual mosque one day, we can keep it within it without upsetting you all.

Finally, even if it was a mosque being built on ground zero. Who cares? Muslims are not the cause of 9/11, the Taliban (who actually happen to be muslim) did. If the city of New York decided to do a tribute memorial statue to Osama Bin Laden, then I'd say 'Go Ahead, protest away'. Remember lots of Muslims died that day just like any other race were affected that day; with the majority actually pretty distraught over the events just as much as you are, without their faith being slammed. So take your Islamaphobia, your mixed up tabloid affected minds and go home, switch the kettle on and have a cup of tea. Try reading a little less National Enquirer and a little more New York Times :)

Yours sincerely,

David Hatton

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