Muslim outreach goes horribly wrong: fill in Ground Zero Mosque-representing muslim intern takes jab at the Amish in a Tweet
When Muslims Make Fun of the Amish
By Greg Gutfeld (Bio | Archive)
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 09:54 ET
So last night on the show, Andy Levy pointed out that the person representing the Ground Zero mosque on Twitter made a few jabs at the Amish.
This is what the Tweeter tweeted:
Amish saying stop Muslims?1. What are you doing on the computer? 2. That's not very Amish 3. Shouldn't you be making butter?
Later, that tweet was deleted.
Which is a shame, because it didn't have to go. See, the Mosque folks don't understand that here in America you can make fun of any religion - yes, even the Amish - and angry followers won't throw acid in your face or behead you in front of a tripod. And, as primitive as the Amish are, they won't even stone you to death for adultery. But the tweeting Park51 can be forgiven: maybe they thought the Amish might head out from Lancaster County and fly a buggy straight into their building. Don't worry, "Parky:" they wouldn't get the horses through the Lincoln Tunnel.
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Anyhoo, that's my point. We all make Amish jokes, because we can. They are nice people. The worst thing they ever did was deal meth - and in parts of rural PA, that's almost considered a civic duty (I kid the rural PA-ers).
Meanwhile, after I made my proposal to open a gay Muslim bar next to the mosque - I was warned by friends, coworkers and deli managers that I'd end up dead. Who knew so many people hated the Pet Shop Boys?
But it is certainly rich for the folks behind the mosque to poke fun of a religion for eschewing modern convenience. After all, the Amish are beyond advanced when compared to the most ardent followers of Islam. Remember, the Amish do not demand that the world to return to a period when its prophet lived - a time when more people died during childbirth than from old age.
But hey - at least these Mosque-eteers at Park51 can make fun of the Amish.
Maybe later, they can make fun of themselves.
And if you disagree with me, you're a racist homophobe who stole my pants.
9/11 Greek Orthodox Church stays down.
Plan to rebuild Greek Orthodox church at ground zero remains puzzle to R.I., N.Y. clergy
01:00 AM EDT on Thursday, August 19, 2010
By Richard C. Dujardin
Journal Staff Writer
NEWPORT, R.I. –– As controversy continues to swirl about the plans by a Muslim group to build an 11-story mosque a couple of blocks from ground zero, some Greek Orthodox Christians here and in New York say they are puzzled as to why there has been so little progress in the rebuilding of yet another house of worship. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, a tiny, four-story building that had been located directly in front of the second tower, at 155 Cedar St. was destroyed in the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. It has yet to be rebuilt, even though there had been assurances as late as two years ago that the church would have the Port Authority’s permission to erect a new slightly larger structure at 130 Liberty St., about 100 yards from the original one.
The Rev. Mark Arey, ecumenical and interfaith officer for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, said the archdiocese first learned that the offer allowing the church to use the Liberty Street site had been “taken off the table” in 2009.
“The Port Authority said we would be hearing from them, but we have not heard anything,” said the priest
In a statement Wednesday, Port Authority spokesman Steven Sigmund said the Port Authority thought it had reached an agreement with the church in 2008 but that the church then began to make more demands, such as a right to review plans for a Vechicle Security Center, that was to be built underneath the church as part of the reconfiguring of the World Trade Center.
He said the Port Authority made a final offer that included a commitment of “up to $60 million” toward the project, but that the offer was rejected by the church.
Father Arey says none of that was ever communicated to church officials, who have yet to hear from the Port Authority.
“This has never been about money,” he said, contending that the church had done whatver the Port Authority asked, and always anticipated paying for the church with private donations.
“We’re not looking for any special treatment, but we do want them to fulfill their obligations,” he said. “We hope that as public consciousness is raised, our elected officials will do the right thing.”
The Rev. Andrew George, pastor of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Craston, recalled Wednesday that within a short time after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001 he saw artist’s renderings for a newly built St. Nicholas Church, and his parish raised $6,000 to help in the rebuilding effort.
“I think it should be rebuilt. It’s long overdue,” he said Wednesday. “The real question is why is the Port Authority trying to renege?”
The Rev. George Economou, the pastor of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Newport, said he is very upset with what has been happeing.
“I am puzzled as to why the Muslims would be allowed to build a center so close to Ground Zero while a church — that stood at that site many years even before the World Trade Center — would get such a run-around.”
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