Just got around to watching the anti Ground Zero Mosque ad. I can see why it’s controversial, it uses vague words like “their” and “they” in ways which blur whether the speaker is referring to (a) the terrorists that destroyed the twin towers or (b) the Muslims seeking to construct the mosque. I take it the ad sponsors don’t see much of a distinction. Very insensitive.
Nevertheless, I think this comment from ReligionNewsBlog is worth listening to: “The idea of building a mosque close to the site of an Islam-inspired terrorist act is ludicrously insensitive — regardless of which sect of Islam is behind the project. Rejecting such a proposal has nothing to do with religious intolerance or religious persecution, but rather with common sense. The Muslims involved should themselves have the decency to forsake this plan.”
Insensitivity, a game everyone can play.