Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fernholz on Douthat: Mosque

Redux: Douthat's musings are like chum in shark-infested waters. My favorite liberal bloggers show up to feast.

Here now, Tim Fernholz, writing at The American Prospect:
In rejecting Cordoba House -- and saying that religious freedom doesn't apply to Muslims -- opponents of the Mosque are doing the exact opposite of encouraging assimilation. They're telling Muslims that even if you embrace religious liberty, we're not going to welcome you to our shores. What liberals worry about in the case -- aside from their normative support of religious liberty -- is the terrible message opposing the Mosque sends to Muslims around the globe about our country's values.

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