I totally agree.
I totally agree.
I'd like to point out most New Yorkers are fine with Park51.... Amusing nonetheless
It actually would have been funnier if you cut off the last two panels, since the apparent hypocrisy in the second panel is funny enough on its own.
so you think muslims should take over america to over come any objections ?
Better ways to make the point than by referencing something that happened hundreds of years ago. For example, how the Bible teaches Christians to be accepting of others, especially those that most people might dissociate from (like with the prostitute and the lepers).
The Christians would be more true to their beliefs if they DID let them build a mosque there, because it would symbolize, to a certain extent, that there is some forgiveness going on there - or at least that they are willing to treat these people like the goddamned human beings that they are.
Also, I'm not saying that Muslims should be associated w/ lepers, but there is a similar dissociation there socially in my experience.
I think a more accurate analogy would be "no churches within 1/2 mile of abortion clinics" since often doctors are sometimes killed by wacko Christian extremists. It would be ridiculous because it would be lumping the regular Christians in with the extremists, and therefore a more relevant comparison.
Still a funny cartoon, I thought.
Hahahahahaha wow... wow!!! That's dumb!!!
This is not insightful or funny....next!
"HAI GAIZ IM A FLAMING LIBERAL CUZ ITZ KEWL 2 B LYKE DAT SO I SHOW IT OFF ON STUMBLE UPON WITH ALL MY LIBRAL FRIENDZ!!!"
Are we still using religion as a scapegoat for our socio-political Instabilites?
Even when you have the moral high-ground (i.e. being right that not only do the have the right to build their center, but that calls for them to move it out of sensitivity are just bigotry in disguise) you still fuck it up by wanting to go "Nu-uh, it's not them, it's you." How about substantive debate? You think you're pointing out hipocrisy, but you're simply engaging in it.
Political? Yes. Humor? No.
I like the joke, and I agree with the right to put the mosque there. However, I would offer a partial defense to the opposite site. The defense would be that there is a significant generational gap. People who directly experienced 9/11 are still alive - and in large numbers.
And to be fair, the Native Americans don't own the land legally or morally speaking anymore. Imagine if Earth turned out to have destroyed an alien race and erased the history. If the alien ancestors came back demanding the land, I wouldn't give them any. It's tragic, but I'm using it. Yeah, I benefited from atrocities. I also benefited from some primate ancestor that through a rock at another guy's head to steal their wife, perhaps. If we ever trace history so precisely as to find such things out, I'm not giving up my stuff.
yeah you're right smackinyeah, the white man murdered native Americans because they weren't working hard enough or they didn't accept the christian faith in totality, i mean to keep some of your religions beliefs that's blasphemy.
The white man didn't murder Native-Americans specifically because they weren't Christian and Muslims haven't conquered New York and don't intend to. It shouldn't matter where a mosque is built, but this comic totally blows.