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Guest Opinion: The Ground Zero Mosque and Religious Freedom Comments

David Jones, a former Muslim and Iraq veteran, weighs in on the teachings of Islam and the need for dialogue: 'I must publicly speak out in recognition of the Truth I have lived - and to Whom I owe everything. Christ blows our hearts wide open to all of reality.  I believe that as Catholics in America we should support the building of this Islamic Center and mosque. The truth, beauty and goodness of the Catholic faith should ... Continue Reading

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  1. Tom Dundee
    4 years ago

    David Jones undwerstands Islam from all viewpoints possible a his writings are a must read and his talks need to be listened to by all. He converted to Islam as an adult and left Islam shortly there after when he gained a complete understanding of what is required of the faithful. He saw Islam in action across the no man's land of Iraq.

    I believe 9-11 began the last of a series of battles that will lead to a world dominated by Islam. The first of these battles began when Mohammad sent the Islamic armies to slay the infidel and conquer the world in 632 when the Moslems burst forth from the peninsula. Same war, many, many battles, and several truces; but no peace because that is forbidden by the Koran.

  2. Jennifer
    4 years ago

    I'm confused. "Islam considers itself to be a completed (and total) system to be imposed on the rest of the non-Muslim world by any and all means necessary, both through peaceful and non-peaceful means." So, their express intent is to impose their completed and closed system on the rest of us by whatever means necessary, including merciless violence, but we're supposed to be supportive of building this Mosque a few block away from the ruins of the slaughter they carried out here? This Mosque is not a "community center," it's not being built to bring about understanding or tolerance or peace between religions. It's a monument to their "victory." It's embarrassing and humiliating that we don't recognize what they're doing here. They couldn't be more thrilled to have spilled American blood on American soil, and now we're helping them build a shrine and plant their flag practically on top of the graves of those who died. Sorry, but at this point I'm not inclined to dialogue with lunatics who would just as soon kill us as look at us.

  3. Bulbajer
    4 years ago

    Great article.

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