"You want to build a what next to my mosque?"
There has been a lot of talk regarding the proposed Mosque near the former site of the World Trade center. Conservatives strongly believe that building anything that is related to the people who committed these atrocities should even exist near the location. Liberals cite the freedom of religion and also the contradiction that in the same area we have strip clubs, fast food establishment and gambling houses. In this blogger’s honest opinion I sadly have to agree with the liberals. We live in a free country, where people are entitled to believe and build whatever they choose as long as they don’t cause physical harm to others. That’s why I’m proposing this interesting concept, I like art I have always been a fan of art. Granted, not too crazy about religious imagery being painted in cow poop but I respect the freedom of the artist even though I think they may be a talentless douche. I believe, to express my own freedom of speech I would like to paint a murial at the east side of the proposed mosque. Why the east side? Well, I think the lighting would be much better. My idea is to promote tolerance, by painting a picture of Muhammad (the prophet of the Muslim religion, not the dude who sells Falafel down the street) I think, since it is New York after all, that he should wear a Yankees jersey while making out with a very effeminate yet looking burly blonde. The picture isn’t hurting anyone, and as far as art goes it would seem pretty tame. I would also like to add the caption, “Allah loves me for who I am”. How could any progressive be against the arts? I mean, it’s a harmless picture and it’s nothing compared to some of the artwork that has been available in New York City.