The left is playing the politically correct card again, and handing islamists another symbolic victory by allowing a massive "islamic cultural center" and mosque to be built near the world trade center site. This is just another sign to islamic expansionists that the west will be easily subverted -- because their skewed view of tolerance and openness leaves the door open for a vocal and militant minority to seize greater and greater power.
Have no doubt, for muslims around the world, the ground zero mosque is just the latest in a series of provocations -- including the mohammed cartoon riots and the battle over the burka. The muslims are involved in a generational, even a millenial battle, to make islam dominant around the world. westerners flip through televised debates on the mosque during american idol commercials. islamists know, correctly, that the west has become decadent and unprincipled. Under the protection of identity politics leftists, islam is certain that they will win their battle with the west, and don't care if the victory comes in a week or 100 years.
Since obama and bloomberg are taking the politically correct position and handing the islamists a victory, new yorkers must take a stand for themselves. I would propose opening a "New Yorker Pork Ribs" next to the mosque, with a live pig as a mascot and a pig roasting in the window. If muslims want to use the openness of america to acheive a symbolic victory, let the new yorkers celebrate the openness of america by making the muslims confront one of their most medieival taboos every time they visit the "cultural center."