Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Can Islam Save Christmas?

More (ahem) good news from Boston Mayor Tom "Shots Fired!" Menino: Boston's Enchanted Village, a, "holiday" tradition in downtown Boston since 1940 is no more. Despite higher taxes and a growing economy, the Menino administration just can't find the few thousand dollars it would take to keep Christmas shoppers coming downtown to see this staple of the New England Christmas season.

But wait--There's a chance that Islam can save Christmas right here in Boston!

You see, the same Mayor Menino who can't find the money for the Enchanted Village recently made a $1.8 million donation of city property to the Islamic Society of Boston for the construction of a mosque. Now, you might ask "How can a city donate land for a house of worship? Whatever happened to the Constitution?"

You, obviously, are not a state legislator in Massachusetts...

So here's how our Muslim neighbors can save Christmas: The ISB could do what any other religious group would be required to do, and actually pay for the city property given to them illegally for Menino's Mosque. That $1.8 million could then be used to keep the Enchanted Village on display for years to come.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a rip-roarin' Ramadan to all!