Thursday, June 28, 2007

Religious Tolerance? What A Great Idea!

I was delighted to see Muslims at Menino's Mosque in Roxbury yesterday were calling for religious tolerance.

"This mosque is intended to be a place that opens its doors and provides opportunities for all religions and all different ethnicities and different communities to find a place of dialogue," said Bilal Kaleem, executive director of the Boston chapter of the Muslim American Society.

That's great, Mr. Kaleem. Do you mean the kind of "opportunities" that non-Muslims enjoy in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen, the UAE, etc., etc.? You mean the "opportunities" Jews enjoy in Muslim countries around the world, i.e. the "opportunity" to be blown up or beheaded?

Yeah, when I'm looking for tolerance, the first place I head is my local mosque.