I saw a lot of media trucks and I thought that was a good thing for a change. Unfortunately I didn't see the protest I was looking for.
If you've ever been to NYC or live here you know how the subways can be on a Sunday. It took me a long time and three trains before I even arrived to find the protest gone.
So I walked toward Ground Zero hoping to find the group. I never found them but I did find another similar group protesting the building of the Park51 Mosque just around the corner from Ground Zero and I joined them.
Let me start by saying that to any baffoon who tries to say it's around the block and so what, blah blah...That area of the City is narrow, tiny and on top of each other. It may as well be the same block. And your argument is weak at best to begin with.
I met a young man of 33 who said he voted for Obama but truly regrets it now and won't ever vote for him again. We had a short conversation where he told me he just didn't know all these things about Obama at the time and he just listened to what was told on the media.
I had a few hecklers come by and try to start a problem with me over my sign but I know what to say. Basically I told them to ask Ayaan Hirsi Ali why she had to flee for her life and to ask her what is truly inflammatory and what is not.
I wrote at the top of that poster: Park51 is about Conquest.
I'm going to post what I feel is a powerful statement from a very emotional man who lost the daughter of a friend who was working at Cantor Fitzgerald that horribly fateful morning. She was only 23. But before you scroll to that video I am going to be super clear with you, if you attempt to leave comments about this man's sexuality in a negative way I will NOT approve your comments. There is too much garbage in the conservative movement that polarizes the gay community and I won't stand for it here on my blog. The fact that he is so vocal and stands with the correct side shows his true inner strength and I applaud him even more for that.
Islam is a political ideology not a religion.