Confederate Flag vs. Ground Zero Mosque?

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    I've heard people decry the Confederate flag flying on statehouse grounds in SC, saying that it is insensitive.

    I've also heard people decry the would be Ground Zero mosque, also saying it is insensitive.

    Not surprisingly, there is very little overlap among the two groups doing the decrying.


    What I'd like to have explained, by anyone taking any side, is why one is indeed insensitive while the other is not.


    note: Thread inspired by Ravi's self-pwnage in another thread.
     
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    Actually...wrong.

    Confederate soldiers did not announce, nor did their leaders announce their intention, nor did they attempt, to slaughter Union women and children.

    In fact, it was the UNION army that starved out (i.e., killed) Confederacy women and children by ransacking the farms and blockading the ports, resulting in the starvation of who knows how many southern women and children. They were also great at starving Confederate prisoners.

    Still, nobody announced any intention to kill off the women & children of the other side.

    So they aren't the same.
     
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    I need more info on Ravi's self pwnage.
     
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    I hate to sound like uh murkin but if the confed flag still flew there could never have been a 911, LA riots etc.
    Just sayin'
     
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    wtf are you talking about?

    What exactly did I get 'wrong' in the OP?

    Are you suggesting that nobody sees the Confederate flag as insensitive or that nobody sees the ground zero mosque as insensitive?
     
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    I was pretty clear.

    Comparing the Confederacy to Islam isn't only wrong, it's almost criminal.
     
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    Actually you weren't. But it's clear now.

    You completely missed the point, which of course is nothing new.

    Carry on. :thup:
     
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    Obviously, Mani, you have missed your dosage today.

    "What I'd like to have explained, by anyone taking any side, is why one is indeed insensitive while the other is not."

    There ya go. I explained it.

    Apparently you don't even understand the crap you write yourself, so I guess it's not surprising you don't get the responses.
     
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    :lol:

    Thanks for proving my point.
     
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    So which one are you claiming isn't insensitive and why?
     

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