Trump News

Could be a new series

Did I mention I subscribe to Trump News? Yes, it turns out I did mention it. Here’s an excerpt:

I subscribe to an email newsletter from EnVolve.com. The sender is listed as Trump News, but it is not likely the President-elect is in any way involved with Trump News. Where to get started? How about with a recent story from En-Volve:

Career Felon Killed In Shootout By 13-Year-Old During Home Invasion

That was five months ago. I’ve been neglecting this valuable resource, and I’m correcting that now. From a recent email:

Michigan Residents Have UNEXPECTED Reaction When Court Announces They Have DENIED New Muslim Mosque

Many of these towns were formerly Christian, or wanted little to do with any religion.

But, thanks to “politically correct” policies, they’ve had no choice but to suffer the advance of Sharia Law, a system and ideology totally incompatible with American values.

Finally, there are some towns that have had enough.

This town in Michigan courageously said NO when Muslims wanted to plant a new mosque there. And watch how local residents reacted.

That’s from a link in the email. It’s worth some diagnosis. Some Skeptical Analysis. Start with the headline:

Michigan Residents Have UNEXPECTED Reaction When Court Announces They Have DENIED New Muslim Mosque

I am left to puzzle why the headline needs to emphasize the residents’ reaction–unexpected. I’m reading this on En-Volve.com, apparently a conservative site, so I’m trying to figure out why the reaction from citizens of Sterling Heights, MI, is unexpected. I will have to be satisfied with being  puzzled. But, as the headline shouts, the new mosque has been denied. The Detroit News has a more lengthy and clear-headed take on the matter, dating back from 14 March. Better read that to get a better understanding. Apparently an initial  ruling held that the mosque could be built, but then citizens opposed to the mosque sued.

The En-Volve item was published yesterday, and it links to a video centering on the planning board’s most recent decision. The permit to build the mosque was denied by a 9 to 0 vote. A Google search does not turn up additional  reference to this breaking news.

The complaint filed against the mosque cited things like traffic and size of the structure, and that was the ruling of the zoning board. But the cheering crowds seem to express emotions beyond zoning issues. The flavor of the En-Volve piece is indicative of the crowd’s reaction. It contains no mention of zoning:

One mosque at a time, American towns are being overrun by Islam.

This is wholly at odds with a statement by Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylor. From  the video:

Sterling Heights has a solid reputation for inclusiveness and tolerance reflected in a wide variety of places of worship across the city.

Mayor, I was not able to discern inclusiveness and tolerance from the people in  the video. And the tone of the En-Volve item was wall-to-wall anti-Muslim, concluding:

This town in Michigan courageously said NO when Muslims wanted to plant a new mosque there. And watch how local residents reacted.

“Muslims wanted to plant a new mosque there.” [Emphasis added] The word “plant” connotes staking a flag at a forward line of troops in a battle. The episode is cast as a battle. My take? It’s supposed to be a battle between Christianity and Islam. En-Volve evokes Christian values being undermined by a rival religion and the need to counter an invasion.

There is a take-away. This is becoming representative of American conservatism. Conservatism, and by implication the Republican Party, is becoming the party of correct religion versus incorrect religion. American  conservatism has come to  this point. There are not many other ways to spell “Fascism.”

Who am I to talk. I wouldn’t want a mosque built in my town. Nor a cathedral nor a temple. All those people are just crazy, and I’m hoping some day they will get some sense and quit doing this shit. I was also hoping to get a new Ferrari for Christmas.

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