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Monday, August 09, 2010
Greg Gutfeld: I'm building a gay bar next to the Ground Zero Mosque
VIDEO UPDATE 2: "I'm dead serious," says Gutfeld on Glenn Beck show.
This idea comes on the heels of his August 6th post on Fox News, responding to Huffington Post's Russel Simmons' piece. Simmons argued that he won't stand for Islamophobia in his "backyard." Gutfeld responded by saying that while building a Mosque at Ground Zero is perfectly legal, it's kind of a jerk move:
Rather than argue against my point that it's simply obnoxious to build the mosque, they'd rather belch "race!" It's a reflex.
"Islamaphobia"? Please. Like I said before, I'm totally tolerant and if they want to build the thing, go for it. But just realize if you do, you're a jerk.
Today, Gutfeld has decided to up the ante. Writes Gutfeld:
As an American, I believe they have every right to build the mosque - after all, if they buy the land and they follow the law - who can stop them?
Which is, why, in the spirit of outreach, I've decided to do the same thing.
I'm announcing tonight, that I am planning to build and open the first gay bar that caters not only to the west, but also Islamic gay men. To best express my sincere desire for dialogue, the bar will be situated next to the mosque Park51, in an available commercial space.
Just in case you think this is a joke, Gutfeld assures us that it isn't:
This is not a joke. I've already spoken to a number of investors, who have pledged their support in this bipartisan bid for understanding and tolerance.
As you know, the Muslim faith doesn't look kindly upon homosexuality, which is why I'm building this bar. It is an effort to break down barriers and reduce deadly homophobia in the Islamic world.
Bottom line: I hope that the mosque owners will be as open to the bar, as I am to the new mosque. After all, the belief driving them to open up their center near Ground Zero, is no different than mine.
Related: Check out J.J. McCullough's political cartoon entitled "Sacred Ground Zero."
UPDATE: There's a lively comment section over on reddit about this post. Worth checking out.
Where can I invest?
Posted by: Publius | 2010-08-09 6:40:21 PM
Never mind, just follow the link..
Posted by: Publius | 2010-08-09 6:41:39 PM
Greg Gutfeld and Andy Levi are the two best reasons to watch Red Eye. They mix political analysis with frat boy humor. However, it is amazing how often the two of them(particularly Andy)are able to get the point across without being too rude. The only problems with that show are that 1.) you have Tivo it on weekdays since it comes on at 3 a.m. Eastern and 2.)They haven't cleaned up Bill Schultz. The guy could use a haircut and a shave. Bill often looks like he just climbed out of a garbage can.
Posted by: John | 2010-08-09 7:33:48 PM
Hmmm...maybe they'll build it right next to the Leprechaun, Unicorn, and Allah Museum and the Suicide Hotline Phonecentre.
Posted by: Baron d'Holbach | 2010-08-09 8:10:02 PM
I'm not sure why everyone thinks homosexuality is taboo to muslims. In reality, homosexuality has always been a staple of middle eastern culture. The very mention of Turkish society conjures up images of bum-stabbing innocent young boys. If you have a collection of blow-up dolls, like I have, you'll be aware that "Turkish Features" means there's a rear orifice. Wait, maybe it's actually "Greek Features". Anyway, I'll check that out later.
I watched "Midnight Express" on the big screen when it first came out, so I know a thing or two about muslim sexual practises. Now, Billy Hayes is trying to backpedal, and apologize for making Turks look like the filthy animals they are. He must have been looking to revive his story, and decided to keep his head attached to his body.
Of course. it could have been the British army doing a lot of the bum-stabbing. I remember listening to a funny conversation, in a Legion, between some young recruits, and an older British Sergeant. One of the young pups asked him if he remembered the tightest piece of ass he'd ever had. After a couple of puffs on his pipe, he replied, "a fourteen year old Arab lad".
Seriously, I get the feeling the protests will just turn to grumbling, then acceptance. We've become complacent, just as the Islamists became more aggressive. I suppose that's not a coincidence. I'm just not so sure we have it in us to fight any more. Face it, we're soft.
Posted by: dp | 2010-08-09 9:18:20 PM
New Yorkers won't care. You can't live in Manhattan and be uptight about who your neighbors might be. Do you honestly think that Muslim New Yorkers are any different than Christian New Yorkers in this regard?
Posted by: Jonathan Buck | 2010-08-10 9:15:28 AM
"New Yorkers won't care. You can't live in Manhattan and be uptight about who your neighbors might be. Do you honestly think that Muslim New Yorkers are any different than Christian New Yorkers in this regard?"
I'm dutch and believe me Muslims are overall pretty intolerant people.
Posted by: Louis | 2010-08-10 10:55:53 AM
Maybe they could serve Pork BBQ as well .. might be just what is needed downtown!
Where can I donate?
Posted by: BA | 2010-08-10 11:08:06 AM
The Ground Zero Victory Mosque is a well publicized example of a general phenomenon: Mosques mean trouble!
In Europe (and soon in America), wherever Mosques are built, the locals can say goodbye to their homes, streets, neighborhoods and eventually their towns: http://crombouke.blogspot.com/2010/01/mosque-blight.html
Regarding Greg Gutfeld's Gay Bar: http://crombouke.blogspot.com/2010/01/violent-muslim-homophobia-jihad-against.html
Posted by: Trencherbone | 2010-08-10 11:09:42 AM
The so-called (and militarily futile) war on terror won't end until the seventh Century pathology of Islam either conquers, reforms or breaks down in some other form. This is a good start and one which puts the PC crowd in a pickle if they try opposing the move. Greg better allow for a very thorough and expensive security arrangement as the maniacs that rule Islam have no qualms about slaughtering their own and in this quest could potentially draw on hundreds of millions of brainwashed "volunteers" for self-detonation.
Posted by: John Chittick | 2010-08-10 11:23:50 AM
The radical Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf knows exactly what he is doing. The Islamization of America will take a giant leap forward with this Mosque.
Yet it is not really the Mosque we should concern ourselves with, it is the belief that Islam can be reasoned with. It cannot. The radicals have silences their critics everywhere, either by intimidation or death.
The radicals love democracy because they can slowly infiltrate and overthrow without shedding a drop of blood. If they must, they will joyfully shed anyone's blood, including their own.
It's going to get a lot worse before it ever gets better.
Posted by: TM | 2010-08-10 1:27:18 PM
Brilliant. This is the sort of perfect move only a libertarian could pull off. (Conservatives would mostly rather revoke the property rights of the mosque owners).
Posted by: Cytotoxic | 2010-08-10 5:53:32 PM
This was a much better piece and even had a valid message. just because you have the freedom to do something doesn't mean you should do it.
Pork Plant Opens Next to Mosque Next to Ground Zero
Posted by: tysonbam | 2010-08-12 12:28:25 AM
The new mosque/center will have as neighbors a strip club and a peep show place, so a gay bar will fit right in. It is NY after all, a place with a hookers on every corner and sex shops and Starbucks on every street. Probably even have gay Muslim clients stopping by before/after their trip to the mosque.
Posted by: Marx | 2010-08-17 10:10:05 AM
I find Gutfeld's idea to be rather childish. His intent clearly isn't to support tolerance as he claims. Rather, he is being an obnoxious little twit who mistakes being a fratboy with being clever. Hate to burst his bubble but using gays as some political tool doesn't make you the bastion of tolerance. It makes you a fucking prat. Likewise with the Bumble Bee Ham article, just because you have the freedom to open a ham factory, or gay bar for that matter, next to a mosque doesn't mean you should.
Posted by: St. Jimmy | 2010-08-17 9:57:11 PM
Brilliant, Mr. Gutfeld, you deserve a medal, and America, be afraid. To have the balls to open up a Mosque on Ground Zero, and to let this happen. I am appalled. There is no"good will" involved here at all and I am sure I do not have to explain it. I am tired of these other nations coming to this continent, expecting us to change our ways to accomodate them. Very few of us have the guts and sense of humor to verbally fight back. Anyone out there who is crying racial must also come from these "other areas of the world" and it is simple, if you don't like it, get out. We should all follow the Australians who have actually done this. Suggestion; also need to open a PAGAN STORE. CHRISTMAS TREE lot during CHRISTMAS, EASTER EGGS, during EASTER, and don't forget the HALLOWEEN COSTUMES for HALLOWEEN.This could go on forever but my point made, while still able to have free speech. Mark my words, this will eventually also be taken away from us. North America, wake up.
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