“I am absolutely sure that the people of Joplin, Missouri are by and large thoroughly decent people. And I hope to ***SEE*** that decency in action. I hope the people of Joplin, of all faiths, will spontaneously come together in a sort of loaves-and-fishes event, gather (buy, donate, find, scavenge, salvage, and otherwise accumulate) the materials necessary to rebuild the mosque, and working shoulder to shoulder to do exactly that.”
Now that is about as likely as all the “good decent Muslims” of the world rebuilding the World Trade Center, or the “good decent Hindus” of the world rebuilding the Golden Temple in Amritsar, or the “good decent Jews” rebuilding the West Bank, or the “good decent blacks” of Detroit rebuilding their city (or at least stopping the killing of other races).
But surely you know this. If the “community” doesn’t routinely rebuild after all arsons, why should this one be special? Because of their white Christian race guilt? the fact that the tainted color of their skin makes them responsible for inter-ethnic crime no matter who commits it?
If you want to rebuild, go rebuild. Don’t pretend you are waiting for inspiration from some guilt-ridden forelock-tugging white folks. That old superior-caste shtick just doesn’t work. You are commanded by God to be a “light unto the nations” by your example, right? Isn’t that what your rabbis say?
So get on your “Freedom Bus” with your buddies and go to Joplin to rebuild, for goodness sake. Go be that good Jewish example and drop the moral preening.
PS: the “real Joplin” is like the “real Tel Aviv” and the “real Cairo” and the “real Amritsar”, only with a lot less killing and butchery. Isn’t that why your g-gparents came here?