By Rev. MICHAEL BRESCIANI
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to quell the fears of Americans who were in the throes of the Great Depression he said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Today’s world is a roaring sea of unpredictability, instability and fearful portents that make Roosevelt’s world seem calm.
The news is awash with debate about Imam Rauf’s Ground Zero mosque being built in Lower Manhattan against the wishes of seventy percent of Americans. Few have noticed that half a world away Muslims are ripping up a Christian graveyard against the orders of their government.
The orders of Muslim Cleric Mirza Abdul Ghani are being carried out to build additions to the mosque in spite of the orders of local officials to halt construction in Mandi Bhawaldin, Pakistan.