A MOSQUE FOR GROUND ZERO

Just when you think nothing could be more tasteless, more insensitive, more offensiive to come along, then something new happens that is even more despicable. Now, Muslims in America plan to build a huge 13 story mosque next to Ground Zero. Of all the places in America where they could build without being too insensitive, they plan to erect this mosque at the very place where fanatics of their religion flew an airplane into the World Trade Center and killed some 3,000 inocent people.

Apparently, politicians are agreeing to this travisity. Is their no limit to how far we will go in this country in the interest of policitcal correctness? Are we so afraid of those who have vowed to conquer us that we will put up with any insult? Where is the outcry from citizens who should be outraged at this obvious mockery of the worst such loss in our history? Has political correctness replaced common sense to this degree?

I have a friend who admits to being a Muslim. He assures me most are good people who don't advocate terror. He points out that many have sacrificed much for out country, even given their lives in war. Like many others, Muslim and nonMuslim alike, he points out that our constitution guarantees religious freedom, and this should include Islam. Certainly our Bill of Rights gives these Muslims the right to build anyplace that is zoned for it.  But just because they have the right does it make it the right  thing to do.  After all, how much religious freedom would we usurp if we insisted the mosque be erected someplace else?

So where are these good people, these nonviolent Muslims now? Where is their sense of public relations? Why are they not recognizing that disrespecting what should be hallowed ground for all Americans is an outrage?

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Dame Scribe 6 years ago from Canada

Such information should be made more publicly available if not least have a sign showing the future site. Very sad that the bureaucrats would allow such disprespect but maybe there was enuogh $$ ?


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dongately 6 years ago from Sana Clarita, California Author

If you go to Ground Zero on Google, you can get more details and people's reactions. Strangely, to my mind, most of the comments I read were in favor of building it there.


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belliott 6 years ago

I would say that people probably don't know and/or there is so much going on now to be outraged about that people in general are being worn down or desensitized by it all. It seems that common sense is nowhere to be found these days.


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American Romance 6 years ago from America

The only thing muslim near that area should have, is a tree, a rope, and some dummy muslims hanging by the neck for the world to remember! This is a disgrace! nice write!

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