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Possible solution to the Not-A-Mosque at Not-Ground-Zero controversy

  1. Jeff Berndt profile image93
    Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago

    There are a lot of people who don't want this not-a-mosque to be built at not-ground-zero, and they've been trying to de-accomplish this anti-goal (I can't think of any actual words for what you call it when you want to make something not happen) by appealing to the builders' sense of sympathy, by playing an unsuccessful round of lawyerball, and by misinforming a credulous, fearful base and inspiring them into acts of intimidation (not violence).

    If someone really wants to stop the not-a-mosque from being built where it's going to be built, why don't they try to buy the property from the owners?

    If the builders were willing to sell the property at a mutually agreed upon price, then the problem is solved: nobody's rights are being trampled, and nobody gets terrified by a not-a-mosque at not-ground-zero.

    How about it? Don't want the not-a-mosque to be built at not-ground-zero? Start a fund to buy the property, and once it's yours, then you can decide what may and may not be built there.

    Simple.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A possible solution?

      Ask China to Buy it, put a Full Cultural Center there. A real Cultural Teaching center; Art, Language, Writing, Music, Opra; a real Teaching Center. Tie it in with City College and the High Schools.

      Have a Business incubator there for new small business start-ups, importing and exporting with China. We need jobs, investmet monies- so why not? Have a Bank of China office there for start-up's

      Offer classes to everyone, adults, Kids, Visitors etc... Not just college or high school. Open up Teaching opertunities, even more Jobs.

      To me, we are closest to China now. Debt, Monies, Business, Student exchanges etc...

      Look Brooklyn has a Mosque already, let them go there, re-build it into a Huge center, expand there.

      New York City can handle both well I think.

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

  3. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    Yeah, how dare those people keep worshipping on the same location they have worshipped for the past 8 years, but in a nicer building.  It's outrageous!

  4. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 6 years ago

    Yes , let's buy it and turn it into a site for real worship, we could  call it the "Poliically Correct Church of Conflictation. Where people of all denominations can worship conflict and disrespect.

  5. Reality Bytes profile image95
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    If the building could be bought at a fair market price then this would have already been accomplished.

    Either the property is not for sale or the determined price is exorbitant.

    1. Jeff Berndt profile image93
      Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And you know this how?

      Cite your source or retract your assertion.

      1. Reality Bytes profile image95
        Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago in reply to this



        Do not try and dictate to me what actions I should or should not take.

        YOU have no authority over me! So save your breath from making demands upon me!

        Powerless.


        http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manh … ehzkDDWY3H

        1. Jeff Berndt profile image93
          Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "Powerless."
          And yet you cited a source. smile

          Look, when you make a controversial assertion and cite no source, you gotta expect to be challenged.

          Aside from that, I gotta say, it seems pretty weird that the original owners rejected an $18 million dollar bid in '07 and accepted a $4.8 million dollar bid in '09. Did real estate values drop that much? I doubt it.

          1. Reality Bytes profile image95
            Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I would have had more respect for you had you asked me for a source. Instead of demanding!


            I provided a source for you recently, and you were sarcastic to my post.  Even though all I did was provide the source, I had no opinion.

            "The Imam from Manhattan was on the government dollar during his recent book selling and Mosque fund raising tour of the Middle East."  Remember?

            1. Jeff Berndt profile image93
              Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              "I would have had more respect for you had you asked me for a source. Instead of demanding!"
              I would have had more respect for your initial assertion if you'd backed it with a source.

    2. Jeff Berndt profile image93
      Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, also, if it's so important not to have this not-a-mosque at not-ground-zero, why is price even an object?

  6. Reality Bytes profile image95
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    Donald Trump Offers Cash to Buy Controversial Park 51/ Cordoba Mosque Building

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl … rsial.html



    Told ya!

    1. raisingme profile image89
      raisingmeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is not the Cordoba Mosque.  It is the Cordoba House Cultural Center the design of which is based on the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

      1. Reality Bytes profile image95
        Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Donald Trump has made a cash offer to buy the controversial Burlington Coat Factory building that would be the site of a controversial proposed mosque.

        Once again previously in this thread...


        Told  ya!

        Donald Trump has made a cash offer to buy the controversial Burlington Coat Factory building that would be the site of a controversial proposed mosque.

        It is the title of the article at Associated Content!

  7. Garrett Mickley profile image81
    Garrett Mickleyposted 6 years ago

    I think it's hilarious how all these people talk about being free and our freedoms and how great our nation is.

    But then won't let others in our nation be free, just because they don't agree with each other.

    1. kerryg profile image87
      kerrygposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This, pretty much.

      There's already a mosque (a real one) four blocks from Ground Zero and has been for 40 years. Somehow four blocks is okay and two blocks is "disrespectful" or whatever. Why?

      1. Garrett Mickley profile image81
        Garrett Mickleyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Why?

        Because people need something to complain about.

 
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