FAR MORE THAN ENOUGH
Much has already been said about the mosque that has been plaguing the peace of mind of New Yorkers and of many people around the country in recent days; and to hear anything more in relation to it would make you want to puke, particularly in the face of what Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has been saying in the media.
To him, the extremists have been allowed to "hijack the discourse" surrounding the proposed mosque, regardless of the feelings of those who were closest to those who perished. He failed to realize that many families were still in bereavement, while the culprits who caused their grief were being aided and abetted by people who happened to share the same faith as them (culprits) were vying to build a mosque near where their family members died.
They were sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews, cousins...protesting an atrocious act perpetrated on their loved ones; and were they being referred to as extremists?
Now the Imam has chosen to mock the scene of the WTC attack "as 'hallowed ground' in a neighborhood that also contains a strip club and a betting parlor,"; and as in an ABC News interview, he has made an incessant repetition of not moving the mosque to another location, even in the name of peace and tranquility.
He also described to Christiane Amanpour, the interviewer, what "he called a tide of Islamophobia larger than the one in the aftermath of 9/11."; thus being critical of the opposition that he was facing from American citizenry, of which he professed to be a part. Besides, nobody knew where the noise would stop.
Americans have heard far more than enough about his plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero; and a great majority did not agree with him. They were saying that he could build his mosque in Kuala Lumpur and not in New York City.