The Ground Zero Mosque Solution
What would YOU do?
Like millions of other Americans I watched the Imam interviewed on CNN. And, like millions of other Americans, I was shocked and upset when the Imam stated that the mosque must be built as planned or the Muslim world would explode in anger! "But if you don't do this right, anger will explode in the Muslim world," he later said, predicting that the reaction could be more furious than the eruption of violence following the 2005 publication of Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Later, as I flipped through the news channels, I saw a guy from Florida who wants a “Burn The Koran Day”!
Every day the road is being paved to another world war, and no matter what you believe in, if you are a human being, you want to avoid something like that at all costs. Yes, evil is alive and well and dwells within each of us, waiting to rear its ugly head. What can we do?
We can overcome our differences, and show the rest of the world that American can take a negative situation and turn it into a positive , loving solution!
This is my solution to this problem and it is very simple. Over and over the Imam asked “What would you do?” THIS IS WHAT I WOULD DO!
Raze the strip clubs around ground zero and erect a Christian church , a Jewish synagogue, a Buddhist temple, AND a Muslim mosque, and on the roof top, (there would be one large roof spanning over all the structures) the Wiccans/Pagans could worship the moon, the stars and the realm of nature, in the nude if they so wish it. If I left out any other major religion here, I am sorry, it was not meant as a slight and of course that religion would also be welcomed to build their place of worship along with the others.
This complex would truly then be a place of inter-faith....not just a mosque with rooms for other faiths. After all, Pagans and Wiccans enjoy worshipping in the nude, would there be a place for them at the mosque? I don't think so.
These four structures would be separate yet connected with a roof over them all. In the middle, under the connecting roof there should be a memorial to all those killed on 911, (except the terrorists).
I believe the Muslim mosque should pay and erect that memorial to the victims of 911. It could be their way of starting the healing process between the Muslim world and the rest of America. This healing must take place or there will be the most dire of consequences on both sides. We can make this a win/win situation, and most of all the hate of bin Laden and those like him will no longer be allowed to fester and poison our society.
This inter-faith site could be a beacon of hope to the rest of the world. It would show everyone that America is different, that we can solve these problems and find love and respect for everyone. After all, that is what this country is all about.
This does not mean that I embrace Shariah/Sharia law in any shape or form. Muslims who practice that law in America will have to answer to our laws if indeed they commit a crime, and I will leave that for the authorities.
We have to find a way to defuse this situation, because the very last thing we need is more death and destruction stemming from 911.
Idiots like the preacher who wants to burn the Koran are just as bad as the terrorists and no normal person would even give him the time of day. He is just running off his big mouth because he is high on his 15 minutes of fame. No one, and I mean no one has the right to destroy the sacred texts of others. That is just asking for trouble! It is calling for blood.
We are all in this boat together, and we have to find a way where we can all live in peace together. If one more person dies because of 911 then we have failed and bin Laden has won, and no one wants that.
Correction! Below is bin Laden's exact quote-
" We love death. America loves life. That is the difference between us."
I think that says it all.