Can anyone state 3 reasons why a mosque should be built at Ground Zero?
Everyone is quick to say No to a mosque (which can I add I do AGREE with) but I want to know if anyone can give 3 reason why there SHOULD be one built......
1) the constitution guarantees freedom of religious expression (and I think that includes the right to peacefully express it in any geographical location in the entire country of the United States of America).
2) I believe the Islamic cultural center (and my understanding here, is that it is not a mosque but an Islamic educational cultural center including a co-ed swimming pool which Al Quaeda and the Taliban certainly wouldn't approve of) is not to be built at Ground Zero but something like a couple blocks away... --- You see it would be too easy to react this way, of not allowing the Islamic center to be built just because the airplane hijackers happened to be nineteen Arab Muslims (why should their actions stick to 1.5 billion Muslims around the world, who are no more responsible for those attacks than white people as a collectivity for the actions of say, Timothy Mcveigh, the Unibomber, Jeffrey Dahmer, etc?)
3) Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and General McChrystal in Afghanistan, have both said that this anti-"mosque" agitation is not really helping matters with respect to the American soldiers in Afghanistan.....
4) To not build the mosque in the vicinity would also be "playing into the hands" of the "terrorists" by rejecting the "mosque?"
In the big scheme of things it doesn't matter if a mosque, church, or temple of any kind is built near ground zero.
It's easy for a few nuts in a group to cause everyone to hate or distrust the whole group.
If 9-11 had been the work of a local terriorist much like Timothy McVeigh the guy behind the Oklahoma City bombing and he was somehow affiliated with a Baptist or Christian church,..etc There would be no issue with another Christian church being built near ground zero.
On paper our country states we believe in the separation of church and state and ascribe to the belief that each of us has the right to practice whatever religion we choose.
Much like "Freedom of Speech" we often don't agree with what someone says and yet we know it's best for all of us to be allowed to express our thoughts in a free world.
The real reason there is a stink about building the mosque is because we (as a nation) have grouped all muslims into one catagory because of the acts of a few.
Once again if the vast majority of this nation was comprised of muslims and we were attacked by one of our "own" we wouldn't hold it against our group at large.
Can you give three reasons why one shouldn't?
The majority of Muslims are peace loving, only a small few are extremists.
Didn't Christians venture out on crusades, did they ever kill for their cause?
1. The Cordoba Initiative seeks to improve Muslim-West relations
2. A Surah is a chapter of the Quran .
3. Jihad (which means struggle) has been distinguished into two forms of jihad: "greater" and "lesser." The greater describes harmony among submission, faith and righteous living. The lesser, according to Islamic jurisprudence, includes the expansion and defense of the Islamic State as well as the defense of religious freedom and may include armed struggle against persecution and oppression. Rules include not killing women, children and noncombatants, as well as not damaging buildings and cultivated or residential areas.
4. Ancient Gnostic philosophy that sees the cosmos in a struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness.
I want it to be not only mosque, church too, and other temples too, if mosque is allowed , why can not they have other things as well..
First of all, it's not being built at "Ground Zero". It's two blocks down the road and around the corner.
Second of all, if it were on "ground zero" then it wouldn't be any different from the prayer room they had there before. These people were praying INSIDE the World Trade Center daily, in the prayer room.
Don't people understand what the "World Trade Center" was. It was people from all over the world that worked there. It was multicultural and multi-religious. It's sad, that while the building was there Americans overlooked what went on in it, now that it's gone everyone wants to dictate what should and shouldn't go in it's place.
Is someone trying to build an actual mosque actually at ground zero? Or are you talking about the Cordoba House thing? The Cordoba House thing is a mosque in the same way the YMCA is a church, and it's at Ground Zero in the same way that Battery Park is at Ground Zero.
People who complain about the not-a-mosque being built at not-ground-zero deserve as much respect as a kid whining, "Mo-ooom, he's /looking/ at me."
1. This is America and we're better than that. Build whatever you want, as long as you buy a permit and it's a legal entity.
2. There are thousands of Muslims, I'm guessing most are American citizens, living and working in NYC.
3. We should live our values as an example to the world. Not allowing a mosque to be built near Ground Zero basically sends the message that "you're right, we ARE full of sh**".
(side note: people who defend the mosque with the argument that it's "not really a mosque" remind me of gay rights advocates who insist that it's "not a choice". The response in both cases should be "who cares if it is? It's still okay".)
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