This was previously a question but I turned it into a Form..
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I think it is a terrible idea. I also think it speaks volumes about the Muslim religion that they have no understanding of the very sensitivity of this for Americans that they would not stand against this as well. Consider that some years back in San Ysidro, CA a man walked into a McDonald's restaurant and started shooting. The restaurant was ultimately torn down and a monument was put up to honor the victims. Putting up a mosque at ground zero would be akin to putting up a statue of the shooter at that McDonald's. The fact that ANY American would see this as a reaching out to the Muslim faith greatly troubles me.
So you have the Idea that all Muslims are Terrorists? What if these terrorists were Christian and they were to build a church near ground zero, would this still worry people? I think that the fact that a lot of Americans have a problem with it. It says that the Terrorists have won. You see people on T.V. Screaming at the meetings at other Muslim Americans, basically calling them Terrorists. This really really sickens me and when it comes to them, It embarrasses me that they are Americans.
The country was built on freedom of religion. And because some Anti-American radical dipshits run a plane into some buildings we should just forget that? I think not...
I don't have any problem at all with it. It's in lower Manhattan, but it's not like it's on the Ground Zero site. There are many mosques in NYC, this is just a new one that happens to be near the site of the WTC. The fact is, there are many Muslims living in that area, and they were in no way connected to the 9/11 attacks.
Would people have a problem with a Christian church being built in Oklahoma City near the site of the federal building blown up by Timothy McVeigh because he associated himself with Christianity? Even as I sit here writing this as an Agnostic, I think we have a distorted view of Islam in this country. They aren't all united in one cause against Jews and Christians. Islamic terrorist groups have little or no connection to most Muslims living in the United States, just as most Christians have no connection to the KKK or the John Birch Society.
More evidence that a belief in an invisible super being is guaranteed to cause a fight.
I think that Springboard was trying to say that the feelings of the victims' families should take the highest priority--whatever their feelings might be. And I have to say that I agree with him/her.
Yes the victims' families feelings are on the highest priority. But They need to realize that not all Muslims are Terrorists. Muslims died that day too.
I totally disagree with you. I don't think the victims' families need to do anything other than grieve for the loved ones that they lost. I think they are entitled to feel and believe whatever they want to, no matter how convoluted it may seem to everyone else.
And I, for one, wouldn't even begin to guess what they are feeling. For all I know, they're all in favor of the mosque.
Ok you're right they don't NEED to do anything but grieve. But as citizens of the greatest country on earth. People need to realize why America is so Great. It is because of all our Freedoms and our Freedoms should not exclude any religion of building a cultural center, mosque or church.
Still pretty funny though.
And he wants a Mosque as well.
I believe mosques have schools, too. Medrese? Pretty much like church schools
Please Enlighten me since my public school lacked in education.
Building a mosque even if it's not actually on the ground zero site, but near it, I think is still taking the piss and should'nt even be considered, why not another area of New York!!?
I think if it were built by ground zero it would a symbol of "Fuck YOU We're not Afraid", To the radicals. That would strip the radicals of what they want and that is to Terrorize. I feel it would also help the tolerance of other religions to the massive community of New York City. This is something needed in America.
I went to Egypt for a 3 month stay and I had people ask me if I met any Al-Qeada or terrorists when I was over there. The people who do the bombings for such organizations are uneducated as are the Americans that think all Muslims are terrorists.
Money talks bulls..t walks! The people with the money will do what ever they want where they want.
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