What Do You Think About the Mosque Being Built In NY?

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  1. jordanc.terrell profile image60
    jordanc.terrellposted 8 years ago

    This was previously a question but I turned it into a Form..

    Springboard profile image
    Springboard says

    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.

    My Response

    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...

    1. I am DB Cooper profile image62
      I am DB Cooperposted 8 years ago

      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.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

      More evidence that a belief in an invisible super being is guaranteed to cause a fight. sad


    3. lrohner profile image80
      lrohnerposted 8 years ago

      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.

    4. jordanc.terrell profile image60
      jordanc.terrellposted 8 years ago

      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.

      1. lrohner profile image80
        lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. jordanc.terrell profile image60
          jordanc.terrellposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. Mark Knowles profile image61
            Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this


            1. Misha profile image69
              Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              That's how public education works, Mark tongue

              1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Still pretty funny though. lol

                And he wants a Mosque as well.

                1. Misha profile image69
                  Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  I believe mosques have schools, too. Medrese? Pretty much like church schools smile

                  1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    So - he is a terrorist then? lol

                    1. Misha profile image69
                      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                      You never know - until he strikes lol

            2. jordanc.terrell profile image60
              jordanc.terrellposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Please Enlighten me since my public school lacked in education.

    5. waynet profile image68
      waynetposted 8 years ago

      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!!?

      1. jordanc.terrell profile image60
        jordanc.terrellposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Sab Oh profile image55
          Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It is worth taking the time to consider how our enemies think as well as how we'd like to flatter our own values (not to mention our various political axes to grind).

    6. lightning john profile image61
      lightning johnposted 8 years ago

      Money talks bulls..t walks!  The people with the money will do what ever they want where they want.


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