I love how one person called a mosque a "monument to terrorism". The prejudice is deep and I would fear for the safety of the people there, since Muslim Americans were terrorized after 9/11. Still I have to wonder "why there?".
In battle to build mosque near Ground Zero, opponents ask 'why there?' - CNN.com
Jul 25, '10
1)So, is everyone who's upset about this also upset about the chapels in Europe on sites where Christians killed people during the World Wars?
2) My understanding is that nobody's building anything. My understanding is that there is already a building that is unoccupied or has several unoccupied floors, and that the proposed site of the mosque/cultural center (as I've also heard it called, not sure about that). I could be wrong on that, but that's what I remember hearing.
3) If you are a conservative, then you surely you don't like the government or anyone else meddling in affairs of private citizens. This is private property owned by private businesses/individuals, private individuals should be able to do whatever the heck they want. Why do you care what the heck they build/establish there?
4) Muslims died on 9/11 as well.
9/11 was a terrible painful day for this nation....but most of the opposition I'm seeing comes from unwillingness to separate the 9/11 attackers (idiots all) from most of the rest of Muslims who aren't like that. Everyone keeps saying they don't want people calling Tea Partiers racist because of a small minority; time to follow that Golden Rule.
Last edit by Elvish on Jul 25, '10