According to the responses in this question:
A place of worship has no moral obligation to screen the backgrounds of people who donate to them before accepting their donations.
According to responses to this follow up question:
There is no reason besides racism to oppose the building of the mosque in Manhattan.
It cannot be an insult to the victims when some of the victims were Muslim. It cannot be due to questionable donations (because if it's not true for churches you can't say it's different for a different house of worship).
It cannot be the location is inappropriate - there are churches all over around ground zero.
So what LOGICAL and FACTUAL (not emotional) reason is there to opp
Answer by lovinangels at 10:56 PM on Jul. 29, 2010
My thought is that this a very volatile issue and many otherwise intelligent and logical people have a visceral reaction to this idea. And while I am not saying that innocent Muslims should bow and scrape for those extremists BUT it would go a LONG way not to seem to just be stoking the fire. While I understand what YOU are saying I am saying that there ARE other places that this could be done. Less inflammatory. Also, according to people on this very site it is ok to lump ALL Christians together with those that are the loudest and most ignorant....and they only throw words. So how can those SAME people condemn people from having such an emotional response to a group whose extremists killed loved ones.....
Answer by momof030404 at 11:08 PM on Jul. 29, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 11:21 PM on Jul. 29, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 12:22 AM on Jul. 30, 2010
There was no mosque destroyed on 9/11.
I would not care if a mosque was built anywhere else, but in the eyes of radical Muslims in other Muslim countries, building a mosque near ground zero stands as a monument to the damage inflected on us by the radial Muslims. It is like raising your flag over another country you defeated in battle.
I agree with Carpy, it will make a great recruiting tool for other extremist.. .
Answer by Natesmom507 at 1:00 AM on Jul. 30, 2010
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 11:18 AM on Jul. 30, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 11:31 AM on Jul. 30, 2010
Answer by stacymomof2 at 11:34 AM on Jul. 30, 2010
mommom2009, you are really reaching with the Christian thing. You are talking about an extremely small group of people on the fringe. There are millions of very well organized Islamic extremists, they are not a "fringe. There is a very small number of Christians committing crimes against a very small number of people. It is very different with Islam.
It shocks me to find so many of you that are so naive when it comes to Islam. Just recently the DHS held meetings with the leaders of various US Islamic groups. The reason was to get their help in expelling the extremists within their faith. The DHS was basically told hell no. Why was this?
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:58 AM on Jul. 30, 2010
Answer by stacymomof2 at 12:36 PM on Jul. 30, 2010