Today more than 40 prominent, diverse faith leaders and religion scholars in New York and across the country issued a statement calling the rhetoric of pundits like Palin and Gingrich exactly what it is -- an appeal to "xenophobia and religious bigotry."
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Answer by crystalhuskey at 11:32 AM on Aug. 15, 2010
I think it's great that the group spoke because I believe in freedom of speech and people of all backgrounds have a wide range of opinions. However I feel this Mosque shouldn't be built here. Building this is a huge Mosque and complex structure in this area is insensitive and just in bad taste.
Since the Islamic Center and mosque in Manhattan is -- a center promoting interfaith relations, combating extremism, and offering community programs for people of all religious backgrounds , the designers should choose to build this massive, and beautiful structure some place else in Manhattan. By not taking into consideration the feelings of so many people who witnessed or survived the attacks on 911, it makes it feel like a different agenda is at play here then building an interfaith relations complex.
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