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is Obama really allowing a mosque at ground zero?

i heard some about it last week and just saw a follow up on the news but they didnt say much...it looks like it is going to happen..so is it true? opinions anyone?

 
shay1130

Asked by shay1130 at 9:41 AM on Aug. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • it is not up to the US president, who builds what where
    any past, present or future president does not have say so in a matter like this
    but because it is a Muslim house of worship and the closeness to site of 911 towers
    it has been made into political issue by media
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 9:53 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Obama has no say whether or not it happens, he only was putting his 2-cents into the mess... which caused a big uproar. Since you seem to not know anything about it, the reason people are upset is that they equate the Muslim religion with the reason the towers were destroyed. Those responsible claim they did so in the name of Allah and against American's by the Muslim faith. People believe that it is a slap in the face to those that were killed to put a Mosque so near to the tragic site. By putting a Mosque in that space- they are thumbing their noses at the world and claiming responsibility for what happened.

    On the other side of the coin... some feel that it can be a sign of healing. That we can look past some of the extremist and recognize that not all Muslim's believe that way.

    Either way- Obama just likes to hear himself talk and has nothing to do with the end result.

    HistoryMamaX3

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 9:53 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • i dont understand why people are vilifying an entire culture, religion and people based on the acts of the terrorists of 9/11. muslims died too that day . if we are truly a country of religious freedom then this should not even be an issue. of course the bigots, racists and religiously intollerant always have to make a fuss
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 9:55 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Our president has to stand on the side of what's legal. I've been clear on my feelings but legally they can build it wherever they choose. (within the confines of zoning laws of course.) He has not expressed his personal opinion and I believe he should keep it to himself. It would not serve him well to choose a side.
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 10:54 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • i dont understand why people are vilifying an entire culture, religion and people based on the acts of the terrorists of 9/11. muslims died too that day . if we are truly a country of religious freedom then this should not even be an issue. of course the bigots, racists and religiously intollerant always have to make a fuss
    Answer by sati769leigh 8 minutes ago
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    EXACTLY! Great reply. It is so good to see a reply that is intelligent and tolerant and open-minded instead of the usual: "Muslims only want to kill.." or "I hate Muslims" type of answers.
    Obama said he believes in allowing religious freedom .....I agree.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:06 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • It's not up to him, I'm guessing it's up to the planning commission in that area of Manhattan. 

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 9:44 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • No--the mosque already exists and is 1 1/2 to 2 miles from ground zero. It is not a new structure--Pres. Obama is not endorsing anything other than the Constitution and the right to practice religion without governmental persecution.

    Youngwifey2

    Answer by Youngwifey2 at 10:30 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • I can see repercussions from not allowing the community center from being built. For one, it would give in to religious bigots and racists. It is not a mosque, per se, it is not at Ground Zero, and many religious leaders, including but not only Muslims, see no problem in building the community center.  I think I read that the general population of New York has no problem with it.  What is a problem, though, is the widespread intolerance in a country that was supposed to respect religious differences--coming from people who want to claim themselves as "real Americans".  It's shameful.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 10:36 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • I wonder if it had been the IRA that had taken down the towers, would there be complaints about Catholic or Protestant churches being built near that spot?
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 10:44 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Be careful, once they infringe on someone else's religious beliefs and places of worships


    its only a matter of time before you are in the same position

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:44 AM on Aug. 16, 2010