After weeks of heated debate over plans for an Islamic community center near Ground Zero - the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York - it seems Muslim leaders will soon back down, agreeing to move to a new site.
The decision follows a high-profile campaign against the project that included advertisements on New York buses showing images of the burning Twin Towers, an iconic landmark razed when al-Qaida terrorists flew packed passenger planes into them in 2001. The New York Republican party is also said to be planning a hostile television campaign.
I still can't figure out how people link a mosque to the terrorist. That's like saying all catholics are pedophiles, all and I mean all Christians are abortion clinic bombing terrorists. Terrorism is done in the name of all religions around the world. To link the religion with the terrorist act of few is so closed minded. There are over a billion Muslims in the world. This was a handful of nut jobs. We are suppose to be the country you can come to, to practice any religion you want. HYPOCRITES
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I think that this one ACTION will go further to create some goodwill then a whole lot of WORDS would. I think that it's not religious zealots that are opposed to this and if thats what you think you arent LISTENING. I think that this will show the Extreme Muslim terrorists that they dont have a "win" while creating good will for those Muslims that only with to peaceably practice their religion.
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