Considering that Congressmen in swing districts in NY in addition to Harry Reid (NV) feel that changing the location of the proposed mosque at Ground Zero would be a better compromise, I find this article rather interesting:
"I can't imagine that Muslims [actually] want a mosque at this particular location, because it will become an arena for the promoters of hatred, and a monument to those who committed the crime. Moreover, there are no practicing Muslims in the area who need a place to worship, because it is a commercial district. Is there anyone who is [really] eager [to build] this mosque?...
...the idea of a mosque right next to a site of destruction is not at all an intelligent one. The last thing Muslims want today is to build a religious center that provokes others, or a symbolic mosque that people will visit as a [kind of] museum next to a cemetery."
Answer by 29again at 5:05 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 3:49 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Lori, you FORGOT TO ADD
The location was precisely a key selling point for the group of Muslims who bought the building in July. A presence so close to the World Trade Center, “where a piece of the wreckage fell,” said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the cleric leading the project, “sends the opposite statement to what happened on 9/11.”
“We want to push back against the extremists,” added Imam Feisal, 61.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:17 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by Honestbest at 3:41 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Don't build a community center, but by all means keep all the bars, sex shops and strip joints...much more respectful of the victims FAMILIES...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:44 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 4:03 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:31 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by DEpley at 4:46 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:07 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by annabellelee at 8:42 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
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