One of the main reasons people are protesting the building of a community center near the site of Ground Zero is that they claim it is hallowed ground and the "mosque" would be disrespecting the victims and their families. Do you know what surrounds that area now? Do you know what the plans are for the Freedom Tower? What respect is being shown to other areas of hallowed ground where thousands of American soldiers lost their lives?
FYI - I am not using this as a news source, but an opinion source. You may not like the messenger, but his message is spot on.
Thanks, DEpley, for encouraging me to read the link. It was certainly an interesting editorial--and stripping away the opinions and leaving only the facts. . .well, the facts speak very plainly for themselves. This is entirely a political issue, being milked dry by Palin et al during another campaign season. I like the parallels the author makes between the reasoning the anti-mosque front uses to try to prevent the community center from being built, and the desecration of "hallowed ground" that escapes their sense of causes worthy of attention. As the author says, once we really examine the facts, "all that's left is political fear-mongering, demagoguery and a disturbing disregard for the free exercise clause. If it was truly about hallowed ground, we'd hear about all of those other American sites."
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:14 AM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by Youngwifey2 at 11:37 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by annabellelee at 11:33 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:38 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Of course the Nov election is a trigger for the entire sh*tstorm. if if wasn't for that pending election, no one would be concerned. Opportunistic bastardos whip up a frenzy and the loons respond.
Answer by Sisteract at 11:03 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Strippers committing acts of terror in the name of..umm...in the name of.... Oh yeah, that's right....strippers haven't been committing acts of terror in the name of Allah.
No, but its "Hallowed go=round" and a "cemetary" you want stanky strippers on your Mom's grave?
The group building the "community center" has questionable ties
I know, they have ties to the FBI...but I'll overlook that
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:13 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Yes, it's true. Many people will not approve of the messenger. I suppose it's a little like someone asking me to take a hit of Faux News and telling me I should believe what they're hawking. With that said, I agree. The question is a valid one. I admit that I haven't clicked on your link, but I have read that there are strip clubs within equal distance of where the Towers stood to the distance of where the community center is being proposed. It doesn't seem very respectful to allow lap dances so close to "hallowed ground".
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:31 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 10:48 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
I can't get over the part about "retail space" - That alone makes me ill.
But this also stuck out with me:
It must be an election year because Republicans are once again rolling out September 11 as a wedge issue. You know, because they care about honoring the fallen. When it helps them politically.
Answer by parrishsky at 12:46 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by Mrs.B3 at 3:02 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Next question overall
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