I see claims that people are only against the Mosque/Community center because they are bigots, FOX brainwashed, etc. etc. But what about THESE people? Why do you think they are against it?
"This center is trying to change the narrative of 9/11 -- to diminish what happened at Ground Zero. That can only weaken us against the very real threat of Islamist radicalization." Dr Jasser
"when wounds are raw, an episode like constructing a house of worship – even one protected by the Constitution, protected by law - becomes like salt in the wounds."Akbar Ahmed
"We simply cannot understand why on Earth the traditional leadership of America’s Muslims would not realize their folly and back out in an act of goodwill."Raheel Raza and Tarek Fatah
"I also agree that it shouldn't be so close to the World Trade Center. We should be more concerned with the tragedy than religion." Rima Fakih-Miss USA
Answer by hot-mama86 at 2:25 AM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:36 AM on Aug. 21, 2010
even one protected by the Constitution, protected by law
Because of this^, it must be left up to the owners and NO one else. To encourage otherwise is a slippery slope. I am sure people of other faiths do not want to set THAT precedent. And of course, none of this addresses the issue of folks everywhere around this country protesting the construction of Mosques....far from GZ.
It's not being built on ground zero. Are people protesting the shopping pavilion being built under the dirt at GZ; an actual burial site? If not, that's an indication that it's not so much about respecting the people that died,as opposed to thwarting the purported evil Muslim faith.
Those quoted above are looking to pacify.....
Answer by Sisteract at 11:33 AM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:47 AM on Aug. 21, 2010
bandgeek, I ♥ you
There are bigots in every religion, every race, both sexes....where there are people, there is stupid.
This country can't allow people's predejuice's to dictate LAW & Usurp the Constitution....we did it in the past with Slavery & Jim Crow and Women's voting & Property rights, Native American Rights......We are still doing it today with Gay Marriage rights.....One day, we will finally live up to the RIGHTS GRANTED TO US "BY OUR CREATOR".......Here'e hoping anyway
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:48 AM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:50 AM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by Youngwifey2 at 2:21 PM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by DoughGirl1985 at 3:13 AM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by Youngwifey2 at 2:19 PM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 10:37 AM on Aug. 21, 2010