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So what is their excuse?

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

 
Crissy1213

Asked by Crissy1213 at 2:08 AM on Aug. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • They are all delusional and need psychiatric attention ASAP before the voices in their head kill them./
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 2:25 AM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • They're entitled to how they feel, but that doesn't mean that they have any real say in the matter. Its not a matter of public opinion. These people have the right to build, and build they should. We can't and shouldn't infringe on their rights just because people don't like it. There are a lot of things a lot of us don't like, but they get built. No one has the right to not be offended. I'm getting sick of people thinking that complaining is going to change anything. They are perfectly within their rights, and to nag them to death about it is completely immature.
    bandgeek521

    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.....

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:33 AM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • "It's not about nagging bandgeek. Its more of a respect issue. They had to know building it so close would caue problems... is it really worth all the problems it's causing...

    Let's build a gay bar or something right next to this place and see how they like it... "

    Regardless, no one has the right to not be offended. Its not guaranteed in the Constitution that everyone must go out of their way so that others feel respected. If someone wanted to build a gay bar, whether or not they agree, those people would have the right, just as the strip clubs and porn places have the right to be in the vicinity as well. Our people's rights trump whether or not people feel their using those rights "respectfully". They've even said what they're intending the Center to symbolize and what message they're intending to give - if people can't accept it for what it is, that's their own problem.
    bandgeek521

    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

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:48 AM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Not to mention that Muslims died in the attacks, too. So we can't hold the whole "families of loved ones" over their heads, because they are Muslims who are families of loved ones as well, and they should be able to have a place to worship and to remember those loved ones. It shouldn't be denied them, and because they're within their rights to build I'd be very upset if it were.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:50 AM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • PC libs and progressives.
    Answer by Carpy an hour ago
    Credits: 6357 Level 18 Votes up:2 Votes down:2


    So supporting the Constitution is now PC and progressive? Isn't that what the cons have been screaming for? Protect the rights afforded through the Constitution--correct? But NOW that is propoganda for PC libs and progressives? And you call us stupid!
    Youngwifey2

    Answer by Youngwifey2 at 2:21 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • May god help everybody
    DoughGirl1985

    Answer by DoughGirl1985 at 3:13 AM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Let's build a gay bar or something right next to this place and see how they like it...

    They are. Just to point out.

    Like I said before, nothing says I'm a patriot like pasties and FDS--now let's just add that electronic house beat...

    Youngwifey2

    Answer by Youngwifey2 at 2:19 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • They're entitled to how they feel, but that doesn't mean that they have any real say in the matter. Its not a matter of public opinion. These people have the right to build, and build they should. We can't and shouldn't infringe on their rights just because people don't like it. There are a lot of things a lot of us don't like, but they get built. No one has the right to not be offended. I'm getting sick of people thinking that complaining is going to change anything. They are perfectly within their rights, and to nag them to death about it is completely immature.
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    what she said.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:37 AM on Aug. 21, 2010

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