On a post about the community center in NY (in a group, not in answers) a CM member said that if the Muslims would agree to move the center, it would go a long way to restoring people's faith that Muslims were "good and peaceloving."
I don't think it's the Muslim community's job to restore anyone's faith that Muslims are "good and peaceloving" any more than it's any random Christian's job to prove to me that all Christians aren't bigoted jerks.*** And frankly, that would be an easy conclusion to draw IF I had no ability to separate the Westboro Baptist Church's actions from those of the huge majority of Christians. So why should the huge majority of Muslims in America have to prove themselves when they haven't done anything wrong?
What do you think?
***I absolutely DO NOT think all Christians are bigoted jerks. I think there are some, but I also think there are some bigoted jerks in every religion and none
Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:03 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by jessa1091 at 1:55 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by gertie41 at 12:58 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
They don't have to prove it, but if your building a community center and mosque and and part of your mission statement is to improve community relations then the emotional hardship of the people living right where your building it should be taken into consideration.
The people living in down town Manhattan have dealt with a lot since 911, this is a huge reminder to people living and working there. Putting it uptown would be more appropriate. Two thirds of the people living in down town Manhattan are against the site where it is being built, this is regardless of their religious practices. Many non Christians don't like it either. This isn't a religious issue it's a good neighbor issue. No one is saying don't build it at all, just put it uptown.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:32 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by Gal51 at 10:44 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:48 PM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by Zoeyis at 7:54 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by witchqueen at 1:40 PM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by witchqueen at 1:43 PM on Aug. 25, 2010
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