Mosque Towering Next to Ground Zero

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  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Just read this story and I was just wondering what your thoughts were.

    FOXNews.com - Plan to Build Mosque Near Ground Zero Riles Families of 9/11 Victims
     
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  2. Major

    Major 4 legs good 2 legs bad V.I.P.

    I don't see any problem with it. Not all Muslims were in favor of the 9/11 attacks.
     
  3. dDave

    dDave Guardian of the Light V.I.P.

    I don't like the fact that it's right next to ground zero. It seems a bit strange to me, sort of an "in your face" statement.

    I understand that it's been a mosque ever since right after 9/11, but really couldn't they find another place to build their mosque?
     
  4. idisrsly

    idisrsly I'm serious V.I.P. Lifetime

    Things like this shouldn't really bother people, yet I find myself thinking the same as the guy in the article - "I think that it is incredibly insensitive and audacious really..." Surely there is a space for them somewhere just a little bit further away?
     
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  5. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Son of Liberty V.I.P.

    I agree with CG that they probably should have put this somewhere else but it really shouldn't bother people that much. 9/11 was committed by Islamic fanatics, it would be unfair to brand all Muslims or blame all of Islam for 9/11.
     
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  6. MAgnum9987

    MAgnum9987 Do What Thou Wilt

    I think its actually quite brilliant to have a cultural center/mosque next to Ground Zero. What I think the Islamic community is trying to say by building this is that "We all aren't bad guys. We want to honor those who died in 9/11, and we want to live in harmony as well." Sure, people may see it as audacious, rude, in your face, but that just shows they are profiling Muslims. I would have no problem with that. And alot of great people were Islamic. Off the top of my head, I can think of Muhammed Ali, and Malcom X. Why not accept this?
     
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  7. Wade8813

    Wade8813 Registered Member

    It seems like it could be taken as a rather insensitive move on their part, or it could be like Mag said - a gesture towards reconciliation.

    The fact that so many take it the first way means they either shouldn't have done it, or should increase their PR to explain their reasoning, IMO
     
  8. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    ok, I can respect the we can all get along sentiment and I think it wouldn't bother me either except for this:
    Mega-Mosque to Open At Ground Zero…On 9/11/11|The American Pundit

    Really, there's been no mass uprising against Muslims and we all understand the difference between Islam and radical Islam. It's just...Do you HAVE to do the dedication on that day??
     
  9. MAgnum9987

    MAgnum9987 Do What Thou Wilt

    Again, I believe the dedication to the "Mega Mosque" is completely appropriate on that day. My problem is the quote from the developer.

    The hypocrisy is so thick you could choke on it.
     
  10. Tucker

    Tucker Lion Rampant

    My first thought is that if I wanted my building to be safe from Islamic extremist bombing, I'd be very grateful for a nearby mosque. The second is that sleaze merchants like FOXNEWS and The New York Post are just too good at taking everyday occurrences and working people into a frenzy over them to make money. There's been a Muslim prayer space in the former abandoned building for months. My third thought is how much again I hate FOXNEWS for giving any amount of credibility and publicity to an organization called "Stop Islamization of America."

    Apparently, the truth wasn't worth an inclusion in FOX's hate piece. But thanks to a real news organization, we get the real story:

     
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