Mosque to be built steps from Ground Zero.

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Lyndsay - posted on 06/14/2010

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lol... I'm not trying to be offensive, but that would piss me off if I was a New Yorker. I'm sure its nothing against the Islamic people who live there, but its kind of like a big slap in the face to the rest of the city to build a mosque to honour the religion that the terrorists who destroyed the Trade Centre followed.

Isobel - posted on 06/15/2010

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That's like saying that there should be no Christian Churches built anywhere near the Oklahoma City Bombing...if this war is indeed against terrorism, and not Islam...why should a Mosque be a problem?

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Sarah - posted on 06/15/2010

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How is it inappropriate to practice your religion in America? There are multiple other churches in the vicinity. It is down right unconstitutional to suggest that this mosque be stopped by the government. Not unless they are going to say no religious places of any kind within x amount of blocks.
I think that a mosque near Ground Zero is a positive sign of Muslims wanting to seperate themselves from the terrorists. Terrorists make up a very small percentage of Muslims- and most Muslims are not from Afghanistan and Pakistan- most are from Africa. IMO the lasting tragedy of 911 is that it has fostered such poor relations (b/c of lack of knowledge) between white america and muslim america- and that is what the terrorists really want!!!

Charlie - posted on 06/15/2010

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Blame the terrorist group NOT the religion , they are extremists whos values and beliefs are vastly different from the actual religion of Islam .

Jessica - posted on 06/15/2010

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I agree with Lyndsay...I think it's a slap in the face to those who lost there lives....including non-radical American Muslims..

Amy - posted on 06/15/2010

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I would have no issues with it. The Mosque would have no relation to those terrorists, and it's very possible that the two would have different values.

Stephany - posted on 06/15/2010

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I thought I read somewhere that it is supposed to also serve as a community center and there are actually a lot of other components to help serve the community. I agree with Chelsey. I don't see why there should be a problem with it. I'd be willing to bet that there were some non-radical U.S.-loving Muslims in those towers who died that day. They should be honored, too. Besides, maybe having a mosque so close by could serve as a reminder that not all Muslims are crazy radicals hell-bent on killing Americans.

Chelsey - posted on 06/14/2010

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Ok so this probably won't be popular but....yes people were killed by a bunch idiot terrorists and of course it was horrible I am not disputing that. These terrorists have twisted their religion to suit their wants - which is to kill as many people who do not believe what they believe and don't hold to their twisted sense of values. That said there are (as far as I know) no laws stating who can buy what land and if there were no restrictions previously about building a church/mosque/temple, then they should have every right to do what they want with their property. Those people were not the ones who hijacked the planes they just happen to share a religion that some have perverted. This, to me, says that America is the land of the free - as long as you're not muslim. Basically if people had such a problem with certain others buying that property, then they should have bought it first.

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