Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mosque near ground zero?

Most of you are probably aware of the battle going on in New York City over whether a mosque and Muslim community center should be allowed to be built at Ground Zero.

Opponents pack hearing on mosque near ground zero

NEW YORK – Dozens of opponents and some supporters of a mosque planned near ground zero attended a raucous hearing Tuesday about whether the building where the Muslim place of worship would be created warrants designation as a city landmark and should be protected from development.

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After noting the lower Manhattan building’s history and architectural significance, Lazio said it also warranted landmark designation because on Sept. 11, 2001, it was struck by airplane debris from the terror attacks against the nearby World Trade Center. That connection to the attacks, he said, made it “a place of deep historical significance and a reminder of just what happened on New York’s darkest day.”

As hard as I try to be open-minded on this one, I am having great difficulty with it. For Muslims to even consider putting a mosque and Muslim community center right next door to ground zero is highly insensitive to the people of New York City and to the remaining family members and friends of the 911 victims. I hope that the building can get historical status and they can build their mosque somewhere else. Having a mosque at ground zero will only intensify the memories of the “Allah Akbar!” shouts as planes flew into the Twin Towers, destroying lives, families and our national security in the name of the Muslim god.

4 comments:

truthspew said...

I'm glad the opposition was out in force on this.

I consider Islam a shit stain on humanity, and Christianity isn't too far behind.

Stardust said...

When they know how many Americans, especially New Yorkers will react, and to blatantly want to put their mosque and community center there anyway just shows how much they care about what happened with 911. Many muslims look at 911 as some kind of victory and then to plant their mosque and community center there is akin to bombing an enemy village and then setting up camp on top of the dead.

Stardust said...

I don't understand the defense of this abhorrent religion. Many westerners in defense of Islam turn this into a race thing and are not understanding that we are talking about the religion and its adherents. Reading the texts that are the foundation of the Islamic religion, the religion of Islam is against freedom because Allah places restrictions in their lives that they believe ALL people should live by. There is no separation of church and state in their teachings. It is a western concept in their eyes that must change…most Muslims wish to make this transition peacefully, others are in a bigger hurry. Also, as far as their religion is concerned, it is okay to lie and trick infidels in order to gradually obtain control.

We are always ranting here about the Christian right and their interference in government and attempting (and oftentimes succeeding) to interject their religion into our supposedly secular government. But when we point out that Islam is worse when it comes to separation of church and state because they believe the two are not inseparable. Their religion is quietly encroaching. When it becomes a majority (most likely not in our lifetime, but quite possibly our children or grandchildren’s lifetime), do you think that there will be such a thing as separation of church and state? Homosexuality will be outlawed as it is in Muslim nations, Sharia Law will be installed.

I don’t understand the defense of Islam and at the same time the disdain for the Christian right. Are we against white people when we make fun of, protest against the Christian right? That is ridiculous to bring race into a site that promotes diversity, a site that is against bigotry and hatred of people simply for the color of their skin. We are talking RELIGION when it comes to Islam and it’s a fucking scary one no matter how peaceful their sheeple moderates might seem.

Renshia said...

But, but don't you just love the irony of it?watertrough