A proposed mosque, two blocks from where the World Trade Center twin-towers stood, have unleashed emotions, which the New York Times described as, "vitriolic commentary, pitting Muslims against Christians, Tea Partiers against staunch liberals, and Sept. 11 families against one another."
"We feel that it is a cemetery and sacred ground and the dead should be honored," said Pamela Geller, a conservative blogger. "To build a 13-story mega mosque on the cemetery, on the site of the largest attack in American history, I think, is incredibly insensitive."
On the other side, some Muslim community leaders say the mosque could provide an opportunity for improving interfaith relations. "We're saying Muslims have a legitimate role to play in the social fabric of this country," said Ibrahim Ramey, the director of the Human and Civil Rights Division of the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation.
My question to you: Do you support or oppose a mosque near Ground Zero?
This is a touchy subject and I can see both sides of the argument. If it's strictly for peaceful worship, I don't see how the law could forbid it. Like it or not, everyone has the right to free speech and freedom to worship whatever religion they want in this country.
Last time I checked we have freedom of religion in this country. As much as the Conservatives would love to make this a Christian theocracy we aint there yet. Unless there is a law being broken critics will have to suck it up.
Hello Freedom of Religion? And sorry it wasn't Muslims that attacked the World Trade Centers, it was people who were Muslims that do not represent the entire faith. If we judged everything on the basis of what religion people were who did terrible things then no one would ever be allowed to build any religious building near anything. No one ever takes in to account murderers religions in this country unless they aren't Christian. Sad but true.
The people that attached the united states on 9/11 did it in the name of Islam. Muslims around the world should be condemning those people, they should not be in the face of the surviving family members.
If we took the attitude that an entire faith should be condemned or excluded because of attrocites committed by some members of that faith, Christians wouldn't be allowed to build churches anywhere in the world!