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"Ground Zero Mosque"
Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
Member No.: 8
Joined: 14-October 05
Well, I guess everyone has said what they're going to say, so I'll get to it now.
|QUOTE (Fantome @ Aug 20 2010, 04:38 PM)|
|Anything that has something to do with fear mongering automatically goes on my shit list. But still, I have to wonder why there of all places?|
Because it's currently an abandoned Burlington Coat Factory building. So they've got an empty building, in the heart of a city that they feel they can put to good use.
Let's clarify a few things about this.
1) It's not a Mosque. It's a community center open to the public. It will include a gymnasium, a swimming pool, a basketball court and it just so happens to also house a Mosque somewhere inside the building. However, as the Cracked writer put it:
"Yes there will be a prayer space inside it as well, but you donít call St. Maryís Hospital a church because it happens to have a chapel inside it, do you?"
2) It's not actually at Ground Zero. It's 2 blocks away. And there is a Mosque 4 blocks away from Ground Zero currently. So, anyone wondering why they can't build this Community Center farther away apparently only wants them to move 2 more blocks?
|QUOTE (Scarlet Witch)|
|Probably for the same reason why a "gentlemen's club" is in the same area. People living there will attend. |
Bingo. With both a strip club and a Hooters in the area, people claiming the area is "hallowed ground" are obviously full of shit. Though, I might be in the camp that considers boobs to be "works of God"....
|All I have to say is that I'm disappointed in the way these people are acting . They portray Americans in a negative light and should be ashamed of their behavior . We live in America where people are supposed to be able to practice their religion freely and without fear of oppression, even religions we don't like or agree with; the people who try to deny that right to others are as bad as the Islamic Fascists that they are so afraid of .|
Win. These people are hypocrites. These are the same people that hold rallies claiming the government is taking away their rights and over-stepping their bounds, but they're trying to persecute and remove the very first right guaranteed by the Constitution to these people for bullshit reasons.
|They wanted to argue that making a mosque there would be against respecting those who died there. That to me is one of the dumbest reasons to keep it out. I am actually FOR the mosque. Most of my family are against it though because of who took out the WTC.|
Tell your family
Muslims =/= terrorists.
|QUOTE (Scarlet Witch)|
|People need to realize there are extremists in every religion. Those are the ones that cause the problems. Muslims didn't cause 9-11, terrorists did. They just share the same religion. They aren't gonna bring back the ones that died or even make this whole thing go away by discriminating.|
Exactly. Muslims as a whole are no more to blame for 9-11 than Christians as a whole are to blame for the bombing of abortion clinics.
It'd be like looking at Westboro Baptists and assuming that's how all people who believe in the Bible act. They're just the fringe crazies.
|Since a lot of Christians killed Americans in the Civil War, I think it is sacrilegious to build any sort of Christian Church in this county. I find it offensive to those that were killed. |
Since a lot of Americans died at the hands of the British in the Revolutionary War, I think it's insensitive to speak with a British accent in America.
|Since no one has built anything actually on Ground Zero, I say build it on Ground Zero. These are moderate muslims who are hated by the extremists and they are trying to show that Islam is NOT a religion of hate yet christians are showing that they are no different than Al Qaeda. Sorry but I say let these good people do whatever they want. Hell even Dubya LOOKED for these people to show that America is not trying to fight muslims yet stupid racist rednecks and christians are coming up with stupid reasons to block the construction.|
Aside from the incorrect inference that the Community Center is being built on Ground Zero (as pointed out previously, it's 2 blocks away), I agree with this.
|Except, ya know, for that whole Freedom Tower thing|
I knew they were planning that, but I actually wasn't even aware that construction had started on it. I thought they were still just digging, since earlier this year they dug up an old wooden ship at the site.
|I support Al Qaeda building an extremist mosque there just for even more lolz. |
And now you've lost me again.
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