The Ground Zero Mosque

I’m not sure what to think of this.

On one hand, it’s just plain inconsiderate if not spitting in the face of the nation to do this. The towers came down in the name of Allah, it’s practically like the Inquisition or Crusades: tear something down in the name of your god and then put up a temple to worship him there.

On the other hand, shouldn’t conservatives support freedom of the private citizens to do what they want? This seems like one of those cases where “OMG BIG GUV’MINT” would be a loud cry. I guess, though, they only want freedom from government when it’s stuff they like.

That said…

Khan’s husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, one of the project’s sponsors, said he understood the pain that people have about 9/11. But he said his community and congregation were among those that died in the attacks.

“We have condemned the terror of 9/11,” he said. “We have worked to ensure that our mosques are not recruiting grounds for terrorists.”

I just don’t know, folks. It’s not something you often hear in political punditry, but I just don’t know.

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2 responses to “The Ground Zero Mosque

  1. I am really annoyed by the idea that the mosque is being constructed for some “other” force, be it Saudis or extremists. The mosque is for Americans. Americans who happen to be Muslim. To deny them a place to worship is to promote religious intolerance, even if it is in the name of of the victims of 911.

  2. I am really annoyed by the idea that the mosque is being constructed for some “other” force, be it Saudis or extremists. The mosque is for Americans. Americans who happen to be Muslim. To deny them a place to worship is to promote religious intolerance, even if it is in the name of of the victims of 911.

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