Mosque/Islamic Cultural Centre Near Ground Zero?

28 Sep

Okay, we’ve all heard about the controversy about the Islamic Cultural Centre that is to be built near Ground Zero. Everyone who reads this blog, comment on why/why not we should build the mosque.


Posted by on September 28, 2010 in Uncategorized


9 responses to “Mosque/Islamic Cultural Centre Near Ground Zero?

  1. Nabu Horr'e

    September 28, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    What I think of the Mosque? have mixed feelings. I mean, Muslims, and anyone at that matter, has the right to build what they want, where they want, granted they have permission. But to build it there is somewhat inappropriate. I hope I’m not stereotyping here, I don’t believe all Muslims are terrorists. However, it is a fact that all the 9/11 attackers were Muslims, and they were “fighting” for Muslim causes (and I doubt Muslims believe killing hundreds of people is good). In conclusion, I think they have a right to build it, but they are only building it to annoy families of 9/11 victims.

  2. shakespearelover

    September 29, 2010 at 6:40 AM

    Well, I don’t think they are building it just to annoy. They are building it to have a nice community centre and place of worship.

  3. Nabu Horr'e

    September 29, 2010 at 8:59 AM

    Thats why I said “mixed feelings”. Maybe they are trying to be apologetic. I don’t know. All I know is that families of 9/11 victims are annoyed- weather the Islamic people want a nice place to worship, trying to be apologetic or just trying to annoy these families. Also, I don’t think its necessary to have ANOTHER Mosque in New York. We have more Mosques in New York alone than they have churches and synagogues in all the Muslim countries combined. So do they really need another place to worship? No, especially not there. Also, these Muslim people are accusing America of having “religious tolerance issues”. As brought up before, they have bigger religious tolerance issues in most Muslim countries. You can’t deny the facts.

    N. Horr’e

  4. shakespearelover

    September 29, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    I understand. Completely.

  5. shakespearelover

    September 29, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    But building the Centre would be the single greatest way to show out unity and reach out to other countries. I understand that many people died in 9/11. And the memories are awful. But you have to remember that Muslims died there, too. Not just the terrorists. Besides, it was one extremist group that attacked, not the whole religion. We shouldn’t blame everyone for doing what one group did.

    As an example: I, as you know, am Jewish. Say, for example, that I went out on a killing spree and murdered 3,000 people. And, ten years later, someone else (who was not related to me and had nothing to do with me) wanted to build a temple near where I made the attack. And then the other people said he could not because it is in the same area that I went on my killing spree. The Mosque issue is like that.

    The mosque will be built two blocks away from Ground Zero. It will be amid Burger King, Starbucks, tattoo shops, even pornographic strip clubs. How come these are allowed near “sacred” ground and the place of worship is not?

    New York is not the only place having problems with building a mosque. There was arson in Murfreesboro, Tennessee over a site where an Islamic community centre. There were protests in Wisconsin, and even in southern California. These protests were not because it was so close to Ground Zero, they were because people (for some odd reason) believe that everyone in Islam are terrorists! This is crazy! Again, the phrase “Kenny robbed the bank; why am I going to jail?” comes in mind.

    Okay, I’m done with my rant. 😉 I may rant again later, though, so watch out!!!

    PS: There are churches and synagogues in the Muslim countries. Lebanon alone has a Christian population percentage of 39%-40%.

  6. Nabu Horr'e

    September 29, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Did I SAY all Muslims were terrorists? NO! In fact, I said all Muslims were NOT terrorists, and I hate it when people think that. No, I don’t see fit that there should be any of those things near the “sacred” ground. But imagine this scene: Your’e mayor of a city falling into ruins. The streets are trash, there’s daily homicide and hunger. The water is polluted, the air is polluted. Would want ONE more bad thing to happen to your city? No. Same thing near ground zero. Sure, there are some bad things there, but does that mean, they should be there too? And did you consider some of those things might have been there before the attack? Build the Mosque if you want, but beware it WILL annoy families 9/11 victims. I’m not really against the Mosque, but I’m not for it, either. I feel its not an important enough issue for all this controversy. Either way, I don’t mind people of any religion worshipping where ever they want (except maybe in the middle of the street), but to have a whole CENTER where an attack for THAT religion happened.


  7. shakespearelover

    September 29, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Nabu, I never said (or implied) that you said that all Muslims are terrorists. I meant that “more than half of the population of the USA.” Also, I’m not saying that they should go ahead and build the mosque, and that 9/11 does not matter. Ground Zero is hallowed ground, indeed. Many people died there, and the memories of the fires and the death, and the planes are ripe in everyone’s mind. It is truly an awful tragedy. But, on the other hand, people have a right to worship wherever they wish. It is in the first amendment. Freedom of religion. And it was the “WORLD Trade Centre” that was hit, not the American Trade Centre. I understand the torment that many people must have, but I have mixed feelings as well. I’m leaning more toward building the mosque, but I completely understand both sides of the argument.

  8. shakespearelover

    September 29, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    And if you took it that I meant that you thought all Muslims are terrorists, I just want to say that I am sorry. I would never ever think that.

  9. Nabu Horr'e

    September 29, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    Living in Canada at the time of the attack, I am aware it was called the World Trade Centre. Anyway, we could go at this for months. 9/11 was probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen on television, despite the fact I was four at the time… did you know Busch was reading to children at a preschool in Florida during the attack? Also, one of my dads work friend’s daughters was on the plane that was supposed to attack the White House. Not that I’ve ever met her before, but she was really lucky. She could have died if the attack had succeded.


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