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Play along with me so I can make a point. Suppose a friend of yours just lost his job and got a divorce, okay? The thing is, his boss took his wife and then fired him. Got it? So let's say you are trying to cheer him up... say you decide throw him a party. The thing is, you intended to invite your boss to the gathering. Your pal is upset, though, because your boss reminds him of the boss that canned him and took his sweetheart. Now, you know that not all bosses are evil, but are you really going to force your friend to interact with your boss, even though you know that it will really bother him? Of course you wouldn't.
And that's the thing. Not all Muslims are bad people, but if the families of the victims of 9/11 don't want a Mosque two blocks away from Ground Zero, who can blame them? If you are throwing a party for your friend to cheer him up, why force him to deal with your boss? If you are building a Mosque to worship God, why build it near Ground Zero? The fact that Imam Rauf and his followers are trying to force this Mosque, utterly disregarding of the feelings of the victims' families, screams that there is an ulterior motive here.