posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:11 PM
I have a question for all of those who are for and against this mosque, this Cordova House, has anyone gone to the website and taken a good look at
what is written? As this issue has come to the forefront of the media, I did just that. The Imman is a very well educated individual, and I would
say he means well on the surface, however, the meaning of this place is in question based off of what is written. This is not an issue of freedom of
religion or of religious persecution, the arguments have been very clear on that one, the issue is one of sensativity. The Imman is stating he wants
to be a bridge between the Muslim world and the West, sounds very good and very peaceful, but when the opposition is that loud and that upset, does
this sound like a good idea, would it not be a good idea to hold out the olive branch and back down?
But I digress on the other point, I was curious and went to the Cordova House Website, very interesting reading, very heavily oriented towards the
Muslim faith, however, I think that the point of this being more than just a community center holds equal merrits as well, and there is one other
little small aspect that I came across, and it does not set well.
If this is a community center to promote peace and understanding, then why would they need a coordinator to gather information about Shariah from
other muslim nations in the world. Why would they need to have this at this particular location, and for what purpose? It leads to the question as
to what exactly will this center be really used for, and to whose bennifit, would it be for the bennifit of all of New York, as a means to heal, or is
there something else behind the scenes that is not spoken? I believe the latter, as it is hidden in the website and what one things states, does not
agree with the mission statement of the Imman, so I can only conclude that it is not what he is telling the world.