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Fox News quoted property owner Sharif El-Gamal as saying: "This is completely incorrect. We are committed to our plans of building Park51 to serve the community of lower Manhattan. Our mission is one of peace, understanding and tolerance."
He was responding to a report in Israel's English-language newspaper Haaretz, which cited sources in New York as saying Muslim leaders were considering abandoning the controversial plan.
For mere oppression may make a wise one act crazy
Originally posted by hippomchippo
Oh boy, I didn't know Osama bin laden represented all muslims.
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
Three cheers for intimidation and bigotry! Hup hup hooray! Hup hup, hooray! Hup hup, hooray!
Personally I'm hoping that Haaretz is wrong, simply because otherwise, a very ugly precedent is set.
I do not care what the reasons. I read a story the other day that said 68 % of Americans are against this. If true then this is a fine example of democracy in action. The people have spoken, no matter what their reasons, this is the law of our land and therefore is right and just.
Originally posted by centurion1211
Originally posted by Miraj
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What is this about "American Hosts"? These people are AMERICAN CITIZENS JUST LIKE YOU.
Don't like the word "host"? Here's why I used it. Do some research ...
Feisal Abdul Rauf
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[edit on 8/16/2010 by centurion1211]
Originally posted by willow1d
I hope their sources are correct. At least someone is listening to the American people even tho' the President and his administration won't. I don't agree at all that it was Obama limiting what he meant when he showed support for the mosque. I think they are really not wanting a huge negative reaction on their hands, especially after they open their doors.
Originally posted by pajoly
reply to post by wutone
"A porn shop is protected freedom of speech right? Oh yea, it's called taste and respect."
So apparently you have no problem with the strip club and the porn shop presently in the same Ground Zero neighborhood? To you their existence must be good taste and respect. Surely you reserve just as much outrage for them? Or...do you just have a problem with places of worship for people you find really scary? Does Momma rock you to sleep?
Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
It just makes me laugh at how some americans tell people that the terrorists hate their countries freedom while those same americans trample someones right to build something.
The fact is that building a mosque next to the site of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, which were destroyed during the 11 September attacks, is a strange story. This is because the mosque is not an issue for Muslims, and they have not heard of it until the shouting became loud between the supporters and the objectors, which is mostly an argument between non-Muslim US citizens!
Neither did the Muslims ask for a single building, nor do the angry Muslims want the mosque. This is one of the few times when the two opposing sides are in agreement. Nevertheless, the dispute has escalated, and has reached the front pages of the press and the major television programs, demonstrations have been staged in the streets, and large posters have been hung on buses roaming the streets of New York calling for preventing the building of the mosque and reminding the people of the 11 September crime. It really is a strange battle!
I cannot imagine that Muslims want a mosque on this particular site, because it will be turned into an arena for promoters of hatred, and a symbol of those who committed the crime. At the same time, there are no practicing Muslims in the district who need a place of worship, because it is indeed a commercial district.
The last thing Muslims want today is to build just a religious center out of defiance to the others, or a symbolic mosque that people visit as a museum next to a cemetery.