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Originally posted by hadriana
If there's already one there, then that is just more reason that they don't need to put this new one there.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by Gargamel
The imam's old mosque is approximately half a mile away or 12 city blocks. The imam has had a mosque in the neighborhood for over 27 years. The new Islamic center will be approximately 2 city blocks away from ground zero, has no line of sight to or from ground zero, and will be approximately 13 stories tall, by no means the tallest building in its block of blocks.
Originally posted by David9176
(The headline is taken FROM THE ARTICLE)
Originally posted by Gargamel
Was the new mosque going to replace the existing mosque 800 feet away? If not what purpose was the new mosque supposed to serve seeing as there was one already close by?
I suspect that many USAmericans (and quite a few of my fellow Canadians in western Canada) would likewise posit that Islam in general is an hostile 'ideology' rather than a faith worthy of coverage under the First Amendment. While the argument is without finesse, I believe this is the strongest argument opponents to the new Ground Zero mosque (and opponents of Islam in general) could make if they chose to do so.
More information at this thread if you're interested.
reply to post by hadriana
This is not to be merely a mosque but a community center with an auditorium, pool, public meeting rooms, childrens services, and all sorts of things for the entire community to partake of and participate in.
Originally posted by Soldier of God
Is it tall enough to fly an airplane into???
Originally posted by adifferentbreed
reply to post by ~Lucidity
Maybe some of our more bigotted friends here at ATS will learn something here and rethink their small minded ways. I do find they tend not to let the facts get in the way of some good ole' fashioned American right-wing Christian idiocy, but I live in hope. "
I guess that would be one post mentioning Christians......................I'm glad it's not trollish or insulting at all either......Funny, anyone against this mosque is either a bigot, a racist, stupid, a fool, a Christian, a White Supremecist, an Islamaphobe......you pick the insult, and only smart people are for it....seems to be the way on ATS anymore, if you don't like something a Muslim does automatically those names apply......no matter what the persons reasoning, and then we have threads like why all the anger on ATS, I'd say it's a never ending cycle.
[edit on 17-8-2010 by adifferentbreed]
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
No one seems to want facts when 1.) their emotions are involved and 2.) there's a pretty much a one-sided media blitz going on for their minds.
Seems like some people still think the media is fair and balanced. Or cares about truth and facts and remaining objective.
In addition, one of the very tricky things about this issue is that there are so many "reasons" and so many different factors at play. People are united behind one "cause" but for a dozen different reasons, ranging from the purely emotional and caring, to thinking it's insensitive to the families, to opportunistic reasons (Walid Shoebat and Pamela Geller...sell books and speaking engagements), to the religious and to the political (uniting a faction or getting votes). It's the perfect wedge issue too.