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Originally posted by Alxandro
reply to post by maybereal11
I think you made my point for me.
Won't be long before this country becomes like that one over yonder, that's why it's time to do something to keep that from happening.
...help to AP in renaming the Ground Zero Mosque. We touched on it in our own post, but maybe we should put our noses to the grindstone.
World Betrayed Center.
Here is what he has so far:
15. Landing Gear Mosque
14. Project Bloomberg
13. 9/11 Victory Mosque
12. Daily Kosque (This is my favorite so far – bfh)
10. The Gorelick & Clarke Building
9. Mosque formerly known as the Ground Zero Mosque
7. Crater’s Edge (!!!!)
5. The Mohammed Atta Memorial
4. Hormel House
3. The Debris Field Mosque
2. Burlington Terrorist Factory (another fav)
1. New York Fire Training Academy
Won’t you please help the AP?
Originally posted by Good Intentions
And btw, I'm still a little confused on wether it's actually a community center or a mosque. I keep finding conflicting information, so if anyone in this thread can help me that will be appreciated. Will this be a community center for the community, or for Muslims? Or will it be a community center for the community, with a focus on Islam? That's where I'm a little lost here.
You will need a lot of contributors. Who will review your donor list?
The New York Charities Bureau and the US Treasury Department will review the donor list to assure that all funding sources are vetted to their satisfaction and approved. In addition, our Trustees and Advisory Board will be comprised of a multi-faith group of distinguished individuals who will ensure that the community center stays true to its objectives of peace, tolerance and understanding between all.
Isn’t this insensitive given that the 9/11 attackers were Muslims?
The events of 9/11 were horrific. What happened that day was terrorism, and it shames us that it was cloaked in the guise of Islam. It was inhumane, un-Islamic and is indefensible regardless of one’s religious persuasion. Not only Americans but also all Muslims are threatened by the lies and actions being perpetrated by these self-serving extremists and their perverted view of Islam.
We should continue to avoid the phrase "ground zero mosque" or "mosque at ground zero" on all platforms. (We’ve very rarely used this wording, except in slugs, though we sometimes see other news sources using the term.) The site of the proposed Islamic center and mosque is not at ground zero, but two blocks away in a busy commercial area. We should continue to say it’s "near" ground zero, or two blocks away....
In short headlines, some ways to refer to the project include:
_ mosque 2 blocks from WTC site
_ Muslim (or Islamic) center near WTC site
_ mosque near ground zero
_ mosque near WTC site
We can refer to the project as a mosque, or as a proposed Islamic center that includes a mosque. www.dailykos.com...
Originally posted by Vitchilo
And it's the AP censoring itself. Nice.
AP advises staff on location of Islamic center and mosque
The Associated Press, one of world's most powerful news organizations, issued a memo today advising staff to avoid the phrase "Ground Zero mosque."
The Upshot reported Tuesday that the AP started using the phrase "Ground Zero mosque" in some headlines in late May. The New York Times, for one, has consciously avoided that phrasing.
The AP began using the phrase as the controversy over the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque in Lower Manhattan started bubbling up to the national level. Many news organizations, across platforms, routinely dub the project the "Ground Zero Mosque."
If they censor themselves in such trivial matters, what do they do when it's really important?