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Originally posted by Hefficide
You can also use the the word "hallowed" ground to the same effect. And what makes it sacred or hallowed is that it was christened in the blood of 3000 innocents.
War battlefields are forever hallowed for the same reason and often with far less death.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
I've heard many people say this...and I think it is just people being ignorant of what sacred means.
The fact that the Muslim Community Center isn't even ON GROUND ZERO...is another misconception that is being spun by the media.
The "Ground Zero Mosque" is neither on "ground zero" nor a "mosque".
So GOOD JOB ATSers...way to buy into the spin of the media.
Originally posted by Wolf Eyes
DragonFire1024 - first of all, they didn't build a mosque yet.
How often do you visit New York? Have you been to ground zero? Do you know the city?
The site that was purchased to build the mosque is an old Burlington coat factory. What does that have to do with the WTC?
45 Park Place
New York, NY 10007-2404
That's the address... go look at Google maps... you can see it... see how close it is.. Go look at the street view feature on Google.. tell me if you see anything that looks like memorial or whatever you think it as "ground zero". No you'll see an AT&T store and a bunch of other buildings.
Is close to the WTC site? Yeh, I guess... but then anything, you could consider anything on the south side of Manhattan "close to ground zero". Wall street is close to ground zero.
What should we do.. draw a line at China town and say no Mosques South of here? Would that work for everyone? Is that still to close? What about 34th street? Should we make the line there?