posted on Sep, 12 2010 @ 06:27 AM
Yesterday (September 11th 2010) saw New Yorkers, and millions around the globe, pause to remember the tragic events of September 11th 2001.
New York also witnessed two opposing protest regarding the plans to build a mosque within a community centre just two city blocks from ground zero.
These protests have, obviously, become politicised; seeing the like of Dutch politician Geert Wilders becoming involved and adding to the debate.
However, I do not want another thread discussing whether or not the mosque should be allowed!! Nor do I want to express my personal beliefs regarding
the mosque (I have expressed my beliefs in other threads)
I just want to ask this one simple question...
Regardless of if you believe that the mosque should or shouldn’t be built...
Regardless of if you believe 911 was an inside job or that of fanatical terrorists...
Regardless of your personal beliefs, regarding the war in Iraq and the Afghan invasion...
The fact is that 9 years ago 2,977 innocent people died in horrifying circumstances.
Should there not be just ONE day a year put aside for people to remember, grieve and morn?
To politicise such a day and use it to further a cause, whatever that cause may be, is crass and distasteful in my opinion... Show some respect and
dignity... I ask again, can we not have just one day of quite reflection and peaceful morning?
edit on 12-9-2010 by Muckster because: (no reason given)