Legally speaking, Muslims have every right to build a mosque near Ground Zero. But, that doesn't make it right. It's interesting that Muslims demand that us Americans show respect and deference to their faith. But, respect should be a two-way street.
Building a mosque so close to where Muslims killed 3,000 Americans, based on what their Koran teaches, is the height of insensitivity . NYC is a huge city. Surely, Muslims could find another location for a mosque.
How will a Muslim mosque and community center heal relations between the United States and Muslims when so many Americans are outraged by the plans for a mosque on this sacred ground? I'd say relations are taking a turn for the worse.
The radical imam behind the plan to build this mosque once said that America was "an accessory to 9/11" and that "Osama bin Laden was made in the USA". He also refused to acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist organization and is linked to the flotilla which tried to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. And just exactly who will be financing this venture? Saudi Arabia?
Read about a poll of New Yorkers and what they think about the Ground Zero mosque, via the Weekly Standard:
61% of New Yorkers Oppose Ground Zero Mosque
BY Daniel Halper
"A new poll from Siena finds that 61 percent of New York residents and 56 percent of New York City residents oppose the proposed Ground Zero mosque. Only 33 percent of NYC residents support it. Here's the breakdown:
'By a margin of 61 to 26 percent, New Yorkers oppose the proposal to build the Cordoba House, a multi-story Muslim Cultural Center in lower Manhattan two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center according to a new survey released today from the Siena College Research Institute (SRI). New Yorkers have been following the new Arizona immigration law very closely and 52 percent support passing a similar law here in the Empire State. Seventy percent of New York residents say that the presence of 10 to 20 million illegal immigrants poses a somewhat (30%) or very significant (40%) problem to the U.S., and large majorities call for comprehensive immigration reform that would include enhanced border security (79%), the creation of a process for admitting legal temporary workers (70%), and implementing a tough but fair path to legalization for those already here (65%).'"
Once again, our politicans are ignoring the wishes of their constituents. They don't give a rip what we want.
The real question is: Will the radical imam find construction workers who are willing to participate in the construction of the Ground Zero mosque?
From Jihad Watch:
"For once -- for once -- let's see Islam give something back to the rest of the world"
From Atlas Shrugs:
UPDATE: Well, what have we here? Not so fast: Planners of Islamic supremacist Ground Zero mega-mosque don't own the whole site
UPDATE: Follow the funding trail
UPDATE: "We Muslims know the Ground Zero mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation"
UPDATE: Doug Giles to CAIR top dog: "What's next, Awad? Are you going to demand a Nidal Malik Hasan Avenue on Ft. Hood's military base?"