Much to the consternation of many, there is a plan to build a large mosque on a site near where the World Trade Center was destroyed. Some people were attempting to declare the building that is now in existence a landmark. If that had passed, the building would not be able to be modified. The lawsuit was denied, and the developers are going ahead with the plans.
Personally, I find the whole idea abhorrent. New York is a big city, and there are plenty of places where the group could build a mosque. It seems perverse, to put it mildly, for the Islamic group to pick that particular spot to build their mosque. If one would let his paranoia run rampant.........................well, I won't even get into THAT!
What do you think? Is ground zero an appropriate place for a mosque?
Its like the Moslems putting their flag where the World Trade Center was.
Its like planting a Japanese flag in Pearl Harbor.
Have you seen this?
David- Who said that they are not rebuilding? Like everything in NY, projects have to go through a plethora of committees and bureaucrats, before they finally decide to actually DO something. According to the following, the site is set to reopen in 2013.
from what I understand (not very much) the i's are dotted and the t's crossed; it's a done deal. protest can only agitate emotions, not change outcome. in a couple of years the mosque will be completed. It is now only a political hot button and I think we have enough of those already.
dys- I'm not so sure about that. The guys in the 1960's sure knew how to kick up a bit, and made some significant changes.