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Lamplighter 07-14-2010 08:30 PM

Mosque at 51 Park Place, NY, NY
 
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I searched Cellar, but did not find recent postings about the proposed "Mosque at the WTC",
but I'm sure everyone has heard of the furor that has started over it.

I was curious as to just where this mosque would be since some were saying it was just 2 blocks away from Ground Zero,
and others were asking how many blocks away should it be.

The location is at the "pink dot" on the Google map below.
It looks as though there are other religious facilities within roughly the same distance. (catholic, methodist, etc)

SamIam 07-14-2010 09:21 PM

Well, while we have lost some freedoms thanks to 9/11, I don't believe religous freedom is one of them. They can build the Satanic Chapel of Shit Kicking Cat Worshippers on or near the site of 9/11, and the only people who would object would be those ungodly dog lovers with which this nation unfortunately abounds.

What are we going to do? Prohibit the construction of all mosques forever? Or a mosque is okay if its at least 100 miles away from 9/11? What about a cat's whisker less than 100 miles? Is one mile away blasphemy, but two miles away is fine? I think that the people who get riled up over this have too much time on their hands.

spudcon 07-14-2010 09:32 PM

I think Saudi Arabia would be far enough. And the Catholics, Methodists, or the Satanic Chapel of Shit Kicking Cat didn't attack us, or fly planes into the world community that worked in the twin towers.

classicman 07-14-2010 09:40 PM

I think its akin to the relatives of the guys that murdered your husband/wife/children/parents/friends and or neighbors moving in down the street from you. . . sorta.

Happy Monkey 07-14-2010 10:24 PM

Likewise Catholic churches and pedophiles.

Shawnee123 07-14-2010 11:10 PM

I am so scared of this place. You can't help but see it on the way to Toledo.

;)

Come on. Completely unrelated to terrorists, there are good citizens of other nationalities.

Your xenophobia is showing, c-man.

Perhaps you prefer this graven image. Burnt but will rise again.

xoxoxoBruce 07-15-2010 12:21 AM

They're doing the same thing in London, the site and size was chosen to be in your face.

piercehawkeye45 07-15-2010 01:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by classicman (Post 670685)
I think its akin to the relatives of the guys that murdered your husband/wife/children/parents/friends and or neighbors moving in down the street from you. . . sorta.

A real big sorta...

Lamplighter 07-15-2010 02:17 AM

The mosque in London was initiated in 2004 and planned for use during the Olympics.
Last July construction began on an expansion project described as:

"The East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre have commenced building works on an eight and half storey project which is primarily focussed on women's need. It will contain brand new funeral facilities, new prayer space for men and women, women' educational facilities and a women's health and fitness centre. "

Now events are being held to unite local communities.

classicman 07-15-2010 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by piercehawkeye45 (Post 670716)
A real big sorta...

How so?
If you were closer to this perhaps you'd think differently.
I know people who used to work at the WTC and/or lost loved ones in the attack - thats pretty much what they've told me.

SamIam 07-15-2010 09:31 AM

Just because you are a Muslim doesn't mean that you are a terrorist any more than being a Christian means you're a member of the Spanish inquisition.

We either have freedom of religion in this country or we don't. I for one do not want a government that tells me when and where I can worship the god(s) it has chosen for me.

glatt 07-15-2010 09:39 AM

There's nothing to discuss.

The US Constitution says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

classicman 07-15-2010 09:49 AM

Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wasn't discussing that at all. Just offering the opinions of some who were more directly affected by this than perhaps the rest of us.

Lamplighter 07-15-2010 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by classicman (Post 670685)
I think its akin to the relatives of the guys that murdered your husband/wife/children/parents/friends and or neighbors moving in down the street from you. . . sorta.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Happy Monkey (Post 670699)
Likewise Catholic churches and pedophiles.

I read these two as being very similar... not as xenophobic

classicman 07-15-2010 10:10 AM

Who said anything about xenophobic?


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