Two Cents

Aug. 17th, 2010 10:46 am
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This whole Mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center- anyone who is getting up in arms about this or who wants to forcefully drive the congregation away thru 'strong messages' or, as it is called-- Harassment-- needs to go back and freaking read their American History.  THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO BUILD WHATEVER WHEREVER THEY WANT; THAT'S WHY WE ARE A FREE COUNTRY, THAT'S WHAT MAKES US GREAT!!!  They aren't building it there to piss anyone off, they are hoping tho that by building it there they can strengthen understanding as well as relations with 'the west.'  I can understand why it might raise hackles; but honestly- the ordeal that this is turning into just illustrates how ignorant, bigoted and close-minded people can be; no matter if they pre-cursor their words by saying 'well, i believe in Freedom of Religion and all, but...'   It makes me sick to be an American to know that we can't be bigger than this.

My heart is breaking, the wheel of my life is turning again and i can feel that everything is going to get tilled over; uprooted and once again find us wandering. No Rest for the Wicked... :-(

Date: 2010-08-17 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1) Agreed! People really need to chill out. It's harrasment plain and simple. People need to relax.

2) I'm so sorry hon. I'm hear for you if you need to talk or just need a hug <3

Starting to get my goat.

Date: 2010-08-17 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1) Did anyone tell people that there is already two mosques in the area - one since 1970 and the other since 1985?

Since when did religion and state mix?

What bothers me is that the white male old fuddy duddys (yes us Canadians can swear!) are being racist and don't want to admit it.

My grandmother told me never to discuss sex, politics, & religion in a mixed group....we are not mixed up here...the politicians are!

Date: 2010-08-17 09:24 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-08-17 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What drives me crazy is that they call it a mosque. No one is trying to build a mosque at Ground Zero. They are trying to build an Islamic community center near ground zero. One element of this community center is that it will contain a mosque. It will also provide some terrific services for the Islamic community in Manhattan, such as childcare, recreational and educational programs, etc. But the Haters like to skip that part and focus on what they see as the most controversial. Ridiculous.

That being said, I can see how people who were directly affected by the 9/11 tragedy can see the building of a mosque there as a slap in the face, if they believe that all Islamic people hate us as much as the Al Qaeda and the other Jihad-driven, militant muslims who danced in the streets as our towers fell do. But it doesn't change the legality of it.

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