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Saturday, 15 May 2010

A Mosque At Ground Zero

What's this?  Proposals are in hand to build a mosque on the site of a building damaged in 9/11.  It seems the height of insensitivity to me and, needless to say, it's causing division and setting neighbour on neighbour.  Whoever thought that this would be a good idea?

10 comments:

  1. That's totally unbelievable. How insensitive is that?

    I doubt very much whether Americans will be happy about it.

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  2. C'mon you have to clear the site before you rebuild! Makes you wonder if somebody's working an agenda?

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  3. Given the US's debt, I guess Arab creditor countries will have wanted prime locations as collateral.

    The opening date is spooky.

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  4. Yes, the opening date is a real kick in the teeth. I can 't believe it will go ahead now word's getting round - they couldn't possibly do it. If it was the UK it would have been proposed in the guise of 'healing wounds' - and anyone who opposed would have been labelled racist or inciting religious hatred. Ethics and morals are all back to front, everywhere.

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  5. Clearly deliberatly provocative.

    In my city they just rebuilt their Mosque (good luck to them, no public subsidy) but had to build the minaret no higher than the neighbouring 3 story Victorian town houses, as a result the Mosque itself is rather small.

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  6. Hello Welshcakes - me too. It must be the very very last place on earth to build a mosque. Now that the plans are gaining more publicity there's more of a reaction against it.

    Fair enough, Banned, if planning procedures are followed and noise is kept to a minimum (no muezzin) but it's not really the same as building on Ground Zero - as you say, a very provocative act.

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  7. AnonymousMay 16, 2010

    Surely there's going to be loads of protests about this? Who proposed it? Obumma Beach showing his true colours?

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  8. Hi Anon - I only know as much as is in the newspaper article but will try to keep an eye on its progress. Maybe any American readers here can add something more?

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