Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque

Here are two opposing points on the Ground Zero mosque.

The mosque should not be built .... because the 9/11 terrorists were Muslims, and I don't care how many times you argue that "not all Muslims are terrorists."  With a very few exceptions, all terrorist acts have been carried out by Muslims. It is a foregone conclusion that the next terrorist act will be carried out by a Muslim. Then should we allow a mosque to built in the shadow of that site too?

The mosque should be built .... because that will demonstrate to the Muslim world that America is not against Islam even in a post 9/11 atmosphere. What decent Muslim could deny America's righteousness after such a compassionate act?


Brad Farless said...

This is just another example of America burying its head in the sand and hoping the problem will go away.

The Muslim terrorists want nothing less than the destruction of the US. They don't care how harmonious we can be. We stand in the way of jihad, the forceful spreading of Islam to all corners of the world, as mandated by the Koran. The US and Europe that is.

I remember reading that the people behind this hoped building a mosque there would build good relations and show that not all Muslims are evil. The very act of building the mosque in a place that will incite so many negative feelings from residents shows that they don't really care about that. If they really cared about how others felt about Muslims, they'd build it elsewhere. The way things are now, the only thing people are going to feel when they see that mosque is disgust, both at Muslims and at our government for shafting us in the butt one more time.

Our troops are dying overseas fighting Muslim terrorists and we're letting them build a monument to their success right on the site of their attack in the US, that also cost thousands of lives.

It's a disgrace and only goes to show that the US has no balls.

Kay said...

I don't think our Constitution allows us to ban the building of the Mosque. However, they could build this center for understanding a little (lot?) farther away from the Twin Towers and been more understanding of the painful feelings of many Americans.

OkiHwn said...

And Obama says it's OK!

RONW said...

Brad- you have a point with 9/11 being the very reason we're fighting in Afghanistan, and the connotations to a Muslim mosque near the world trade center, all the while we're fighting muslims who wish for the destruction of the US.

Kay- agreed. If pursued to the US Supreme Court, the mosque people will prevail.

Nate- I saw something in the news today about Obama giving the mosque the thumbs up. I haven't read it yet.

Anonymous said...

There never was a law against poor taste.

OkiHwn said...