Mosque Controversy

>> Monday, August 23, 2010

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the building of the "Ground Zero Mosque" which was quite expected. Yesterday, dozens of people showed up in a anti-mosque rally at the Ground Zero site holding signs spelling out "Sharia" in red dripping paint. A black guy wearing a white cap unfortunately got caught in it and the crowd quickly turned on him, proving that the location is just a small part of it. When people (mostly Republicans) won't let Muslims built one in Murfreesboro, TN, Temecula, CA or Sheboygan, WI, people will be against building a mosque 4 blocks from Ground Zero.

It's pure xenophobia, the people who's against building mosques don't care to understand that just because the 9/11 attackers are extreme Muslims, it doesn't mean that all Muslims are terrorists or have linkage to them, just as a few Catholic priests molest children, it doesn't mean that all Catholics molest children. Instead of getting to know people, the anti-mosque crowd rather have Muslims "going back to their country". There's a whole hypocrisy thing with this which really gets my beef is that in theory America is supposed to be great because of the freedom people can experience in this country but it's not true. If you're gay or non-white or non-Christian, then you're still discriminated against and not being allowed to gay marry or having a place to worship your god is the exact opposite of freedom. You either get freedom of religion in this country or you don't, you can't really pick and choose the location or which religion to protect.

The proposed building which was named Park51 center to avoid controversy is going to be a 13-story glass and steel community center, that will contain a 500-seat auditorium, theater, performing arts center, fitness center, swimming pool, basketball court, childcare area, bookstore, culinary school, art studio, food court serving halal dishes, it sure beats the abandoned building that used to house a Burlington Coat Factory.

This might be entirely inappropriate but if the Westboro folks are allowed to protest at the funeral of dead soldiers as they are happening, why aren't Muslims allowed to building a center 4 blocks from Ground Zero of an incident happened 9 years ago? Instead of complaining about the mosque, why don't they complain about the still empty site at the Ground Zero after nearly 9 years? I thought the best way to show Al-Qaeda that they haven't won is to build something to replace the Twin Towers and move on with our lives, so where is it?

I blame Fox News for dividing the country with lies and hyperbole, they are evil and any upright citizens and companies should start finding ways to put them out of business.

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