THIS HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGIOUS FREEDOM! This has to do with
the placement of the mosque/civic center. This Imam has been offered other real estate in exchange
for this particular parcel and he has refused for no good reason. The community that this mosque
is supposed to be serving lives primarily in Brooklyn. This is an attempt by a radical Islamist group
to put up a "shrine" to their biggest victory in the western hemisphere and they are using our own
Constitution to dupe our stupid politicians. They are laughing at us every step of the way.
They have every right to build a mosque but it doesn't have to be within walking distance of
Ground Zero. If they truly wanted a "healing" place of peace then they should re-locate this
center as an act of good faith. BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT THEY WANT!!! Next step is to try to
monitor the funding for this project. But you can bet that they will not reveal their sources
for that because it will not be the local or even national Muslim groups - it will be from
Saudi Arabia. And, our President has played right into their hands. This is a local issue
not a national issue but he just can't stop himself from playing King.
I agree about freedom of religion, and freedom of speech. In fact, I believe in it so much, and the Muslims and Obama are in favor of it so much, that I assume the Muslims and Obama who support this mosque wouldn't mind if ground was purchased next to the mosque, and a caricature of Muhammad was placed in the ground so all New Yorkers who lost family to Islamic terrorists could walk on it, just like the people who will be visiting that mosque will be walking over the ground where the ashes of American civilians, police, and firefighters landed on 9/11.