Planned Islamic centre near WTC site clears hurdle - Macleans.ca
 

Planned Islamic centre near WTC site clears hurdle

Commission will allow building currently occupying site to be knocked down


 

The proposal to build an Islamic centre near the World Trade Center site in New York City has cleared another hurdle. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to remove the 1850s building that currently occupies the site from a potential list of protected buildings, allowing it to be knocked down to make way for a new development. Supporters of the Islamic centre, which will include a mosque, a sports facility and a theatre, say it will build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims. Protestors say it’s wrong to allow a mosque so close to the site where 3,000 Americans were killed by Muslim terrorists on September 11, 2001. “Islam builds mosques at the sites of their conquests,” read one sign at a recent protest against the plan. New York City’s Republican Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, supports the plan. Many other Republicans, including former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, however, are fighting it.

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Planned Islamic centre near WTC site clears hurdle

  1. What New York City really needs is not a huge mosque at Ground Zero but another 9/11. Too many New Yorkers, including their Mayor, seem to have forgotten the first version and need a second one as a reminder that fear is not the way of the hero. In fact it sends a message to the world that Americans don't stand up to their sworn enemies but prefer to kiss up to them. It's safer.

  2. While I understand your point, saying that Americans need another 9/11 is probably not the best way of expressing it. I think there are many Americans against it (according to Time.com's unscientific and liberally biased poll, last reading had it at 52% against it).

    It's not that Americans aren't against it… it's that both the mayor of NY and the President are for it.

  3. The Mosque is an insult to civilized people everywhere.

  4. Unfortunatelly 9/11 was not a big enough lesson for apologetic libtard-twisted decidents.
    Every new mosqs is a potential tube to spread hate against westerners. Wjhy don;'t we follwo Switzerland?
    Just put a ban on mosques and this will open door for us to clean up all thet muzzie-immigration slum in western world.

    • Just to be clear, in case any sensible, non-childish-slur-using people are reading this: Switzerland did not "put a ban on mosques".

    • Another example of why parents should be aware of what their children are doing on the computer !

  5. An Islamic "sports facility"? What will the sports be, a map of Israel subbing in for the bull's eye in archery? Pantomiming burning cartoonists in effigy? Children's games like "Who's Afraid of the Great Satan?"

    Also, building a mosque at Ground Zero is akin to building a monument to Hitler in Auschwitz. Spare me the good-Muslims argument, the fact is terrorists flew those planes into the Twin Towers screaming "Allahuakbar!" and their buddy, bin Laden, quoted the Koran chapter and verse as explanation for the attacks. This is yet another symbolic win for the extremists.

  6. Also, building a mosque at Ground Zero is akin to building a monument to Hitler in Auschwitz. Spare me the good-Muslims argument, the fact is terrorists flew those planes into the Twin Towers screaming "Allahuakbar!" and their buddy, bin Laden, quoted the Koran chapter and verse as explanation for the attacks. This is yet another symbolic win for the extremists. Go Ped