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FireTom
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Posted:A muslim community intends to build a mosque near "Ground Zero" in NYC, which draws a lot of attention (and tension) to the project.

Recently demonstrations were held to block the project. Pres. Obama is not necessarily opposing the project (drawing heavy criticism) and NY major Bloomberg supports the project under US "freedom of religion" maxime.

Understandably many US citizens feel that a mosque near the 9/11 site would deeply hurt feelings of the relatives of those ~2.900 killed in the attacks (neglecting that also (innocent) Muslims had been amongst those killed in the attacks).

Certainly many of the opponents of the project are Muslims themselves for a variety of reasons.

Though the US constitution grants a right to freedom of religious expression and worship to any of its citizens, many feel it would be much more sensitive and earn much more respect from the US public if the Islamic center would be shifted further away from the site.

I for my part hope that they will find a solution which respects all parties involved and which does not draw negativity and violence.


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FireTom
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Fugee
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Posted:These LUNATICS might show up to protest that God hates the US for allowing honeycomb architecture on any building not dedicated to Jebus.



I know it's a slightly trollish post....

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FireTom
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Posted:and shows little relation to the topic only...

strange how Jewish leaders claim the honeycomb architecture to be "broken David' stars"... that's a bit off.


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Fugee
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Posted:These are some of the people voicing loud opposition to the mosque. It was a character reference.

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FireTom
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Posted:they were also claiming that "god hates America for tolerating gay soldiers"... shrug

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Fugee
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Posted:To me it's hard to understand why the media gives disproportionate voice to a psychotic minority.

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Posted:because its news media, they have to make stories when there arent any, thats why its called an industry.

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