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The Mosque That Should Be Built

August 30, 2010
By carolinereads BRONZE, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
carolinereads BRONZE, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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Lately, there has been a huge controversy about an Islamic mosque being built a few blocks away from Ground Zero, the sight of 9/11.

Personally, I think that it is perfectly fine for a mosque to be built there, and that if people have a problem with it, they are just being racist. It’s not like the terrorists are building their headquarters there!

The reality is, no matter how much people protest, Muslims have as much right to build a place of worship as any other religion. If a catholic church was being built, no one would bat an eyelash. The mosque is being built a few blocks away from ground zero, not at ground zero. People are blowing the location of the mosque out of proportion. I recently watched a video, and it took the reporter two minutes to walk from one location to the other, and the video was speeded up.

This piece of controversial news should not have been a piece of controversial news. It is just like how Muslims are almost always given extra security screening when they go to airports. 9/11 was a tragic time, and of course I hate the terrorists, but I think people who make the stereotype that all Muslims are terrorists are bigots.

The first amendment on the Bill of Rights states that everyone has the freedom of religion. Is it now unconstitutional to practice that amendment?

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on Jun. 7 2011 at 4:47 am
areebaization BRONZE, Dammam, Other
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“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William B. Sprague

Good to hear that someone has got common sense alast! 

Great article specially the second last paragraph.


Omar1 BRONZE said...
on Sep. 7 2010 at 12:07 pm
Omar1 BRONZE, Riyadh, Other
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Great article. I am really happy that some people aren't just influenced by racist views of muslims and followers of other religions. I am glad that some people don't just believe what others say without thinking and searching for the truth themselves. thank you

on Sep. 5 2010 at 6:15 pm
SemiVeggie SILVER, Bellevue, Washington
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Thank you so much for pointing this out. All the people protesting this are just ignorant.

on Sep. 3 2010 at 8:05 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

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I agree wholeheartedly and appreciate your wisdom.

on Sep. 3 2010 at 5:34 pm
I totally agree with what you're saying! If Christian terrorists had been responsible for 9-11, no one would think twice about building a Christian church or cathedral there. Not to mention it's a full two city blocks away, which people seem to forget.