I don't think that the mosque near Ground Zero should be built near there. Build it somewhere else. Why does it have to be next to Ground Zero. Also tax dollars are being used to build it. Why? I don't ever hear of our tax dollars being used to build a normal church. Newsweek article here explaining this. Plus the guy who is behind this Ihman or whatever his name is, has ties and believes in Hamas which is a terrorist organization.
The Constitution states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;" I'm damn sure spending US taxpayer dollars on constructing mosques was not envisioned by the Founding Fathers nor by the overwhelming majority of American citizens. Anyways, read this article.
NRO: A place is made sacred by a widespread belief that it was visited by the miraculous or the transcendent (Lourdes, the Temple Mount), by the presence there once of great nobility and sacrifice (Gettysburg), or by the blood of martyrs and the indescribable suffering of the innocent (Auschwitz).
When we speak of Ground Zero as hallowed ground, what we mean is that it belongs to those who suffered and died there — and that such ownership obliges us, the living, to preserve the dignity and memory of the place, never allowing it to be forgotten, trivialized, or misappropriated.
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