i think that its a wonderful idea that they're building a muslim center near Ground zero its showing them that not all muslims are guilty of 9/11 alot of them are protesting but they shud stop because its gonna be built no matter what even some muslims are discouraging this idea..............
This post has been edited by Simba: Aug 17 2010, 03:11 AM
Didn't bother to read ALL the comments but I just wanted to say to those who think this is a bad idea. The point of the mosque is not to mock the rest of the American population. The point is to reach out with the gym, culinary school, and museum. It also has a memorial to 9/11.
The main point is that we Muslims (who live in America) are also Americans. We care about it just like Christians care about it. The World Trade Center in New York was a symbol of America. We are trying to show that we are not the radicals who destroyed the towers. Although its not my place to say this according to the Quran, those radicals cannot be considered Muslims. They violated a basic Islamic law which is not to hurt the innocent.
Meanwhile the Great Mosque of Hajj is not a Saudi Arabian symbol but rather a Muslim one. The Muslim population as whole cares about it. But if you asked a Christian from Russia whether or not he cared about the destruction of the World Trade Center, I doubt he would (just an example, plz don't take offense if you are a christian from russia).