Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Mosque at Ground Zero
"After hours of emotional public comment, a New York city community board has voted overwhelmingly to support a plan to build a mosque and cultural center near Ground Zero.
"It's a seed of peace," board member Rob Townley said. "We believe that this is significant step in the Muslim community to counteract the hate and fanaticism in the minority of the community."
C. Lee Hanson, whose son, Peter, died in the trade center, said he opposed the project, not because he was intolerant but because it would be insensitive to build a tribute to Islam so close to Ground Zero." (source)
Has everyone been following this?
Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs has really been at the forefront of this fight. Be sure to read about all the work and research she's done on this, it's well worth your time. (Someone at the meeting actually had the audacity to say "let's turn 911 into something very very positive!"?! ugh.)
The community board meeting is also blogged over at Jihad Watch.
I haven't posted about it because stories like this really give me a strange, Twilight Zone feeling...some call it a 9/10 mentality...but I just find it eerie. There are already 200+ Mosques in NY...is there really NEED for another or is this a passive-aggressive SLAP IN THE FACE to non-Muslims?