13-storey Mosque at Ground Zero........Say What?!?!

Plans to build a 13-storey mosque and Islamic centre two city blocks from Ground Zero in New York are provoking an anti-Muslim backlash in America.

Muslim organisations picked the site of a former Burlington Coat Factory shop damaged in the September 11, 2001, attacks. The building at 45 Park Place has been vacant since it was hit by the fuselage of one of the jets flown into the World Trade Centre by Islamic terrorists.

“We want to create a platform by which the voices of the mainstream and silent majority of Muslims will be amplified. A centre of this scale and magnitude will do that,” said Daisy Khan, director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, which is behind the project.

The financial district committee of New York Community Board 1, representing local residents, gave the proposed Islamic centre a vote of confidence at a meeting on May 5.

The $100 million (£69 million) project would include a swimming pool, a basketball court, a 500-seat theatre and possibly a daycare centre. About 2,000 Muslims are expected to attend Friday prayers there.

The plans, however, have stirred a groundswell of opposition, with a group called Stop the Islamicisation of America calling for a street demonstration on June 6. “What could be more insulting and humiliating than a monster mosque in the shadow of the World Trade Centre buildings that were brought down by an Islamic jihad attack?” said Pamela Geller, the group’s director. “Any decent American, Muslim or otherwise, wouldn’t dream of such an insult. It’s a stab in the eye of America.”

 

Whole story:

http://joybehar.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/26/outrage-over-plan-to-build-mosque-near-ground-zero/

 

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Well, the President did say in one of his speeches that we are no longer a Christian nation only, so I guess we shouldnt' be too surprised about this planned project. For too many generations, Christians have been silent when it comes to political matters, be it local, national or international. We have taken the separation of Church and government to the extreme to where we as believers have no voice in these type matters.

Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see if this mosque gets built.

Thanks for sharing this article.
Hey Sister Pat,

There have been mosques built in this country for years upon years and even temples of every hue.
The thing that is such a tell tell sign of the times were in and the grace and high pentacle America has fallen from is ----> It will be built in the shadow of the 9/11 travesty.

I mean - that would be such a victory for many muslims.
And even in my eyes - it would seem to be a PROVERB that our children will be talking about for years to come.

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