If this is true, it’s really sad. Not because I sympathize with terrorists, or support them. It’s sad because America was founded on the idea of religious freedom.
These people, whether we like it or not, have the constitutionally protected right to build their mosque there. The fact that they now may change their minds, due to the bigotry of a few hypocrites is only a victory for intolerance and hate.
The people that brought down the towers, all conspiracy theories aside, were extremist terrorists. Not all muslims agree with them, nor should all muslims be condemned for the actions of a few.
Every religion has people that corrupt God’s message and use it for hate. How long until they start singling out your religion?
After weeks of heated debate over plans for an Islamic community center near Ground Zero – the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York – it seems Muslim leaders will soon back down, agreeing to move to a new site.
The decision follows a high-profile campaign against the project that included advertisements on New York buses showing images of the burning Twin Towers, an iconic landmark razed when al-Qaida terrorists flew packed passenger planes into them in 2001. The New York Republican party is also said to be planning a hostile television campaign.
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