jgymnast733I think its a good idea, it would be nice having every house of worship surrounding the site... Radicals wouldnt risk destroying their house of worship going after americans...
PFFFFFFFFTT! They've done it plenty, my friend.
As for the topic, Fox News commentator Juan Williams put it best I think. He stated that he thinks it's a bad idea. The imam and the people involved with erecting this mosque are making a painful mistake, but the government and the people of New York have no right to tell them not to build on private property.
Some say that the funds for the building project may be linked to organizations that support terrorism. Others tout that the imam refuses to denounce Hamas as a terrorist organization and therefore is suspect regarding Islamic Extremism. These charges are irrelevant and inconclusive without further investigation. The problem, though, is that these people are building on privately owned property, and the government, the people, nobody has a right
to demand further investigation before they build. Suppose they wanted to build a Muslim grocery store instead. Do you think anybody would care where the funds originated or what ideas the project leader supported? Probably not. Well in America it holds true that an entity is innocent until proven guilty.
Returning to my original point, I do agree with Juan Williams that it is a bad idea for them to continue with the building project. However, the reason I think it's a bad idea is hardly related to its proximity to Ground Zero. (If you look at a map of where they propose to build the mosque in relation to Ground Zero, you might even be compelled to scratch your head and wonder what all the fuss is about.) The reason is that it has already proven to be divisive and has garnered unnecessary attention. The mosque will no doubt become a target for domestic terrorism and vandalism. Besides, they do Islam no favor by continuing this fight. They already have convinced so many people that Muslims are haughty and will stop at nothing to get what they want. It's a bad PR campaign and they should retract.