Originally Posted by blackcat_attilio
I'm European "by trade", anyway I belive a mosque at Ground Zero is only offensive! They don't accept any other Church on their countries, WHY must we accept a mosque at Ground Zero?!
Yes, but this is the United States of America, not "their" country. People have Constitutional rights here. They DON'T have a Constitutional right to build a building, however, which is what many people don't understand here. I thought the members of the community could vote it down or something like that.
Their freedom of religion is not what is being challenged here. Some liberals seem to think that these people are not being allowed to freely practice their religion. That isn't the case. What is being challenged is whether or not they can build a building. I don't know why they can't just build it someplace else. I don't know if they're just trying to stir the pot or what.
Well, leave it up to the people in New York to decide. If voters don't want the building, then they should and are writing their Congressmen to get what they want.
All I can say is that if the "Islamic Cultural Center" does get built, it is going to start up a lot of violence and hatred, and it may not be a bad idea for them to buy a good insurance policy on the building.