I’ve been watching the news on the proposed site of a Islamic Mosque, possibly being build near ground zero. Is it racism against the Middle-Eastern/Islamic community if the majority of the people in the United States oppose this site and believes it’s a really bad idea for the victims’ families of 9/11. I watched Imam Rauf (Islamic world religious leader)on Cnn the other night try to explain why they do not want to change the location of this Mosque. He stated that it will be a place “where all kinds of people from different backgrounds can worship and co-exist with one another, and it would be good for relations”. He also stated that it would be a really bad idea if they would try to compromise a different location for the Mosque, and this would “upset” the Islamic world and possibly anger would explode with the radicals and he fears this crisis will excel in violence. Does this upset me…absolutely it does. These “radicals” are the ones that killed thousands of innocent people, from all different backgrounds. Who cares if we will upset them? I certainly do not. Yes, America is the home to all kinds of people from many countries, and should not discriminate because of these radicals. I agree on that, however why can’t they just compromise a different location for this Mosque? It would make sense to just move it to another location in New York, away from Ground Zero Memorial Center. There are many, many places of worship from many different backgrounds and no-one has ever given anyone a hard time about it, until now. I propose a site for this Mosque that is a little farther from Ground Zero. Is that Racism? No, I don’t believe so.
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