Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Apparently there should be no Mosque at Ground Zero.......

....even though there was a Muslim prayer room on the 17th floor of the South Tower before it was destroyed. That is the true Ground Zero Mosque surely? How has that truly significant piece of news been kept from the public? That throws the "This is sacred ground which can't be tarnished by Islam because it dishonours the victims" argument right out of the window. And what about the Muslim victims? Have they been airbrushed out of history? At the moment the plane hit the South Tower there would have been Muslims at prayer there.

"Given the vitriolic opposition now to the proposal to build a Muslim community center two blocks from ground zero, one might say something else has been destroyed: the realization that Muslim people and the Muslim religion were part of the life of the World Trade Center." (The New York Times, Sept 10th 2010)