I’ve been out of the news loop for a few days and have only heard the headline – which made me think it was being built ON the site of ground zero. From what I gather, it’s an Islamic Community center being built two blocks away that has a mosque inside it. I don’t have a problem with questioning the source of the funding, or even discussing the group’s effectiveness at bridge building. I’m just not clear on if this is motivated by anything more than being anti-Islamic. If this area is ‘sacred’ to America – does that mean that other restrictions are in place in the area? And how wide is the reach of this holy ground?
I’d love to hear your perspective – as I’m sure there are factors that I’m missing in this debate.
Check out this video walk through of the distance from ground zero : Matt Sledge: Just How Far Is the “Ground Zero Mosque” From Ground Zero?.
Can you share with me your thoughts on this issue?