by altara, Tue Aug 24, 2010 at 01:14:00 PM EDT
Another Word on the NYC " Mosque"
Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, called on Monday for the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Church, the only house of worship destroyed in the terrorist attacks.I'm sure this will get done - probably after endless negotiations. NY taking forever to decide what to put at ground zero (I would vote to just rebuild the twin towers.)
On the community center (mosque) controversy, most agree that this Islamic group has the same right to build a place of worship as other religions have. So forget about the "wisdom" of choosing this site and suggestions of Governor Patterson and others that there be discussions about alternate locations. Islam is a great religion and its leaders can locate its house wherever a Protestant,Catholic or other religious group could do.
Protesting this site or even questioning the "wisdom" is an insult that degrades American Muslims and undermines our efforts to engage peaceably Muslims around the world.