Another Word on the NYC " Mosque"


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.



Tags: NYC mosque, World Trade Center (all tags)



Bloomberg Launches Another Impassioned Defense Of Cordoba House

"But if we say that a mosque and community center should not be built near the perimeter of the World Trade Center site, we would compromise our commitment to fighting terror with freedom.

We would undercut the values and principles that so many heroes died protecting. We would feed the false impressions that some Americans have about Muslims. We would send a signal around the world that Muslim Americans may be equal in the eyes of the law, but separate in the eyes of their countrymen. And we would hand a valuable propaganda tool to terrorist recruiters, who spread the fallacy that America is at war with Islam.
Islam did not attack the World Trade Center -- Al-Qaeda did. To implicate all of Islam for the actions of a few who twisted a great religion is unfair and un-American. Today we are not at war with Islam -- we are at war with Al-Qaeda and other extremists who hate freedom.


The members of our military are men and women at arms -- battling for hearts and minds. And their greatest weapon in that fight is the strength of our American values, which have always inspired people around the world. But if we do not practice here at home what we preach abroad -- if we do not lead by example - we undermine our soldiers. We undermine our foreign policy objectives. And we undermine our national security."

You have to like Bloomberg for standing up to principles almost alone.

by MainStreet 2010-08-24 08:49PM | 0 recs
St. Nicholas Church

The negotiation over St. Nicholas Church are over funding, not their right to build it. Every one agrees it should be rebuilt.

by vecky 2010-08-26 06:50PM | 0 recs


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