I understand that 9/11 was carried out by muslim extremists. However, how does that make it offensive to build a mosque near there. The mosque represents the entirity of Islam, not the exteremists. I thought freedom of religon existed in USA.
Does this mean people will always attribute Islam to 9/11? even though extremists exist in all relgions? Thought process does not make sense to me...
Most Helpful Girl
First of all I don't think it's fair to compare christianity in the west to islam in the west. Islam kinda came out of nowhere through immigration the past 60 years or so. With Christianity we have a century long history, so of course it's not the same
But back to the original question it's disrespectful, insensitive and frankly arrogant. What is wrong with people who even came up with that idea?
Of course you're gonna say they weren't "real" muslims but well they were and they did what they did in the name of islam. So don't you think building a temple near that worships islam is a bit insensetive.
Let's say some nutjob republican blows up a primarily black school, do you really think it'd be ok to hold their next national convention at the ruins of it?
If it had been Christian we would NOT build a fucking chruch at the ruins of it. That's insane, no question about it, but somehow if it's islam we all have to be super tolerant and accepting. But that's BS
And I think what a lot of people wonder in both cases is why? Why there? Out of all the places they could have done it, why do they insists it's there?
For a lot of people it's pouring salt into the wound.3
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Most Helpful Guy
9/11 made 2,996 victims, including the 19 hijackers.
The Iraq wars :
The US sanctions starved half a million children: http://www.unicef.org/newsline/99pr29.htm
Here's the horrible graph:
I'm not sure 'madman Saddam' killed as many as the people who removed him.
Iraq has about as many inhabitants as Texas. Imagine a bunch of Arabs killing that many Texans.
And after the war, our depleted uranium continued to maim and kill:
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