A Mosque Near Ground Zero?

08/18/2010 1:00 AM |

Hailed in: Midtown
Hailed from: Brooklyn
You know, I totally understand why people don’t want one there. That’s obvious. But I think it would be good to have one there because of what it would say. We’d have to be pretty accepting if after what happened we still built a mosque. I don’t think other countries could do that. And of course its going to upset some people, but everything about 9/11 is upsetting. It should be hard, because it’s easier to be a terrorist than it is to be good, and we’re better than them.

Hailed in: Port Authority
Hailed from: Dominican Republic
I have no idea. That’s a hard question. Listen, I was here on 9/11, and unless you were here you have no idea what it was like. People who weren’t here shouldn’t even say anything. There’s so much anger and sadness there that there shouldn’t be anything there that adds to that. So, no. Or yes, but so long as the Republicans don’t say anything.

Hailed in: Union Square
Hailed from: Pakistan
What people forget about 9/11 is that Muslims died that day, too. Those guys killed their own. So there should be a place for Muslims to go. I don’t know what they’re proposing, but I assume there’s also going to be a church and synagogue? Then you should have a mosque and whatever else.

Hailed in: Park Slope
Hailed from: Bangladesh
I don’t know why people would get upset. No one is from America who lives here. We all come from somewhere else. Muslim people aren’t really a minority here. They are a huge population. They should put a mosque in at ground zero. Yes.


Hailed in: West Village
Hailed from: New York
It seems risky to me. I don’t know why they have to build it there. I’m from New York, so I get that everyone belongs here, but it seems like kind of a slap in the face. I think they kind of just want the attention. Of course they have a right to be there. But people should be more, you know, careful. Like, I’m not gonna go to parts of Williamsburg and open a porn store. Or, I’m not gonna go fly like a confederate flag or whatever in Harlem. There are rights, and then there’s just being stupid.

One Comment

  • Are you people morons? This is America ….America for too long has been accepting of different religions and cultures and making excuses for them. No mosque should be built. I don’t blame all muslims for the attack but everyone in America looks at them differently because they have a right to. Muslims are the ones that drove the airplanes into the buildings! As far as mourning goes, let them mourn about how stupid their people are for doing such a violent thing. Build a Christian church there and let the muslims be flexible to our beliefs because for too long we have been flexible to theirs.