“Ground Zero Mosque” aka 51 Park Place Really Innocuous

Little Green Footballs has this:

It should be pointed out (again) that the “Ground Zero mosque” these idiots are ranting about is actually a proposed community center with an auditorium, swimming pool, and restaurants, in addition to a mosque. It would be housed in an existing 13-story building that’s two blocks away from Ground Zero and has no view of the area; there are two very big buildings in between the proposed community center and Ground Zero. Here is an embedded Google Map in which you can clearly see that the idea of this being a “Ground Zero mosque” is a ridiculous paranoid fantasy.



Filed under bigoted idiots, Islamic relations

4 responses to ““Ground Zero Mosque” aka 51 Park Place Really Innocuous

  1. Pravda

    I guess it’s the thought that counts. Honestly, what would the Muslim world think if the US started building Churches in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    I could be wrong, but I believe that they would oppose it. I am from NY, and this is a huge deal to us. It is still a raw wound.

  2. Little Green Football is absolutely right – two blocks in Manhattan just doesn’t mean the same thing as two blocks elsewhere. I look further into the impact of Manhattan’s unique urban geography here: http://www.gonorthyoungman.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/mosque-controversy/

  3. Right Winged America never fails to amaze me any more.

  4. Danah

    I wouldn’t mind a relocation, but I repeat: not a mosque. A community centre. It’s supposed to help.

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