But Mayor Bloomberg failed to answer a critical question. Why does the mosque have to be built at Ground Zero?
Well, here’s the answer. This mosque will be a shrine to the despicable terrorists who murdered close to 3,000 innocent people on September 11. Most Islamic leaders condemned the 9/11 attacks. But in radical Islam organizations like Al Qaeda, the monsters who killed innocent civilians are viewed as martyrs and heroes. These are the people who will be coming to New York, to pay homage to their martyrs at the Ground Zero Mosque.
Here are the facts: The building in question is a community center, not a mosque. It will include a cooking school, a basketball court, and other kinds of learning settings, just as any community center might. It is being fostered by an imam and his wife long known for their participation in, and dedication to, interfaith cooperation in lower Manhattan. Their work is endorsed by the rabbis, priests, and other clergy people in the neighborhood with whom they have long worked.
"Here are the facts: The building in question is a community center, not a mosque. It will include a cooking school, a basketball court, and other kinds of learning settings, just as any community center might. It is being fostered by an imam and his wife long known for their participation in, and dedication to, interfaith cooperation in lower Manhattan. Their work is endorsed by the rabbis, priests, and other clergy people in the neighborhood with whom they have long worked."
And why does this "community center" have to be at Ground Zero?
I'll you why.
Because this mosque will be a monument and shrine to the terrorists who blew up the World Trade Center!
Supported by our President, who wants to pander to Muslim voters!
Liberal apologists like you make my skin crawl.
they backed down finaly, this is going to be a huge issue and the weight it carries is even greater, especially for the islam religion. they finaly realized that the potential danger and political hatred that this is going to breed will be insurmountable for either position to deal with. you will have radical bombings from their side and radical gun shots or bombing from our side. it is nice to have them pull away.
Nancy Pelosi on the Ground Zero Mosque:
The house speaker is calling for an investigation into groups protesting the building of the Ground Zero mosque.
"There is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some," she told San Francisco's KCBS radio on Tuesday.
What a celebration it will be when the Republicans win the house, and I never have to hear from this foll again.
The mosque will not be built at Ground Zero. It will be built near Ground Zero. A mosque in NYC is no big deal. There are plenty of mosques already. It is just a place of worship, like any church or synagogue. If a mosque cannot be built close to Ground Zero, why have all these churches close to GZ? Where is the freedom of religion in that? Should the Constitution now be torn up?
Case of Rabbi Lewis Brenner
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Case of Rabbi Ephraim Bryks
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Case of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach
Accused of several cases of child molestation, and sexual assault of young women
Case of Rabbi/Cantor Sidney Goldenberg
Accused of abusing a 12-year-old girl. He later pleaded no contest to one count. Convicted of molesting children. The first complaints came in 1971. He was finally convicted in 1997.
Case of Rabbi Bernard Freilich
Acquitted of death threats to an alleged victim
Case of Rabbi Tzvi Flaum
Case of Cantor Joel Gordon
Convicted of having keeping a house of prostitution and involvement in a prostitution ring.