Originally Posted by mrdependent
right now i would say no because say for those family members that lost someone in the bombing, how do we know any of them wont feel hatred towards them?
That's the point. Why feel hatred for them?
The people who want to build this islamic cultural center already have one in that same area. It's in the basement of an building. That group of islamic people have been at that basement since before the world trade center was even built in the 70's. What do those people have to do the 9/11 attacks? Nothing.
Like I said, there are apparently over 1.3 billion muslims in the world. Even if 0.001 percent of them were terrorists (which is a very high number, and probably too high), why should other muslim people be discriminated against?
I have muslims in my family and they're proud to be american, canadian, british etc. I know muslims who live in new york. Why should they have to move their new cultural center because of misguided intolerance?