Sunday, August 22, 2010

Common sense about mosques and Muslims

I'm dumbfounded by this whole "ground zero mosque" controversy. Insensitive to the feelings of families of 9/11 victims? What about the families of 9/11 victims who were Muslims? Wouldn't NOT building a mosque be insensitive to THEIR feelings? If it's sacred ground, it should be sacred for everyone who suffered grief on that day.

I'm for building the mosque right next door to the WTC. What a wonderful gesture of healing between moderate Islam and America. Muslims all over the world would look at the mosque and say, America is a good country. The only Muslims who wouldn't like it would be Muslim extremists. The last thing they want would be for America to look like a tolerant country to mainstream Muslims.

Go out and make friends with your Muslim neighbor, storekeeper, mechanic, or computer technician. They have no more interest in terrorism than moderate Christians have in killing abortion doctors in the name of Christ.

Let's remember that right after 9/11, thousands held a candlelight vigil for America--in Iran! Islam did not bring down the WTC. A bunch of extremists with their own issues did it.

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9 Comments:

At 9/12/10, 4:05 PM, Blogger Gail Jonas said...

Bonnie,
I see you're posting occasionally. I gave up re my blog, posted some on our Healdsburg Community Blog, and finally have resorted to posting links to articles I find worthwhile at Facebook.

I loved blogging, but I'm better off spending less time at the computer. Virtually all of my discretionary time is spent with my 3 1/2 year old twin grandchildren.

 
At 10/9/10, 2:41 PM, Blogger moummh said...

I do not know you. I see you have good ideas for discussion

 
At 10/9/10, 8:44 PM, Blogger Weedgardener said...

Thanks for your comment, moummh.

 
At 10/18/10, 1:38 AM, Blogger kai said...

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At 11/5/10, 3:14 PM, Blogger Mel Iss said...

I agree whole-heartedly. By putting a mosque close to Ground Zero, it shows tolerance. Unfortunately, we are talking about Ground Zero. 9 years later, New Yorkers are still reeling with pain and seething with anger, and the symbolism of it all escapes many of them. If you lived here, you'd understand. The pain is still very intense. We still have a gaping hole in our city, and so so many families. For many people, it's hard to feel tolerant.

 
At 12/4/10, 3:59 PM, Blogger Orba said...

Ground Zero should not be the site for any "Religious" structure...or else it should be a site for ALL religious structures.

 
At 12/4/10, 7:34 PM, Blogger Weedgardener said...

Orba, my vote is for all religious structures. After all, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Bahai members and people of many other religious faiths died at ground zero.

 
At 7/6/12, 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muslims who died in 9/11 must be humping 72 virgins in the Muslim Heaven as promised by the Perevert, Pedophile Prophet Mohammed in the Koran. Why do they need a Mosque in ground Zero ?

 
At 12/7/13, 9:50 AM, Blogger Raju Ahmed said...

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