According to a recent Siena Research Institute poll, 50% of New Yorkers think that the "Ground Zero Mosque" will promote racial and religious tolerance. Yet: 68% of Americans oppose it, despite the endorsements of New York City's mayor and the President of the United States of America. But that's not why you're wrong, America. This, however, is.
Via Tumblr editorial director TopherChris, here's a map of just how "Ground Zero" the "Ground Zero Mosque" is:
The point is, it isn't. What's more offensive: Having a....
- "Ground Zero Burger King."
- Memorial that's never happened because of hyper-capitalist conflicts.
- Bunch of tacky souvenir tables.
- Bunch of tacky souvenir tables that profit off of cheap, China-made 9-11 memorabilia.
- Bunch of tacky souvenir tables that profit off of cheap, China-made 9-11 memorabilia when they're not selling fake Rolexes to the same Americans coming to New York, buying from them, going home, and telling New Yorkers where to put our Mosques.
or an Islamic Cultural Center with a 9/11 Memorial (more than what's actually been put to paper for an official 9/11 Memorial) two and a half blocks away?
Reminder: Muslims were victims of 9/11, too. Sorry, but it's true. And one was an NYPD cadet.
Maybe we'll care what you have to say when you stop bothering us for directions in the subway on how to get to Ground Zero so you can go there and buy some dumb, tacky knickknack you can take home and give to friends to let them know that you spent money on a shake-a-snow where a few thousand people died
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I'm sorry, but if the freedom to honor titty bars, awful food, and bad roadwork doesn't "desecrate" the sacred memory of 9/11, a mosque most certainly doesn't either. It just doesn't.
[chessdev] There are already mosques in the neighborhood. There are titty-bars. AND we haven't even gotten the memorial up after what... NINE YEARS... but having something that has already been there (mosques) and pretending all members of a religion are the same as *zealots* is acceptable??
Imagine if Japan didn't allow Americans to open a business over there because American soldiers committed a crime over there. Imagine the outrage at people being held responsible for the choices of others...the outrage that would be felt by the same people leading the charge today.
This is the type of thinking that lead to the Japanese Internment camps...Is this really what we think
America is all about?