9 years later, how are we coping?

I just want to say that I am disappointed whenever I see someone blame Islam for what happened 9 years ago. Every single religion has its lunatics who pervert their religion to support their own agenda. Here in the United States we have the Westboro Baptist Church who THANK God for 9/11. http://pastorandpeople.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/protester-071805.jpg?w=406 I won’t rant about them though.

However, there is hope. Some Muslim men traveled around the country during Ramadan to worship at 30 different mosques. With 2 exceptions, they were met without suspicion but with courtesy even when they had to hitch a ride to the local town.  http://articles.cnn.com/2010-09-10/living/ramadan.roadtrip.folo_1_ground-zero-mosque-first-mosque-fisherman?_s=PM:LIVING America is not lost. America is not consumed with Islamophobia. Maybe we have actually gotten over it. Getting over it does not mean that we forget what happened, that would be very not good. Getting over it means not letting anger and sadness consume us.

Just for the record, I don’t think that Cordoba House/Park 51 should be moved just to satiate the ignorant who equate Islam with terrorism. Though out of respect for those who died, I can concede that maybe that would be ok. Also, trekkie, I don’t see how your point in the way you put it about religious freedom relates to the project.

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One thought on “9 years later, how are we coping?

  1. I’m basically saying that I agree it should be moved out of respect to the victims, and to everyone else. There is in fact a pastor who wants a Christian center on the site to rival the mosque. Every extremist sect is going to want a center on the site, and quite frankly there isn’t enough room, both at Ground Zero, and in the papers to deal with all the controversy. If building the mosque there is going to result in such hatred and intolerance, I say move it and any other planned religious centers. In this country we have a separation of church and state, and on this issue, the two are not separated.

    Here’s an article on the aforementioned pastor: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/09/05/2010-09-05_bill_keller_muslimhating_pastor_wants_christian_center_to_rival_ground_zero_mosq.html

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