Consider This - Ground Zero mosque feedback

By Ted Fortenberry - bio | email

Last week we asked for you to share your opinion on the planned mosque construction near Ground Zero and we received a lot of feedback.

Due to time constraints we can't share all of the comments, so here are a few excerpts from your Consider That feedback:

 "What if it had been a white male who was Christian that performed this act and it wasn't a mosque, but instead a church being proposed? Would people be in such an uproar and calling for the church to be moved to another location?" - Melissa

"Even though it goes against everything I was brought up to believe I feel that The Mosque cannot go forth in what we have termed sacred ground. How far is far enough is a tough call but if the Muslim population wants to show they are a sensitive and caring religion I am sure they could pulse the NY community and find a reasonable alternative." - Phil

"I have to wonder why it is so important that the mosque be built so close to the 9/11 twin tower travesty. It just seems like it is to prove a point and send a signal of triumph around the world." - CarolinaGirlMB

"There were Muslim-Americans who worked at the World Trade Center and died on 9/11. Were these second class citizens, or were they just as deserving of religious freedom as Christian-Americans? The location of a mosque should face no more regulation than the location of a church or synagogue. We should strive to be true patriots, and be active when anyone's liberty is threatened, even if they look, sound, and believe different than we do." - Keith

It looks like this topic will be up for debate for quite some time. Thanks to you for taking the time to share your perspective.

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