Another Islamic Center...

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  1. NYcarbineer
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    So whose side do you take in this matter?

    (CNN) -- A proposed mosque and Islamic center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is dividing the city about 35 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee. Residents are battling about whether the center should exist, and if not, why not.

    The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro currently resides in the southwest part of town. The center purchased a new 15-acre site just a few miles to the east in November for $320,000, according to its website, with plans to build on the property.

    Proponents of the mosque allege the opponents are displaying religious intolerance, while people fighting the mosque say zoning concerns and worries about Islamic radicalism are their chief concerns.


    Middle Tennessee city divided over proposed Islamic center - CNN.com
     
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    If there are legitimate zoning issues fine, if not then they have no right to complain. This is ENTIRELY different than the NYC situation.
     
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    Begs the question why aren't muslims concerned about their religious intolerance?
     
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    Only in the USA would people permit terrorists to build a shrine to their bogus religion within view of the worst mass murder in US history, a murder committed by the people who are building the shrine. You people are laughable, a joke, comedic, and indeed pathetic. Those who died in the 9/11 attacks will turn in their graves. COWARDS. All of you are COWARDS.
     
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    Are you talking to me? I sure as hell hope not. I am one American speaking for myself only when I say that the mosque should NOT be built steps from where the twin towers once stood. No freakin' way!

    But this thread isn't about the mosque in NY. Read the OP again.

    Perhaps you should zone in on the members here who are FOR the mosque by calling them and them alone cowards and a joke and pathetic.
     
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    Ok, the part about burying bodies in the soil, without a casket or embalmed, that can get into the water supply is a valid concern. If they stop doing that, then I don't see a problem with it.
     
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    Apparently not to a good number of people there.

    I still don't get this 'distance from ground zero argument'.

    Wasn't the attack on 9/11 an attack on AMERICA? If you're going to blame all of Islam for the attack why would you only not want a mosque near ground zero?

    Isn't a mosque anywhere an affront to Americans?

    I'm 400 miles from NYC, but I'm an American. Why shouldn't I have a rightful objection to a mosque being built in my hometown?
     
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    Yes, as Americans we have the right to complain/object about anything we want. Not everyone will view the sensitive nature from the same perspective.
     
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    Islam requires the subjugation and eradication of all non members.
    Why do you want to violate their civil rights?
     
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    Nope.

    I for one have no problem with a Mosque being built in America. There are many already here. The problem I have is the one in NYC, barely a block from the Twin Towers. No way.

    I'm sure the survivors of the victims of 9-11 would have plenty to say on that score as well.

    I think the Muslims even wanting to build there just smacks of their insensitivity. They could build somewhere else. I'm sure there are plenty of sites available. Totally insensitive.

    A BIG NO WAY in my book. Jeeze.
     
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