Charles Krauthammer Explains Problem With Ground Zero Mosque Perfectly

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    "A place is made sacred by a widespread belief that it was visited by the miraculous or the transcendent (Lourdes, the Temple Mount), by the presence there once of great nobility and sacrifice (Gettysburg), or by the blood of martyrs and the indescribable suffering of the innocent (Auschwitz). When we speak of Ground Zero as hallowed ground, what we mean is that it belongs to those who suffered and died there -- and that such ownership obliges us, the living, to preserve the dignity and memory of the place, never allowing it to be forgotten, trivialized or misappropriated. ... Religious institutions in this country are autonomous. Who is to say that the [near-Ground Zero] mosque won't one day hire an Anwar al-Aulaqi -- spiritual mentor to the Fort Hood shooter and the Christmas Day bomber, and one-time imam at the Virginia mosque attended by two of the 9/11 terrorists? An Aulaqi preaching in Virginia is a security problem. An Aulaqi preaching at Ground Zero is a sacrilege. Location matters. Especially this location. Ground Zero is the site of the greatest mass murder in American history -- perpetrated by Muslims of a particular Islamist orthodoxy in whose cause they died and in whose name they killed. ... America is a free country where you can build whatever you want -- but not anywhere. That's why we have zoning laws. No liquor store near a school, no strip malls where they offend local sensibilities, and, if your house doesn't meet community architectural codes, you cannot build at all. These restrictions are for reasons of aesthetics. Others are for more profound reasons of common decency and respect for the sacred. No commercial tower over Gettysburg, no convent at Auschwitz -- and no mosque at Ground Zero. Build it anywhere but there." --columnist Charles Krauthammer

    Sacrilege at Ground Zero - Opinion - PatriotPost.US


    A little visual help. As you can see the proposed 13 story ceneter will be taller than the building (the 10 story one one to the right of the destroyed building in the middle of the last picture, the mosque/center will be built right behind it). With the mosque being the at the top of the building it will be in clear view of ground zero.

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    that's nice. but what does charlie suggest we do with the constitution?

    i suppose it would make nice wallpaper.

    (btw, i disagree with his premise. it would make sense for the mosque to be built elsewhere for other reasons).

    i don't understand what purpose all the whinging serves.
     
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    Wow!

    Common sense and decency, you hardly ever get any these days
     
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    Muslims also died at ground zero.

    There is NO good reason for prejudice and religious intolerance.
     
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    stop it.

    yes, muslims died at ground zero...

    but that is irrelevant to the issue of whether a group claiming it wants to 'mend fences' and 'build bridges' SHOULD build there.

    THAT is the reality.
     
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    Well, yeah, but you could always stop posting. :thup:
     
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    Is Charles still looking for the miracle that would have him leaping out of his chair?

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    The Mosque will NOT be in view of ground zero. end of story

    plus, America is supposed to be a free country. I don't care what Muslims in America do -- that is legal.
     
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    Ex Walter Mondale Democrat neo con- liberal Kraudehammer is a great word smith; I'll give him that; but the lip stick he's placing on this pig is the Constitution and it's been "porked" enough. It would have been a great article had he stopped at "America is a free country where you can build whatever you want -- but not anywhere. That's why we have zoning laws. No liquor store near a school, no strip malls where they offend local sensibilities, and, if your house doesn't meet community architectural codes, you cannot build at all. These restrictions are for reasons of aesthetics."
     
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    As soon as Progressives stop lying :eusa_silenced:
     
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    Has Charlie ever been to Gettysburg? Hallowed Ground tourist trap is more like it.
     
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