Mosque plans to be ditched?

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    I don't know this source, it appears to be a Jewish news outlet. The date is today. I know previously there was a rumor that they were going to withdraw the proposal, but that was discredited.

    Then I saw this, this morning:

    "After weeks of heated debate over plans for an Islamic community center near Ground Zero - the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York - it seems Muslim leaders will soon back down, agreeing to move to a new site....

    "Sources in New York said on Monday that Muslim religious and business leaders will announce plans to abandon the project in the next few days...

    "But several people familiar with the debate among New York's Islamic activists now claim that the leaders are convinced abandoning the site is preferable to unleashing a wave of bitterness towards Muslims.

    "They also hope the move will be seen as a show of sensitivity to families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks, and to the American public generally."

    I hope so.

    Muslim leaders to abandon plans for Ground Zero community center - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
     
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    Whatever will the "conservatives" use as a wedge issue if this were to happen?
     
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    Sad to see anyone forced to change a dream when confronted by hate and fear and demagoguery.
     
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    Gay marriage, abortion, and taxes are always handy standbys.
     
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    I agree that gay marriage and abortion HAVE been in years past, and they may still be on a local level, but no longer on the National level. Taxes, and especially the GOP wanting to extend Bush's tax cuts for the rich while denying people affordable health insurance and unemployment benefits SHOULD play well for the Dems at the Nationl level as well as the local level.
     
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    Gee... I'm glad they're so worried about a "wave of bitterness" now. I guess they weren't thinking of any sort of "wave" when they MURDERED 3,000 INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN COLD BLOOD! I guess that didn't matter.

    Well I got news for ya muslims, you've ALREADY stirred up a pretty damn good sized WAVE of bitterness. Maybe just LEAVING America would help. Go back to where you came from.
     
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    I think abandoning the plans would be a respectful and mature decision. I'm glad NY was able to take the high road and stick to the Constitution, but I also think that the location of the planned Islamic center was ill-advised,
     
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    why don't you?
     
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    Most Muslims in America are peaceful. We have a lot more trouble from other demographic groups.
     
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    Maybe now conservatives can go back to bombing abortion clinics
     
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