Under God: Imam Rauf: National security hinges on mosque debate - Elizabeth Tenety In other words, our free society will be bullied and threatened by radical Islam if the mosque is not built. This does seem like we've opened a pandora's box on this one. Do we as a society really pander to radical Islam? In a free society, do we really get forced to say "yes, that mosque must go up there" lest we be threatened by these fanatics? We are in a lot of trouble, America. This is a testing of the waters.