I've seen lots on the news and on the www about this "nontroversy". I've heard that the reason people don't want the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" built a few blocks and down the street from Ground Zero is because we don't want the jihadists celebrating a "victory", or that we don't want to provoke jihadists, because of funding ties to an organization that does Muslim outreach (like the guy who co-owns Fox News with Rupert Murdoch), or because the Imam thinks that US foreign policy has made enemies of the US, or because we need to be sensitive to the survivors and the families of the victims of 9/11. How is an Islamic community center offensive to the 9/11 victims' families and survivors? There's only thing that comes to mind: Islam. This issue is about one thing. Religious intolerance. I've seen the signs that associate Islam and religious intolerance - which is ironic. I've seen interviews with opponents of the Islamic community center, and I've seen their associates in Tennessee. These people, God bless them, believe that Islam is evil, wrong, hateful, something that we, infidels, should fear. Really, its just about intolerance. And intolerance is really about fear. If you believe in the COTUS, than you should have no issue with people worshipping, or how they worship, or *where* they worship. I think we oughta let snake dancers do whatever the hell they want! I think we oughta let Mormons have more than one wife. And I think that if one believes in our First Amendment rights, then that person can't have an issue with this Islamic community center. Because, in the US of A, we shouldn't allow ourselves to limit our freedoms out of a yearning for security - instead we should face our fears and overcome them. And from Islam there is nothing to fear - except religious extremists, just as we understand that there are extremists of EVERY religion, including Christianity, and we understand that any kind of extremism that is harmful to others. There is conscious intolerance, those people who openly and and are conscisouly aware that they believe Islam is wrong. And there is, seemingly, a subconscious intolerance. Someone who is in denial about their intolerance. This person upholds that the USA is a nation founded on religious tolerance and so there must be another reason why they believe the Islamic commmunity center is wrong (but that reason isn't fear of Islam). Something like needing to be sensitive to the survivors and families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. And as honorable, thoughtful, and sensitive as that may be - it is also dishonorable. Because those people died, if unwittingly, as sacrifice for Freedom. And one freedom they died for is freedom of religion. Just like our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. They fight terrorists who are INTOLERANT of us. And die fighting them. So honor the victims of 9/11 and our soldiers who fight Al Qaida and who fought Suddam by honoring religious tolerance the our First Amendments Rights.