You guys obviously haven't heard much muslim history. Between 50 and 700 AD, the Muslims prospered in their "golden age". They peacefully traded with the nations around them. Then, a group of extremists (can't remember what they were called
) essentially hijacked the religion and forced it's people to follow the koran. When they attempted to take over all of europe in the dark ages, they would build mosques in the places they conquered. In one case, they literally built a mosque over a christian church. By creating a mosque on the site, they would be rubbing salt on the wound of 9/11.
Before I go back to school, I'd like to make 4 more points.
1. What the hell was Obama thinking?! Backing the mosque is political suicide. He's consistently taking positions against those of the American Public, and it seems like he's trying
to lose the election for the democrats.
2. The creator of the Mosque refused to denounce the actions of Al Qaeda and Hamas when prompted to. Also, we have no idea where the money for the mosque is coming from. Coincidence?
3. This whole problem could have been avoided if they hadn't first set their sights on ground zero. Nobody would have any problem with building a "community center" a few blocks away from the site if the builders didn't make any connection to 9/11. However, any mention of 9/11 makes many people angry. Are they trying to incite people?
4. Back on the topic of Obama, he seems to encourage radical speech (such as that of the mosque builders) and discourage (through political correctness) that of the right. He also denounces the rest of the Constitution time after time. Is he just using the first amendment to further his agenda?