Mosque going up in NYC building damaged on 9/11

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By CRISTIAN SALAZAR, Associated Press Writer Cristian Salazar, Associated Press Writer – 53 mins ago

NEW YORK – In a building damaged by debris from the Sept. 11 airliners that brought down the World Trade Center and soon to become a 13-story mosque, some see the bridging of a cultural divide and an opportunity to serve a burgeoning, peaceful religious population. Others see a painful reminder of the religious extremism that killed their loved ones.

Two Muslim organizations have partnered to open the mosque and cultural center in lower Manhattan, saying the $100 million project will create a venue for mainstream Islam and a counterbalance to radicalism. It earned a key endorsement this week from influential community leaders.

But some 9/11 victims' families said they were angered that it would be built so close to where their relatives died.

"I don't like it," said Evelyn Pettigano, who lost a sister in the attacks, during a phone interview on Thursday. "I'm not prejudiced. ... It's too close to the area where our family members were murdered."

But the growing number of congregants at the only other nearby mosque, open only one day a week, created a need for an additional space for Muslim prayer in the neighborhood, said Daisy Khan, the executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and a board member of the Cordoba Initiative, the two organizations sponsoring the project.

The history associated with the building, a former Burlington Coat Factory store that closed after being damaged on 9/11, was a reason to pick it for the project, she said.

"We want to create a platform by which the voices of the mainstream and silent majority of Muslims will be amplified. A center of this scale and magnitude will do that," Khan said. "We feel it's an obligation as Muslims and Americans to be part of the rebuilding of downtown Manhattan."

The organizations publicly unveiled the preliminary plan for the project, known as the Cordoba House, on Wednesday at a meeting of the finance committee of the local community board, which is composed of influential stakeholders in lower Manhattan. While the agency has no authority over what can be developed at the site, their support is viewed as key to gaining acceptance from residents.

Edward "Ro" Sheffe, the chairman of the financial district committee for Community Board 1, said the 15 members passed a resolution of support for the project, though he emphasized that the board had no authority to approve or disapprove of a house of worship, per se. Indeed, he said the developers could do whatever they wanted with the building, which they own.

"They came to tell us what they had in mind and see what we felt about it," he said. "The understanding we came away with was that this was an ongoing dialogue."

The members' only concerns had to do with the aesthetics of the building, and whether it would fit with the surrounding architecture, he said. The overall feeling was one of goodwill because the financial district, a fast-growing residential area, lacks for amenities such as community centers.

"We very much need residential amenities for the people who live here," he said.

But the simple idea of a mosque so near ground zero angered those whose family members were killed by adherents to radical Islam.

"I think it's despicable, and I think it's atrocious that anyone would even consider allowing them to build a mosque near the World Trade Center," said Rosemary Cain, whose son, George Cain, a firefighter, died on Sept. 11.

Anita LaFond Korsonsky, a Livingston, N.J., woman who lost her sister, also said she had misgivings.

"I presume that these people aren't going to be gathering there to plan another attack," she said.

The Muslim organizations plan to announce the groundbreaking later this year, possibly to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the attacks, Khan said. It could take up to three years to build the Cordoba House; the groups currently have no funds for the project but plan to start raising money, she said.

A Friday prayer service has been held since September at the building, she said.

Marvin Bethea, a paramedic who survived the toxic collapse of the twin towers and suffers from a range of afflictions, including post-traumatic stress disorder and asthma, said he supports the mosque.

"Not all Muslims are terrorists," Bethea said. "Muslims died on 9/11, as well. This is a tremendous gesture to show that we're not all full of hatred and bigotry."

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One more way to rub salt in the wounds of the victims of Islamic barbarity. I also blame the American politicians for allowing this travesty of justice. It is time for the people of the USA to start campaigning against this. The pressure must be brought on the politicians to stop immigration of Muslims. The politicians must be made to understand that their jobs depend upon how they deal with the problem of Muslims in the country.

Where did they get 100 million dollars to build a large mosque on one of the most expensive real estate in the world? What Muslims are going to do for the USA in return? How they are going to pay back for the generosity of the American people? Americans have been exceptionally tolerant towards Muslims after 9/11. But Muslims will always remain ungrateful.
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I'm sorry to have to say this, but it needs to be said.....

Americans, and especially New Yorkers - you are ***utterly crazy*** to allow this abomination to be built.

I don't buy the soft words of the outfit behind this for a second. They will just be the usual front for Islamic terrorist groups.

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A couple of years after the mosque is finished I'm sure we'll hear news that radical imams are preaching in there. Or are they mainstream? It's so hard to see the difference. Muhammad was no moderate that's for sure.

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I wonder if they will put up very tall minarets as well, with huge loudspeakers to call the adhan five times a day.
I am sure New Yorkers won't mind. :oops:

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I thought that the citizens of NYC were supposed to be street wise, well you are not, you are suckers that have allowed your selves to be sucked in by leftwing liberal loonies. islam is an anti western terrorist organisation that wishes to destroy everything that you hold dear to your hearts so why are you allowing them to build a head quarters within your fare city from which they can organise their campain of terror against you

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I think the Yankees believe this will heal the wound caused by 9/11 & close the rift between the islamic world & the USA. But they are the personification of informed ignorance. Their own president told them that islam was a religion of peace. READ THE KORAN you dumb asses. I'm sure the wahabists in Saudi are laughing there asses off!
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StrongLove wrote:I think the Yankees believe this will heal the wound caused by 9/11 & close the rift between the islamic world & the USA. But they are the personification of informed ignorance. Their own president told them that islam was a religion of peace. READ THE KORAN you dumb asses. I'm sure the wahabists in Saudi are laughing there asses off!
It's maddening how stupid people have become in the 21st century. Moral and cultural relavatism have poisoned people's ability to discern good from evil. We are all eventually going to have to pay a huge price for these failures unless we can turn the tide back towards common sense.
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Ram wrote: Where did they get 100 million dollars to build a large mosque on one of the most expensive real estate in the world?
From Saudi Arabia.

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enceladus wrote:I'm sorry to have to say this, but it needs to be said.....

Americans, and especially New Yorkers - you are ***utterly crazy*** to allow this abomination to be built.

I don't buy the soft words of the outfit behind this for a second. They will just be the usual front for Islamic terrorist groups.

- enceladus
It wasn't New Yorkers who are allowing to have this abomination to be built, it was real estate agents and some board members.

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@marie
nice story i've heard in a long time

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My question is why would they choose a location that is expensive, has so much traffic ( I believe a 13 story Mosque will create more traffic jams, particularly on Friday ), and is close to what is obviously Sacred Ground, when they could have chosen a location that is less expensive, has less traffic, and will not cause an outrage amongst those whose loved ones parished in the tragedy.

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woof wrote:@marie
nice story i've heard in a long time
A Mosque does not belong there regardless of whether or not their intentions are peaceful. It is an insult to those who parished in the buildings to build a Mosque and Islamic center when the 9/11 hijackers were all Muslim who killed in the name of Allah. Plus Islam has always been associated with violence.

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Marie wrote:My question is why would they choose a location that is expensive, has so much traffic ( I believe a 13 story Mosque will create more traffic jams, particularly on Friday ), and is close to what is obviously Sacred Ground, when they could have chosen a location that is less expensive, has less traffic, and will not cause an outrage amongst those whose loved ones parished in the tragedy.
so you intolerant christians will hate the muslims more and justify the mass murders(crusades) that was going on the middle east?
the war on terrorism is losing its heat with a lot of criticism they need more threats and hatred to keep it going...
sounds like a perfect plan to me.

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Marie wrote:
woof wrote:@marie
nice story i've heard in a long time
A Mosque does not belong there regardless of whether or not their intentions are peaceful. It is an insult to those who parished in the buildings to build a Mosque and Islamic center when the 9/11 hijackers were all Muslim who killed in the name of Allah. Plus Islam has always been associated with violence.
and pure christianity is always associated with propaganda don't forget that.

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woof wrote:
Marie wrote:
woof wrote:@marie
nice story i've heard in a long time
A Mosque does not belong there regardless of whether or not their intentions are peaceful. It is an insult to those who parished in the buildings to build a Mosque and Islamic center when the 9/11 hijackers were all Muslim who killed in the name of Allah. Plus Islam has always been associated with violence.
and pure christianity is always associated with propaganda don't forget that.
woof it looks like you forgot to take your medication.

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me or you?
get real you retards.

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woof wrote:me or you?
get real you retards.
woof you need to take your medication. It will stop the hallucinations and foam from coming out of your mouth.

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@marie
first learn how the worlds economy works and why the non christian ,non white nations were still in poverty
and what have happened through out history and how much significance the religion has played on all the historical events,and how much significance still religion plays in world politics today in an unbiased way

you'll understand who is the threat and who is being attacked here....

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woof wrote:
Marie wrote:
woof wrote:@marie
nice story i've heard in a long time
A Mosque does not belong there regardless of whether or not their intentions are peaceful. It is an insult to those who parished in the buildings to build a Mosque and Islamic center when the 9/11 hijackers were all Muslim who killed in the name of Allah. Plus Islam has always been associated with violence.
and pure christianity is always associated with propaganda don't forget that.

Pure christianity? What is that?
" The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men."

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