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  • Eugene from Town
    September 15, 2010 - 06:52

    9 years of mourning for some 3,000 innocent lives lost. I'm sick and tired of the "celebration" of 911, what about the hundreds of thousands of innocent dead that resulted from the supposed backlash? 9 years later we are no more wise about either the causes (perpetrators) of 911 or the state of the world today. P.I. makes excellent points, the crimes of christians (world wars, crusades, colonization) and jews (illegal occupation and settlements, ethnic cleansing of non-jews in Palestine) are swept under the rug, because we shouldn't paint all with one brush, unless they are of the declared enemy: Islam.

  • William Murphy
    September 14, 2010 - 09:33

    You need to investigate your facts. Timothy McVeigh was an avowed atheist.

    • Margo
      September 15, 2010 - 08:57

      What an inane comment. Do you have any idea of what's being discussed here? No? Go away.

  • Politically Incorrect
    September 14, 2010 - 08:45

    That’s exactly the kind of comment I'm talking about, Tim. You are suggesting that we mollify the bigots and tolerate their hatred. To equate Islam and Muslims to the terrorist attacks in New York is like associating the child abuse scandals at Mount Cashel to all Catholics... better yet, Christians. One might ask how appropriate is it to have a childcare centre in the YMCA or building a church next to a school. Imagine all those Christians hanging around school children! Should they allow a church near the site of the Oklahoma City bombing (Timothy McVeigh was a Catholic)? Also, bring in the policies of Islamic states (a FOX News staple) has nothing to do with this. These Muslims are Americans and do not need to answer for the policies of other states any more than Jews must be made to answer for the crimes of the Israeli state or Christians, the Inquisition, and to suggest that they do so is to hold them to a different standard based on their background. As I said before, if you want to apologise for and appease the racists you might as well light up a Quran along with them.

  • M
    September 14, 2010 - 08:20

    Tim, "Many innocent hard working people were killed there and the death and destruction that took place there will ring home for many years to come".....The muslim community who is trying to build a community center are probably hard orking innocent people as well, but here they are being punished because they share religious views with people who took those religious views and bastardized them. There is absolutely no reason why there should not be a muslim community center built wherever. We as a citizenry cannot punish innocent people for the acts of others. The states dropped bombs on iraq and killed countless innocent children. does that mean that everyone in the states should be associated with those acts? no. The germans killed an atrocious number of human beings, with no regard to their lives at all. Kept them in camps that were designed to make them weak, and tortured them. Should all german people be held accountable for this? Absolutely not. Get a clue.

  • Tim
    September 14, 2010 - 08:02

    It is just a bad idea to build anything Muslim related near ground zero. People are just looking for trouble. Unfortunately it's human nature to judge,and sometimes get angry. To build a Muslim community center near an area that was destroyed by Muslim extremists is just instigating a ruckus. Many innocent hard working people were killed there and the death and destruction that took place there will ring home for many years to come. People in North America are always expected to be tolerant of others, but what if a North American woman wore a sleevless dress, and let her hair down in Afghanistan, how would that go over? Or what if a Christian church, or Buddist temple were built near Mecca, how would Muslims feel about that? I know that 'two wrongs don't make 'a right', but Tolerance needs to be a 'two way highway', not just a 'one way, dead end street'.

  • Politically Incorrect
    September 14, 2010 - 08:01

    Yes. “Hate filled worms” is the perfect description. I seem to remember something like this in the 30's in Germany. Even the wishy-washy well-meaning liberals who suggest that the community centre should be built elsewhere might as well join the Quran burners.