Controversy Over New Mosque Building in N.Y.
Controversy Over Erection of New Mosque in New
September 11 | 9/11
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Question / Issue:
"I'm shocked about the
news article against building the new mosque in NY. Today's NY Times says there
are already mosques just as close to the World Trade Center as the proposed
mosque. Would Catholics like it if Muslims specify where we can erect churches?
Let's remember, we live in the USA, a free nation."
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Thank you for your
comments, however I'm not quite sure why Catholics would be "shocked" over
other Catholics' opposition to the erecting of a building designed for
worshipping in a false religion – especially if the building to be torn up to
make way for the false religion's temple was a structure that had been "struck
with airplane debris" in an unprovoked terrorist attack against innocent U.S.
citizens by members of the same false religion. I would imagine that if your
loved ones' remains were included in the "airplane debris" which struck the
building to be torn down to make way for the mosque, you would perhaps be a
bit more hesitant about advocating that the building be replaced by a "trophy
mosque" so that members of the very religion that caused your loved ones'
death could engage in worshipping in their false, man-made religion in that
very location. And, even if there are already mosques just as close to the WTC,
that does not mean they are on property similarly struck by "airplane debris"
& erected after 9/11. Chances are, they were already there. And, as a matter
of fact, Muslims unabashedly exercise great control over Catholics' freedom of
worship in countries where they are able to do so. Should some misguided
Catholics ever (sinfully!) engage in an unprovoked terrorist attack against
their innocent citizens (I hope & pray they never will!), I would expect they
wouldn't dream of allowing Catholics to build a "trophy church" on that very
same property which was pelted with "airplane debris" which may have included
the remains of their loved ones. I thank you for expressing your opinion on
this matter, even if I cannot agree with your position.
P.S. You may have
some interest in a Catholic League article
here that argues that 9/11 was a 'religious event' and notes that "Atta's
words are not ambiguous: the attack on the United States was done in the name
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