Anti Mosque Essay

Submitted By shellychen1110
Words: 548
Pages: 3

According to Siena Research Institute 26 % support building the ground zero mosque, 61% oppose, and 13% are not sure. From what is known about Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf he believes that “Osama Bin Laden was made in the USA. (The Washington Times, A monument to terrorism, pg 2)” Given what he had said he is admitting that what happened at 9/11 was America’s fault and denying the fact that Muslims had anything to do with it. Obviously he is building the mosque not for the sake of the community because 61% of New Yorkers oppose it. If he was considerate enough he would have taken their advice and stop the project. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is abusing his rights as an American to do whatever he wants. Arguments say that rejecting the ground zero mosque project will violate their freedom of religion and violate the rights of private property. But is this mosque not a threat? Under the Constitution people have freedom however, this freedom is limited. If the action of freedom poses a public threat then there is justable right to limit them so the threat can be relieved. Building a mosque near ground zero will be a threat because it will send signals that Americans are inferior to Muslims and can easily be taking advantage of. The mosque is more so a trophy for Rauf than a religious sanctuary. Communicating the importance of tolerance and freedom will further anger those that oppose building it. Having tolerance means that Imam Rauf would have thought how insulting it can be for sensitive Americans and move the project further down Manhattan. Instead he knowingly created a place where there will be a monument in commemoration of what happened on 9/11 at the same place. Just how far are we able to tolerate Rauf? This is a battle between what is right and what is wrong. Building the mosque is a rude remark. Imam Rauf said he wanted to help fight extremism by creating moderate Muslim communities, thus the mosque project. Although Rauf has a point about preventing extremism, instead of using the $100 million on the project use the fund to help prevent extremism in other…