NY Mayor Supports Decision to Build Mosque Near Ground Zero

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has cleared the way for a mosque to be built just two blocks from Ground Zero in New York.

The commission unanimously denied landmark status to a 152-year-old lower Manhattan building, opening the door for developers to tear it down and build the Cordoba Initiative's Islamic center.

The organization says its goal is to foster a better relationship between the Muslim world and the West. Mayor Michael Bloomberg praises the decision, calling it a key test of Americans' commitment to religious freedom.

Opponents say the mosque disrespects the memory of those killed on 9-11. The American Center for Law and Justice says it will challenge the commission's decision in state court.

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  • by Jane Location: Dothan on Aug 4, 2010 at 10:00 AM
    My belief is it clearly shows a lack of respect for the USA, and Americans in General. It's almost as if they're saying "Ha, Ha, we creamed you, now we'll rub it in. See, we can do anything we wish!"
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