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New York City - Ground Zero Mosque Plan Moves Forward

Published on: August 3, 2010 10:12 AM
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The site of a proposed mosque near Ground Zero has launched a heated debate about whether the mosque is appropriate.  (CBS)The site of a proposed mosque near Ground Zero has launched a heated debate about whether the mosque is appropriate.  (CBS)

New York City - The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has denied a request to grant ‘landmark status’ to 45-47 Park Place in Lower Manhattan. Plans to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque at the building will likely proceed.

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Opponents of the center include many family members of 9/11 victims who say the mosque is too close to ground zero.

The vote was 9-0.

A part of one of the planes that destroyed the World Trade Center twin towers landed in the building on September 11th.

Members of the audience shouted “Shame on you!” at the commission after the vote.

Opponents of the plan will continue their fight with lawsuits.


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 Aug 03, 2010 at 10:23 AM Thoughtful Says:

What an utter disgrace!! Shame on all of you pathetic losers trying to prove - to those who want to kill - how "tolerant" you are of "all" religions... And stop trying to sell me your rhetoric - which in the bottom of your heart you yourself don't believe that BS - of how we must respect all religions if we want ours to be respected as well.

Youre a bunch of dangerous idiots, hellbent - along with the builders of this mosque - on destroying this great country and taking everyone down with you. Let's hope you dont get your way.....

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 10:43 AM Anonymous Says:

This is the right move and and rejects the racist and narrow minded appeals to endow the "irrational emotionalism" of the 9/11 families (in the words of Abe Foxman of the ADL) with legitimacy. If they had rejected the mosque, it would have empowered every antisemitic group to object to yideshe mosdos wherever they were proposed. Kol hakovod to the Landmarks Commission for doing the right thing in the face of political hostility.

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 11:07 AM Anonymous Says:

What a shame!

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 11:15 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1.

The rule of law prevails and the sputtering, angry and emotional outbursts of haters like you make this victory even more satisfying. Take you hatred elsewhere please. New Yorkers are a tolerant people and rejecting this mosque would have been giving the terrorists another victory.

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 11:52 AM elmwd Says:

let me see them build a mosque on fifth ave in rockefeller center, shame on the mayor and the rest of the politicions ,it is un american and un ny to let terrorist build a hate building were they killed american people, what next now when 9/11 comes around will they cancel all services becouse we are not sensitive to the mouslems?

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 12:00 PM charliehall Says:

By this vote we have just defeated the terrorists in a way that is far more devastating to them than had we hunted down and killed ten thousand of them. We have retained the rule of law and religious freedom. As a bonus, this will make it less likely that anti-Semites will be able to use things like landmark preservation to prevent contruction of shuls and yeshivot.

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 12:11 PM Anonymous Says:

Get the FBI on this board members back. They were for sure bribes with the million the Arabs have. Check it out

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 12:14 PM Oyvey Says:

Granting landmark status to this building would have been wrong as it simply isn't fit to be landmarked.
On the other hand , this mosque shouldn't be built there (or anywhere) as the the Imam of the mosque is a Wahabi supporter who believes in converting America to Sharia law by any means.
I refer you to the NY Post editorial of July 23 for further details.

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 12:14 PM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

#5, it is absolutely American to let a group of law-abiding Americans use their own property for a legal purpose.

The Cordoba Center isn't "terrorist". Its members are not terrorists. They haven't killed anyone. And plenty of Muslims, almost certainly more Muslims than Jews, were killed by the Al Qaeda crazies.

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 12:43 PM Anonymous Says:

Bin Ladin must be smiling. This is the most respectful memorial for those muslim hijackers who died doing the holly mission. Typical liberals!

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 01:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10.

Even if Bin Ladin is smiling and hosting a big simcha in a cave in Northwest Pakistan, the rule of law has prevailed and that is more important than the emotions of the 9/12 groups whose opposition was based on symbolism and not on the narrow legal standards for zoning and landmark building designations.

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 02:30 PM FactsofLife Says:

The nonsense that people spout here about anti Semitic reaction is pure drivel. Those who are anti Semitic will be so without this.

We should be anti Muslim in general. Those who read the Koran and know of its hateful message realize that all of them, including the so called moderates who never protested any of the attacks, are dead set on our destruction and subordination. They should not be give access to any military or confidential material and they should be suspect in everything they do. They should be treated like the Germans in WW2.

This mosque is the standard operating procedure for Islam where they build a mosque on the site of the conquered land. That is the story of the Kaaba, they destroyed a church in Damascus and this is their symbol of destruction of American power.

All the useful idiot Dhimmis here who think that this is an issue of religious freedom are sorely misled.

Rauf, has been shown to be an ardent terrorist supporter. This is a Muslim foot in the face of America expedited by the dim witted Dhimmis who would have us pay Jizya to our Muslim overlords.

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 02:45 PM Mark My Words Says:

Mark My words,
The mosque will be completed before the Freedom Tower.
That will be a huge symbolic victory for Islam.

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 03:17 PM Butterfly Says:

Tha amim is a Hamas supporter! Need I write more!!

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 03:28 PM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

12, If you had any decency you'd beg forgiveness for slandering Mr. Rauf. The best the Right Wing Lie Machine could come up with is that the uncle of his wife had once been involved with a group suspected of terrorist ties. The fact that he's friendly to Sufis means he's a heretic according to a lot of Muslims.

As for "hating Muslims in general", well, it seems you learned your lessons well in yeshiva. Stalin, the Czars, Pharaoh and Hitler will give you a gold star on your report card. Just change Terrorist Muslims to Well-Poisoning Jewfilth and you'll have it down.

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 04:55 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Says:

This is the right move and and rejects the racist and narrow minded appeals to endow the "irrational emotionalism" of the 9/11 families (in the words of Abe Foxman of the ADL) with legitimacy. If they had rejected the mosque, it would have empowered every antisemitic group to object to yideshe mosdos wherever they were proposed. Kol hakovod to the Landmarks Commission for doing the right thing in the face of political hostility.

You crazy?? you talking here about terroists, who kill people for no reason at all and your comparing mosdos, what has 1 got to do with the other? Terroists are a diff situation and should not get what they want what so ever

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 Aug 03, 2010 at 05:21 PM RBunim Says:

Very Strange my friends...
The group building the Mosque are Saudi Wahabbee's that support Bin Ladeen's Ultra Conservative Religous Culture. I just cannot understand the Democratic Party Machine in New York. They strangely must support the Saudi Arabian Wahabbee culture of burkahs, female circumsicion, ban on women drivers and ban on public mixing of males and females. How do these Democrats reconcile their fondness of bikinis, mini skirts, hedonism and Hampton socialization with support for Saudi Arabian Wahabbee culture accross from the site of the holy ground of our Twin Tower Memorial ?

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 Aug 05, 2010 at 08:09 AM just me Says:

I love my country but I hate what it has become. They let american soldiers go and die for their over seas after what happened on 9 11 and now their going to build a mosque on round zero. That's the smartest retarded solution to the problem I've ever heard of.

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 Aug 07, 2010 at 03:56 PM Pahounln Says:

Fact: The leaders of this proposed mosque are well known for spreading hatred toward America, and reject all that America stands for. Fact: Muslim nations have continually rejected requests from the worlds Christian leaders to build Churches in their countries. Fact: US taxpayer dollars will help fund this $100MM "cultural center". Will we strive for common sense reasoning and twart this cultural center project, or will we continue down the path of America's destruction, driven by a myopic definition of "freedom" and the "rules of law"? Wake up America!!

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