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Old 08-18-2010, 05:41 PM   #12
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Re: Obama Strongly Backs Islam Center Near 9/11 Site

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Originally Posted by kael03 View Post
I don't agree with the location for it, unless the Center will focus on raising funds for 9-11 charities and memorials as well as being their way to atone for the people that did this.
^ This.

The US government certainly should not prevent the mosque from being constructed near Ground Zero for obvious reasons, but the people building the mosque have to be especially careful about what they do with the location after the building is completed. Raising funds for 9/11 charities would be an excellent idea, as would supplying food and clothing for New York's less fortunate.

Really, it would be wise for the operators of the mosque to do whatever they can to improve that area of the city. The last thing they want to do is create fertile ground for rumours and fear mongering by keeping to themselves and avoiding the public.
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