Regardless of these questions I have one problem with it, that is the animosity it is creating in an already polarized country. We do not need more things tearing our country apart, our bipartisan politics have already been hurting us and this is only dividing us more! But is that the goal of this mosque? I do not know, but it is another good question that needs to be imposed. If the mosque was moved further away from a site that was destroyed by radicals of their religion it would work better to the coexistence of the many religions in America.
"United we Stand, Divided we Fall"
This is not the first time in history where a religion is faced with a choice of not the right to do something, but if it is right. What I am talking about is the convent that was once at Auschwitz but the pope removed due to the rift it was causing with the Jewish community; this mosque is similar because it is creating a rift with the American people. There is a difference between religious tolerance and a kick in the shins, or in this case, a kick in the shins, punch in the gut, spit in the eye, and karate chop to the throat. The developers have been offered other places to build the Mosque in an effort to appease both side, but they seem to be persistent on having it close to the site where 3000 people were killed in the name of Islam; I don't know about you but that makes me scratch my head and ask, 'is this to signify a victory over us?'
How does this signify a victory you might ask, well throughout history, whenever the Muslims have had a military victory in a country they have built mosques, they did so in Spain, in Jerusalem, and Istambul, oh and it tells them to in the Koran.... (018:021) states: 'Build a building over them, their Lord knows best about them;' and those who prevailed in their affair said, 'We will surely make a mosque over them.'
"The al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is built on top of one of the holiest sites in Judaism, the Temple Mount."
"The former St. Sophia's Basilica, once the world's largest cathedral and orthodox patriarchal basilica, was torn down and replaced with the principal mosque of Istanbul."
"The Cordoba mosque in Spain was a former Christian cathedral. Muslims have engaged in this practice for centuries, symbolizing their victories over the infidels."
The question is not if they have the right to do it, but if it is right to build it.
God Bless America