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Vote Endorses Muslim Center Near Ground Zero

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After a raucous hearing, a Manhattan community board backed a proposal on Tuesday evening to build a Muslim community center near the World Trade Center.

The 29-to-1 vote, with 10 abstentions, followed a four-hour back-and-forth between those who said the community center would be a monument to tolerance and those who believed it would be an affront to victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The board’s vote was advisory — it did not have the power to scrap plans for a center — but it was seen as an important barometer of community sentiment.

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Local Board Endorses Muslim Center Near Ground Zero - NYTimes.com
 

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"The board’s vote was advisory — it did not have the power to scrap plans for a center — but it was seen as an important barometer of community sentiment."

By who? In what alternate universe does a local community board reflect the thoughts of anyone other than the few dozen busybodies who decided to run for it?

Not that I really care either way, but seriously, come on.
 

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I really cannot understand how this place would be considered an "affront"
 

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Only in terms of the affront to reason in opening yet another religious centre dispensing delusions, whatever the brand.
 

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I'm sorry, this is just a dumb, bad idea. PC is gonna kill us.


THOSE of Islam that back terrorism, will use this to show how weak the West is, it's a propaganda coup of.. Koranic proportions.


Forget any other consideration, that alone, should be enough to say "Guys, yeah, YOUR intention might be all good and well, but no, let's use a tad bit of common sense here"
 

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I'm sorry, this is just a dumb, bad idea. PC is gonna kill us.


THOSE of Islam that back terrorism, will use this to show how weak the West is, it's a propaganda coup of.. Koranic proportions.


Forget any other consideration, that alone, should be enough to say "Guys, yeah, YOUR intention might be all good and well, but no, let's use a tad bit of common sense here"
It's a "dumb, bad idea" for the government not to step in and prevent a private entity from building a facility on private property?
 
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