on the Ground Zero Mosque

Commentator Kellyk311 on the Ground Zero Mosque (thats not actually on ground zero).

I am disturbed, distraught, distressed and saddened over the community center for Muslims being built near ground zero.

The center itself does not bring about these feelings, but rather the intolerance and outright bigotry that has become increasingly apparent due to its being built.

I am disturbed by the level of vitriol being perpetuated by some people, distraught at the reactions of so many of my fellow citizens, distressed that building a community center for religious followers could cause such a rift among our nation, and saddened that all of this is taking place not in some country that is intolerant of religious freedoms, but in a country whose founding documents called for the exact opposite.

Two wars, countless lives lost and total collapse of our finances later, we have learned nothing from of all of this. We are giving into the very extremists that terrorized us on that early September morning by allowing ourselves to become as religiously intolerant as they were.

I feel the same.


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