Building an Islamic mosque so close to ground zero is a direct, intentional provocation pointed towards the American public, who think that an Islamic place of worship should not be so near the site where the Twin Towers once stood before the 9/11 attack. The public believes this because the terrorists that claimed the lives of thousands were of Islamic faith, and having a mosque on this sacred site would be considered an insult upon the American people. This facility will be located literally only two blocks away. This is a completely unnecessary move that will slow the healing process of the wounds of the American public; there is no point in creating more hate and tension than necessary. Building a mosque on ground zero can be compared to constructing a Japanese place of worship on the island...
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...can be avoided through a compromise in which both sides are completely satisfied, and just because the mosque has the right to be built, it doesn’t mean that it should. The construction of a mosque so near to ground zero would outrage many Americans and cause outright turmoil; therefore, it is a completely unnecessary decision. Instead, the mosque should be constructed at a greater distance than two blocks from ground zero.
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