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Registered: 11-18-2008
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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 3:35pm

Have you changed your mind about the Mosque since you 1st heard?



  • Yes
  • No
  • Other?


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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-10-2010
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 3:40pm
I did. I originally thought that it was a mosque at ground zero, and I was opposed. When I found out that it was a community center housing a prayer room (mosque) that was two blocks away, I decided that I was not opposed.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 3:40pm

Just curious what your very first thoughts were on the mosque / cultural center near ground zero. Has your opinion changed at all from first hearing about it to now?

We saw a clip about it on the news last night. Dh stated his thoughts on the subject and (from reading hundreds and hundreds of posts here) I found myself rattling off all sorts of facts and arguments on both sides. I try to stay neutral, so I'll refrain from stating my opinion here (although I can see both sides) but I realized that I have a pretty different opinion now than I did when I first heard about it. I just wondered if it was the same for any of you?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2009
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 3:56pm
I didn't have a problem with it to start with and having done much more research into the facts since then, I am even more firm in my stance that it should be built.
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Registered: 09-02-2009
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 4:11pm
I said no because I wasn't against it when I first heard about it and I am still not against it. I have learned more about it so I am more comfortable with it than I may have been initially, but wasn't opposed to it then or now.
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Registered: 01-25-2010
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 4:21pm
I was and still am opposed. After reading more from the Koran and the Leader of Islam it was apparent that those in power had an agenda that was to impose a theocracy. Looking at Europe and Britain I see how they have accomplished this. I also looked at who was the money man. All I can see is that it is a symbol of our unwillingness to defend our freedoms and for us to believe "it's only them" expect once in you cannot leave and the abuse and murder that are part and parcel of the theocracy's iron arm.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-16-2007
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 4:35pm

My first thought was that the terrorist win, if we condemn this mosque. I am opposed to letting anyone destroy what makes America, American.


I'm sure the terrorist already have a big laugh over our airport security system of having grandma take off her shoes. Just think of the power we would grant them, if we started banning freedom of religion.


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Registered: 04-09-2007
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 6:39pm

If you try to TAKE Their freedom, you'll never win.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2006
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 6:59pm

dh says the surest way to maintain separation of church and state in America is to insure that ALL have their civil rights...he says it would be difficult to establish Sharia in a country where gay people have the right to marry, for example...but once we start restricting civil rights to fit with the preconceptions of certain subgroups, it becomes easier for whichever subgroup becomes dominant to reframe those rights. I think he's absolutely right, if not right wing...

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 7:43pm

I also looked at who was the money man.


Who is that?


 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2002
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 8:06pm
Yes, like Opal I too was against it when thought it was a mosque at Ground Zero. When I learned it was not I changed my mind.

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