Sunday, August 29, 2010

Muslims in New York City

The muslim community center proposed to be build in downtown NYC near "ground zero", has resulted in much outrage from people who are worried about what it means for a muslim community to be established near the place of an attack that popular America says was a Mulsim attack on America, Sept 11, 2001.

I was a little shocked this was even an issue.

I don't really have much to say against the building of the community center.  I have too many Muslim friends and colleagues to pretend like I can categorize all Muslims as terrorists. That's not even possible to put so many people of the worlds second largest religion in a box like that.

But here are some reactions against those who protest the development of the project:

CNN Host, Fareed Zakaria, returns ADL award as protest over Ground Zero mosque

A Presbyterian minister in NYC, whose life, interestingly enough will have significant intersection with mine over the next several years, posts his thoughts here.

And finally, from the syndicated radio program: Native American Calling.  This program, aired on Aug 18, 2010, reflects on how Native Americans have faced similar opposition in the past.

Who are we America?  WWJD?

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