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?