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It's all about the location

Sunday, September 12, 2010

To the Editor:

No one is against the building of a Muslim mosque, it's the location.

There are more than 100 mosques in the New York City metro area. Why do they want to build another "super mosque," so close to the site where 2,998 American citizens lost their lives to an attack by radical Muslim extremist terrorists?

To erect a holy shrine to their cause and to celebrate the eradication of 2,998 unclean infidels, that's why. Does anyone remember the footage of the celebrations in Pakistan when they learned of the attack on the WTC buildings?

They were dancing in the streets, waving their arms and celebrating the deaths of American citizens. Remember the footage of the burning buildings in downtown NYC; the people throwing themselves out of windows to keep from burning alive; the buildings crashing to the ground and killing not only the unfortunate people left inside the towers but their brave rescuers as well? I do and it still sickens me to this day.

Not in the news today, Imam Rauf says that if the mosque is moved somewhere else, it could inflame Muslims all over the world. Does this mean that if we let them build it at Ground Zero, all of the radical extremists will lay down their weapons and we will all sing Kumbaya? Of course not. We will be their hated enemies forever, just as their Koran teaches.

No mosque at Ground Zero. Do not allow our liberal politicians to make themselves feel politically correct and once again, turn their backs on the wishes of 80 percent of the people who put them into office -- their fellow Americans who don't want this mosque built.

A.D. Vester,