Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
It's private land and they have the right to do so.
However, it's tacky and incredibly stupid. A decision like this may invoke some serious vandalism in the wee hours of the morning with many blind eyes watching.
When you do something idiotic and unpopular, prepare for a backlash, even if you are legally within the right.
I can't pretend that I don't understand why people would feel sensitive about this, because I do, but at the same time the property owner has a right to build a mosque there if they want to.
I do think that the mosque better have some good security setup though.
I hope the people who are building the mosque know what they are getting themselves into. But it does not really seem this mosque has any ties to an extremist group so I don't really see what the big deal is.
One, I think this is unwise and poor tact on the part of the Mosque.
Two, ultimately its private property. These people have a right to protest and urge it not to happen, but so too do the people trying to build the mosque have a right to build it there if they secure the land.
Three, comparing McVeigh and churches to this is incredibly ignorant and obviously just grasping for straws to try and go "See, see, hypocrites!" McVeigh faith had seemingly very little to do with the bombing, with his motivation instead being the governments intrusion on private individual abilities to worship (indeed, in one case individuals a Christian would probably not care for too greatly as they were essentially a cult) and the government in general. Contrast this with 9/11 which was conducted by people clearly influenced heavily by their religion, who committed suicide for the cause due to their religious beliefs, and who were connected to a group whose purpose and goals are rooted in its religious beliefs. Are these beliefs a very extreme, very foundamentalist, and some say very twisted version of that religion? Sure, but ultimately it was inexplicably tied to the religion, as even their disagreements with our government is rooted in their religious beliefs. So yes, while I would say its incredibly insensitive and tactless to build a Mosque at such a place it is in no way similar to a church going up near the OKC building.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Waving that bloody shirt must get tiring. You should give it a rest.
“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001