Agreed.They can become secular and as Western as any folk, as Israel and Turkey has proved (Erdogans recent attempts to pervert it aside).
It is possible to live beside them if we educate them. We fight and spread our values of freedom around the world, not respecting these values at home undermines our legitimacy as Democratic people who respect the freedom of others.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
the relevance is that there is a Greek Orthodox Church that has been established in this area for decades, was damaged by 9/11, and is meeting with flack over getting permits to rebuild, meanwhile the Mosque gets the immediate green light? Why?Relevance?
And no, I would not be arguing against a Christian church being built if it were in compliance with all relevant zoning ordinances. Sorry to disappoint you.