But, here is an applicable article from The Washington Globe, by Ms Petula Dvorak. I don't think it will win the argument, but it does apply.
In the meantime, someone did a map showing the churches and synagogues around the Ground Zero site. The person noted:
I came up with 19 churches and Christian centers (purple dots) and 8 Jewish synagogues and centers (red dots) within a quarter mile of the Trade Center. The proposed location of the Cordoba House will be on Park Place across the street from a Jewish educational center (red dot on Park Place between points B and G). Given the Trade Center is located on Church Street a few blocks from Trinity Place and enjoys a strong "defensive perimeter" of Christian and Jewish religious sites-- such as the aforementioned Jewish center, St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (B) and the Vineyard Christian Fellowship at 7 World Trade Center (G)-- my guess is we don't have to worry about a hostile Islamic takeover any time soon.While the writer shows a certain insensitivity to the concerns of many US citizens, he does make a point. Other faiths are well represented (except for Atheists). But, as I have noted previously, allowing it to be built is a strength. Other faiths, dominating the political life of other nations, lack the strength to do so.
|One Islamic Cultural Center Proposed for GZ and being debated||No new Christian Churches; one Bishop recently murdered|
|Coptic Churches in disrepair and can't get permission to repair||Islam only, and Wahabbist at that|
Regards — Cliff