Skip to comments.Muslim Prayers Fuel Spiritual Rebuilding Project by Ground Zero
Posted on 12/08/2009 1:33:49 PM PST by King of Florida
On that still-quiet Tuesday morning, the sales staff was in a basement room eating breakfast, waiting to open the doors to the first shoppers at 10 a.m.
There was no immediate sign of the fiery cataclysm that erupted overhead starting at 8:46. But out of a baby-blue sky suddenly stained with smoke, a planes landing-gear assembly the size of a World War II torpedo crashed through the roof and down through two empty selling floors of the Burlington Coat Factory.
The Sept. 11, 2001, attack killed 2,752 people downtown and doomed the five-story building at 45 Park Place, two blocks north of the World Trade Center. The store remained abandoned for the next eight years, one of the last undeveloped downtown properties damaged in the attack.
But for months now, out of the public eye, an iron gate rises every Friday afternoon, and with the outside rumblings of construction at ground zero as a backdrop, hundreds of Muslims crowd inside, facing Mecca in prayer and listening to their imam read in Arabic from the Koran.
The building, offering retail space for lease, has no sign that hints at its use as a Muslim prayer space, and the worshipers are out in an hour. But these modest beginnings point to a far grander vision: an Islamic cultural, educational and recreational center near the citys most hallowed piece of land.
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Send someone who understands Arabic to tell us what they are REALLY saying.
Uh, what’s the number of churches in Saudi Arabia again?
Oh, that’s right. ZERO.
“But these modest beginnings point to a far grander vision: an Islamic cultural, educational and recreational center near the citys most hallowed piece of land.”
Oh dear Lord.
STUPID New Yorkers. Burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice shame on me.
New York deserves whatever follows from the goat fornicators.
Some how I find this particularly disgusting.
A definite rub of the face.
I suppose when Islam is triumphant
they will build a mosque over the whole site
to honor the holy martyrs.
This is about as fitting as building a Shinto temple on watery deck of the USS Arizona.
The really bad news is the twin-towers are now going to be replaced with twin minarets.
Sometimes you wonder if others see the same thing. I did.
He subscribes to my credo: live and let live, said Rabbi Arthur Schneier, spiritual leader of Park East Synagogue on East 67th Street.””
Some people never learn...and others still ask WHY did the Jews line up and board the trains when ordered to without a fight?? When is this country going to wake up?
If there were ever an argument for the legality of the private ownership of hand grenades, this would be it.
Out of courtesy, I would think the Muslim groups would stear a wide path from ground zero. Instead they do their damnedest to poke a thumb in the eye of the 09/11 victim’s families, and the rest of us who see that as hallowed ground.
Perhaps there’s something I’m not seeing here, or perhaps I’ve mistaken what is really going on here, but I have a very thin skin on this subject.
This angers me.
According to a Catholic visionary in South America — two non-denominational churches are to be built in place of the World Trade Center.
Or — NY gets hit again.
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