Saturday, 14 August 2010

Obama Right To Support Building Of New Mosque Near Ground Zero

The decision to build a mosque and cultural centre near the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York has caused great controversy.

Relatives of those who perished in the World Trade Centre atrocity are understandably very distressed by this.

President Obama, however, has backed the plans, stating that in the United States, Muslims have as much right to a place of worship as anyone else.  

And I have to agree with him.

The terrorists who caused death and mayhem on September 11 2001 did not represent the majority of peace-loving, tolerant Muslims around the world who were appalled by the tragedy.

What occurred on that fateful day was a total perversion of the cause of Islam and the perpetrators can in no way be viewed as true defenders of the Muslim faith.

Therefore building a mosque near Ground Zero should not, in my view, be seen as a victory for terrorism.

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