Should Mosque Be Built Near Ground Zero?

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Should mosque be built near ground zero? September eleventh, 2001, was a tragic day in which the United States will live in infamy. Islamic terrorists intentionally attacked the world trade center, located in lower Manhattan in New York City, killing thousands of innocent Americans and leaving the United States vulnerable. The remains of the attack are left at what is now known as ground zero. Ever since September 11th, there has been poor judgment and treatment toward people of Middle Eastern descent. From hate crimes and racial profiling, to maybe being denied some of their rights as well. In the article “Obama defends plan to build mosque near ground zero,” there is controversy to whether Muslims should be allowed to build a mosque near ground zero. The first amendment of the United States Constitution grants freedom of religion; therefore, Muslims have every right to build a mosque near ground zero. Although the 911 attacks were made by Islamic terrorists, the whole Muslim community shouldn’t be punished. Jeff Greene, a democratic senate candidate from Florida stated: “President Obama has this all wrong and I strongly oppose his support for building a mosque near ground zero especially since Islamic terrorists have bragged and celebrated destroying the Twin Towers and killing nearly 3,000 Americans” (Associated Press). This statement is an example generalizing racial profiling. The Muslim community did not decide to hate America and religious views. The individuals that were responsible for 911 were the only individuals responsible for 911. It is true that Islamic terrorists have celebrated destroying the Twin Towers, but it doesn’t mean that every Muslim in the United States actually celebrated. Muslims who want this mosque built didn’t fly airplanes into skyscrapers; they don’t support terrorism. By what understanding do we assign guilt to all for the
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