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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 09:00 AM
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47. You ask a good question
Edited on Mon Sep-06-10 09:15 AM by Turborama
"How can we argue that its ok for the Community Center to be built even though it is upsetting to some yet also argue against the koran burnings for the same reason?"

You have to think about what are the purposes for both of these two things to get to how I can argue the difference.

What is the purpose and expected end result of burning a whole load of Qu'rans?

What is the purpose and expected end result of building an Islamic Community Center (ICC) based on the same principles as the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Manhattan?

This "NYC Mosque/Community Center debate", as you call it, didn't even exist until Faux, Geller et al got their fearmongering hatefilled claws into it.

The Qu'ran has been respected as a holy book for centuries, even by those who aren't Muslims.

"I think the best we can hope for in this situation is that the fire permit isn't issued and the fire chief puts an end to it on those grounds."

Didn't you read my 1st reply to you? It's been denied twice.

And as for this "I don't see where money impacts liberties" statement. Is that referring to my "money making stunt" comment? If you want to see where money comes into this, go to the link I gave you and also the DK link kpete provides within it to find out.

PS I think you might want to look up the meaning of the word "spiritual".

(BTW I have a personal stake in how this all pans out as I am an expat living in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world)
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