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Developer Scales Back Plans for
Muslim Center Near Ground Zero

New York Times, by Sharon Otterman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 4/30/2014 8:09:30 PM

The developer whose proposal to build a Muslim community center and mosque near the World Trade Center failed amid a national controversy three years ago said Tuesday that he now plans to construct a museum devoted to Islam in the same location. Sharif El-Gamal, the developer, said through a spokesman that instead of a $100 million, 15-story community center and prayer space, he now planned a smaller, three-story museum “dedicated to exploring the faith of Islam and its arts and culture.” The building would also include a sanctuary for prayer services and community programs. To make the plan more attractive to

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Just what we need, a museum devoted to Islam close to Ground Zero. s/o This tells you all you need to know. They don´t care about this country, they only care about their own selfish needs. That´s extremely obvious.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mushroom, 4/30/2014 8:12:51 PM     (No. 9831667)

...it doesn´t have to be a very large monument. Just large enough to commemorate the martyrs dying for Islam...right?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 4/30/2014 8:48:44 PM     (No. 9831725)

Should be built near the Hells Kitchen section of Manhattan

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Reply 3 - Posted by: M2, 4/30/2014 9:33:47 PM     (No. 9831765)

Even scaled back, it is a hideous idea. Pick a different location.

Like maybe Iran.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MissMann, 4/30/2014 10:16:02 PM     (No. 9831802)

An alhambra...they certainly are determined to take their victory lap.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dixie, 4/30/2014 10:24:56 PM     (No. 9831809)

The location is a deliberate thumb in the face, a challenge to the manhood of America.

I would be surprised if any Muslim-originated building of any sort survives the early stages of construction.

They keep threatening and "making plans", but it could be just irritating talk, a refusal to "lose face".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 4/30/2014 10:31:04 PM     (No. 9831815)

Let them build it in Guantanamo.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/1/2014 12:06:49 AM     (No. 9831876)

Headline very misleading. The project is simply being repackaged using new ( what they believe will be a less offensive) marketing strategy. Gee, who could oppose a "museum" - just a place to educate everyone, right? Then once it´s built, up and running, this "museum" will function however the imams see fit. It will then morph gradually into what it was always planned to be!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 5/1/2014 1:58:07 AM     (No. 9831922)

Bait and switch.
Wasn´t it first billed as a center for ALL people--in order to get initial approval.
Now they will claim a museum but by the time they finish it will be a big hideous hate-inducing religion-of-murder cult war-room. Exactly what they wanted all along.


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