The debate over a proposed mosque close to Ground Zero, the site of the September 11 terrorist attacks, continued to rage yesterday as prominent social figures weighed in with their opinions. The Islamic cultural center is scheduled to be constructed two blocks away from the sacred site and would not be visible from Ground Zero. However, controversy has raged since the proposal became public and shows no signs of abating.
“How can we even consider this proposal?” A well-known radio talk show host fumed. “This is hallowed ground, sacred soil in our nation’s history. To build a mosque in such close proximity is like spitting on the graves of thousands of Americans!”
Another anonymous source added, “you don’t see us going over to those Islamic countries and inflicting our beliefs on them, so why should they come into America and preach theirs here?!!!!”
A respected Republican commentator added, “this mosque should not be built on Ground Zero. It is an insult to those who lost their lives on 9/11!” Pausing for breath and to wipe the spittle from his lip he continued, “in fact, come to think about it, it would be an injustice to the memory of every single American who has lost their life if this mosque was to be built anywhere in our great nation! I’m not a racist but….” (continued on page KKK (that’s 555, folks)