Ground Zero Mosque
Sydney Willis
Mr. Phillips

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Protesters for the Mosque

Overview:

The former World Trade Center in New York City was going to be rebuilt into a Mosque. Many citizens argued against the building of the mosque, and in result there was no Mosque built. Although many were on the side against the building of the mosque, there were some that was for it. However, the Mosque did end up getting built a few blocks away.



What

When you hear the term "Ground Zero" a person might be referring to the site of the former World Trade Center in New York City in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The name of the Mosque was originally named Cordoba House. The Mosque would have been used for daily worships and prays. majority of the center will be open to the general public and its proponents have said the center will promote interfaith dialogue.
Where:
The Ground Zero Mosque was to be built where the former World Trade Center was in New York City. The building of the mosque brings up conterversy because of where it was going to be built. In New York City, on September 11, 2001 there were terroist attacks targeted in New York City and Washigton D.C. In New York the Twin Towers collapased after a suicide misson that succeed by Islamic militant group - al- Qaeda. Because of the attacks in New York City, many citizens didn't want to build the Mosque.
Where the Mosque was to be built
Where the Mosque was to be built




Why
The Ground Zero Mosque made countless citizens scared. Many feared that the mosque was going to be used to plan more terrorist attacks. The plans for the Mosque included a Muslim prayer space which, due to its location two blocks from the World Trade Center. Many cititzens felt Muslims were trying to build the mosque there so they could rub it in United States faces as another victory for them since 9/11. It seems that many people are'nt ready to stop sterotyping against all Muslims. A lot feel strongely that many Islamics are all in it together, and that there is not one on the United State side. Some even said that there will be fights everyday if the mosque would have been built. But there are some that were for the building of the mosque. After looking at sources I learned that most if not all who were for the mosque said they should build it because America looks like we have moved on, and that it wasn't a big deal. That America stands of freedom, including religion, which is why the mosque should have been built.

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Protesters against the building of Mosque
Protesters against the building of Mosque



Who

A Fox News poll released Friday found that 61 percent of voters think the Muslim group have the right to build a mosque in lower Manhattan.
However, 64 percent think it would be wrong to put a mosque there.
Men (33 percent) are more likely than women (28 percent) to think it is appropriate, and men (68 percent) are significantly more likely than women (55 percent) to think the group has the right to build the mosque.
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"The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), have come out against it we should continue to avoid the phrase “ground zero mosque” or “mosque at ground zero” on all platforms. The ADL goes against anti- Semitism, religious and racial intolerance, and all forms of organized discrimination based on sterotypical beiliefs.
Majority are against the building of the mosque.
impact on society:

The impact that the Ground Zero Mosque had on society was that it showed that there are still people out there stereotyping, and racist towards those who may look like they are from Muslim decent. It seems like everyone had a side on the matter, whether they we for the mosque or against it. The Ground Zero Mosque made some people, angry, frightened and made them think.

citations:


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Graham, David A. “Reid: Build the Ground Zero Mosque Somewhere Else.” U.S. Politics. 2012. The Daily Best. Web. 30 May 2012. <http://www.thedailybeast.com/‌newsweek/‌blogs/‌the-gaggle/‌2010/‌08/‌16/‌reid-build-the-ground-zero-mosque-somewhere-else.html>.

Higgins, Heather M. “Ground Zero Mosque.” CNN. N.p., 2011. Web. 30 May 2012