Announcing a new Meetup for Gray's Theology!What
: Grey's TheologyWhen
: Thursday, September 30,[masked]:00 PMWhere
: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
Thurs Sept 30 8 PM
Grey?s Tied House
Verona WIMosque at Ground Zero
September again marks the anniversary of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center, Pentagon & failed attack on the White House. With this backdrop the media has jumped on the opportunity to incite public outcry against a proposed Muslim Community Center and Mosque 2 blocks from the site of the World Trade Center Tragedy. A quick Google search ?Mosque at ground zero? returned plenty of links. Some of the headlines:
Right Wing: Mosque at Ground Zero is a "Slap in the Face" - Newsweek
Proposed Mosque Near Ground Zero Stokes Debate - CBS Evening News ..
Mosque madness at Ground Zero - NYPOST.com
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of Ground Zero mosque says plan will move ..
3 Reasons the "Ground Zero Mosque" Debate Makes No Sense | Cracked.com
Obama supports 'the right' for ground zero mosque - Yahoo! News
Why do you think this ?Mosque at ground zero? should or should not be allowed as proposed?
How has this controversy affected your view of the Muslim religion?
If the Mosque is built what groups of people or ideologies win or loose?
If the Mosque is not built what groups of people or ideologies win or loose?
The violence of 9-11 was carried out under the moniker of the Muslim religion much like the violence of the crusades was carried out under the Christian flag. Is it fair to judge a religion or other group of people based on the radical acts of a few of it?s members? Where can we look to find peace, healing and forgiveness? How can we as citizens bring attention to these ideas?
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