A New York City community board voted yesterday for a plan to build a mosque and cultural centre near Ground Zero. The vote, 29-1 in favour with 10 abstentions, came after hours of contentious public comment from angered conservative activists and families of the victims of the September 11 2001 terror attacks.
Last night a top Manhattan politician backed the plans, saying that while the wishes of 9/11 families must be respected; the board must also try to 'balance diversity'. The mosque is part of a proposed 13-storey Muslim community centre, which will include a swimming pool, gym, theatre and sports facilities.
Believe it or not, construction is due to begin on September 11 next year – the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack. How could anybody give them permission to build a mosque there?
This is the sickest thing I have ever heard and it’s perhaps no surprise when we note that Obama is a Muslim himself, which I would say must go a long way to explaining why this evil plan has been passed. [....]
Tom Linden National Front 2010