Do you live there Ann? No. So its actually none of your business. So you should just shut up about it.On the other hand, this commenter (downtownlad) can say the poll supports his position. If you break out Manhattan, 51% support the mosque and 41% oppose it.
I however, DO vote in that district. I own property in that district. That is MY community board. And I wholeheartedly support that mosque. The vast majority of those in that district support the mosque. And there is another mosque just one block away.
And it is not the Ground Zero Mosque. You can't even see the mosque from Ground Zero.
There was zero controversy about this mosque until the bigots made a stink about this. And yes, you're siding with the bigots now.
Obviously you no zilch about New York City. You have no connections to New York City. You are not a voter in New York City.
This mosque is trying to build bridges with the community. That means community board #1, who support this.
It certain does not mean YOU or Sarah Palin's "fake America".
So the bigots should just mind their own business.
Muslims in Community Board #1 have the right to pray in their neighborhood.
And while we're on the subject of the mosque, did you hear Mark Steyn on the subject (as he was guest-hosting on the Rush Limbaugh show yesterday)? I can't find a transcript or long enough audio clip. He doesn't so much care about building the mosque. He's more concerned with the failure to rebuild on the WTC site and where Imam Rauf gets his money. Perhaps opposition to the mosque is displaced disappointment with America's failure to demonstrate its strength and its values with a dramatic, finished, brilliant architectural achievement that dominates lower Manhattan. It's been 10 years.