If you understand that the building in question does not qualify for an historical or otherwise protected site, why don't you show some rational reason for your understanding? Atlas Shrugged is petitioning to have that site regestered as part of the historical land affected by the attacks of 9-11. Where do you get that this cannot happen?
Here's a rational opinion of Islam by one of your Atheist buddies;At least not all Atheists are just anti-Christian's pretending to not believe in God.Of all the major religions, I find Islam—in its bellicosity, its subjugation of women, its reliance on texts filled with hate and horror (and yes, I know the Old Testament has its gruesome parts and vengeful God), and the desire of many adherents to install Islamic law in their countries—the most repugnant. And I don’t see much evidence of the friendlier, kinder Islam touted by accommodationists. Do remember that 40% of British Muslims want sharia law introduced into the UK. And where was moderate Islam nine years ago? I saw lots of worldwide celebration after September 11, but few condemnations of the perpetrators, and none from Islamic countries. (Yes, I know there must have been a few of them, but they weren’t exactly prominent.)
Here page, let me do your work for you;This will be appealed. Even if everything is decided to be legal in allowing the mosque to be built does not mean there are not other ways of preventing its completion. I must agree with this statement;A New York City panel voted to allow the project to continue. The panel decided that a 152 year old building near the proposed site is not a historical landmark and can be demolished. The panel disregarded claims that the building should be preserved because it was damaged by airplane debris during the 9/11 attack.There is no doubt in my mind that it is the cowardice of our politicians that causes them to make the decisions for whatever Muslims want, Muslims will get. If any of these politicians openly oppose anything that Muslim's want, they know they will become targets for execution by Muslims. Is that really what the U.S. has become? I believe it is.In America today, politicians are so concerned about political correctness that rational decisions are not made. Politicians don't want to offend Muslims or other minority groups, but, in the process, the views of the overwhelming majority of citizens are overlooked.
Why should anyone other then a Muslim want to keep appeasing Muslim's while continually opposing the many more American's who are opposed to what Muslim's want? Two reasons; they are either cowards who are afraid to do what is right or they are claimed Atheists who are actually anti-Judeo Christian. Either way, they are of no use to me and have become my enemy for siding with a political organization that has declared war on my country and myself, just because I am not a Muslim.