Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thousands Protest Planned "Mega Mosque" at Ground Zero; Say It Would Demean 9/11 Victims

The Christian Today website reports that thousands of protesters gathered around the corner of Liberty and Church Streets in New York City on Sunday (June 6, 2010) to voice their opposition to a proposed "mega mosque" near Ground Zero.

The protest -- organized by Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) -- kicked off at noon and rallied support behind efforts to stop construction of the Cordoba House -- a 15-story facility that project leaders claim will promote tolerance and serve as a platform for people of all backgrounds to come together.

Opponents of the Muslim-led project say building an Islamic center so close to Ground Zero would be demeaning and offensive to the 2,976 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

"Ground Zero is a war memorial. Ground Zero is a burial ground," said SIOA Co-Founder Pamela Geller during Sunday's rally. "We are asking for sensitivity."

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