“New York state and its Port Authority officials need to hang their heads in shame,” says George Patsourakos, on his blog Theology and Society. Patsourakos, a regular commentator on the AOI blog writes:
The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center — attacks by extremist Muslims — resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent Americans. Nevertheless, New York state and Port Authority officials are seriously considering building a mosque at this very site. To even consider having a mosque at this site shows a heartless and unsympathetic attitude and disrespect by these officials toward the innocent victims who were killed there on 9/11 by Muslim terrorists. Having a mosque at Ground Zero is a very similar situation to having a Nazi Monument next to the Holocaust Museum. Both of these ideas should be put to rest, because they are an insult to their victims.
Meanwhile, New York officials have shown little or no interest in rebuilding St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church — a 300-member church that was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. The World Trade Center site’s owner says a deal to help rebuild St. Nicholas Church was offered and rejected by leaders of the church, over money and other issues.
Read the entire post on the Theology and Society blog.