"...of all possible locations in the city..."
The case against a mosque at Ground Zero
9:22 PM, Aug 2, 2010 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Tomorrow's Wall Street Journal features an op-ed by Dan Senor, "An Open Letter on the Ground Zero Mosque: The location undermines the goal of interfaith understanding."
Senor suggests that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo urge Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, for reasons of interfaith comity and civic decency, to locate Cordoba House elsewhere than at the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. As Senor tactfully puts it in his suggested open letter, New Yorkers and Americans "do not understand why of all possible locations in the city, Cordoba House must be sited so near to there."
We look forward to responses from the Mayor and the Attorney General to Senor's article. And we at THE WEEKLY STANDARD are also awaiting a response from the White House to our question, posed to the press office earlier today, as to whether the president is willing to say something about the mosque at Ground Zero. After all, this site is significant to all Americans, not just New Yorkers. Surely President Obama won't remain timidly silent as the Ground Zero mosque project--so destructive to civic harmony and well-being--goes ahead?
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