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Hardhats Against the Ground Zero Mosque

Who will build it?

12:12 PM, Aug 20, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Ground Zero mosque backers can legally build the proposed mosque mere blocks from the worst attack from Islamist terrorists in this nation's history. That's not in dispute.

But will anyone physically build the Ground Zero mosque? According to the New York Daily News, a "growing number of New York construction workers ... are vowing not to work on the mosque planned near Ground Zero." 

The grass-roots movement is gaining momentum on the Internet. One construction worker created the "Hard Hat Pledge" on his blog and asked others to vow not to work on the project if it stays on Park Place.

"Thousands of people are signing up from all over the country," said creator Andy Sullivan, a construction worker from Brooklyn. "People who sell glass, steel, lumber, insurance. They are all refusing to do work if they build there."

"Hopefully, this will be a tool to get them to move it," he said. "I got a problem with this ostentatious building looming over Ground Zero."

A planned 13-story community center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, Park51 has exploded into a national debate.

Charles Krauthammer explains, here, the "moral myopia at Ground Zero."

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