Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Seattle Times: When you say that "New Yorkers" are opposed to Ground Zero "mosque", do you mean people who live in the State or people who live in the City?

Here.Because people who live in the city don't disapprove. Conflating the two terms by saying that "New Yorkers", meaning people living all across the state of New York, oppose the "mosque", which is really a community center with a space for prayer, is dishonest and misleading. It's people in New York City, not in the greater state of New York and not in the whole United States whose voices should count here. The folks building the community center have the right to build it and New Yorkers--who live in the City, tend to approve, so folks from outside of it should mind their own business.

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