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An Unsolicited Mosque Alternative

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I am in principle firmly in favor of Muslims being permitted to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero or anywhere else zoning laws permit.

I'm also fearful that building the mosque there will result in violence. Lunacy has become a major growth industry in America.

My solution is to use the proposed mosque site for another, related purpose. Use the space to display a large, elegant sculture (or another suitable symbol) commemorating Muslim contributions and good will to America's life and ideals. It could be a striking monument of sorts to all those American Muslims who have acquitted themselves so well as citizens of this country.

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Then build the actual mosque somewhere else.

Nobody would have to lose face, a Muslim presence at the scene could be preserved and violence could be averted.

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