Quote from bLatchIt's a matter of claiming to be attempting to build a cultural outreach center in a manner that is explicitly and intentionally antagonistic to the cultural. Its pouring salt in the wound, even if they aren't the ones that caused the wound in the first place.
The thing is: They know that its pouring salt in the wound. Thats why they shouldn't do it.
Quote from bLatcha manner that is explicitly and intentionally antagonistic to the cultural.
Quote from bLatchexplicitly and intentionally antagonistic
The man spearheading the center, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, is a moderate Muslim clergyman. He has said one or two things about American foreign policy that strike me as overly critical —but it’s stuff you could read on The Huffington Post any day. On Islam, his main subject, Rauf’s views are clear: he routinely denounces all terrorism—as he did again last week, publicly. He speaks of the need for Muslims to live peacefully with all other religions. He emphasizes the commonalities among all faiths. He advocates equal rights for women, and argues against laws that in any way punish non-Muslims. His last book, What’s Right With Islam Is What’s Right With America, argues that the United States is actually the ideal Islamic society because it encourages diversity and promotes freedom for individuals and for all religions. His vision of Islam is bin Laden’s nightmare.
Quote from ScirosThere's a difference between saying "they shouldn't have the right to build X" and saying "they should be more thoughtful than to build X." A company may have the right to build a giant building in the shape of a mushroom cloud outside Nagasaki, but that wouldn't be very thoughtful.