America, and the West in general (in fact, it’s part of the foundation of the West) is extraordinarily tolerant of religious practices. Our Liberal wings all believe in the relative equality of cultures and equal outcomes.
So – how about this:
Saudi Arabia is the home of Islam – Mecca, Medina and all that. The Muslim world views NYC as the financial and power center of the West. The Muslim wanting to build the mosque says he is doing so with the goal of religious outreach and interfaith understanding.
So… in keeping with that concept: We build a large Christian church in Mecca right outside the Masjid al-Haram Mosque and they freely allow the safe and secure passages of Christians from all over the world to attend worship and prayer services there… and then we will allow the building of the Ground Zero Mosque.
Now this surely can’t be controversial, right? They want interfaith outreach? I say sure… as long as it’s both ways. If not, they are just lying… and they wouldn’t…. do…. that……… would they?