March 29, 2017

NYC Mosque Stirs Debate

The plan to construct a mosque in New York City not even a half-mile from where the World Trade Center Towers once stood has quickly become a heated debate. Supporters of the mosque argue that the First Amendment and a freedom of religion guarantees the right to build the mosque. Opponents argue that while the right to build the mosque may indeed be guaranteed, the mosque still should not be built because it is insensitive to those who died on September 11th. The map below shows the geographic relation between the World Trade Center Plaza and where the mosque would be – an actual distance of a third of a mile, or two city blocks.

Point A is the WTC Plaza, whereas Point B is the proposed mosque site.

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