Monday, August 16th, 2010

Where's the Ground Zero Terror Mosque? 39 Experts Explain!

"Yeah, it's not too far from the strip joint"39. "three blocks from the Ground Zero site in New York" – John Nichols

38. "two blocks from the site where nearly 3,000 Americans were killed by Islamist terrorists on 9/11" – John McCormack

37. "2-3 blocks from World Trade Center" – Yahoo! Answers

36. "mere blocks from the site of worst terrorist attack in U.S. history" – Daniel Halper

35. "two blocks away from where our magnificent towers crashed and burned, easy wafting distance for the Islamic call to prayer" – Diana West

34. "two blocks from Ground Zero" – Sister Toldjah

33."two blocks from the site of a mass murder committed in the name of Islam" – Ross Douthat

32. "at the doorstep of a site where terrorists invoking the name of Islam killed 3,000 Americans" – Wall Street Journal editorial

31. "so close to the site of the World Trade Center" – Stephen Schwartz

30. "at the site of their most bloody victory" – Debra Burlingame

29. "on the ash-strewn site of 3,000 dead Americans" – Jennifer Rubin

28. "next to the site where 3,000 innocent people were murdered at the hands of Islamic extremism" – Marco Rubio

27. "overlooking the site where radical Islamists killed almost 3,000 people in a shocking act of hatred" – Newt Gingrich

26. "next to the site of the worst of the 9/11 strikes" – Andy McCarthy

25. "near this site of reverence and respect for lost loved ones from the attack" – David Vitter

24. "in the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as the result of a terrorist attack" – John Cornyn

23. "on that particular site" – Michael Goodwin

22. "so close to the site of a horrific, history-changing act of Islamic terrorism" – Rich Lowry

21. "600 feet from the site of ground zero" – Jeffrey Kuhner

20. "600 feet from Ground Zero" – Dorothy Rabinowitz

19. "right at ground zero" – Rudy Giuliani

18. "at ground zero" – Douglas Murray

17. "on hallowed ground zero" – Pamela Geller

16. "so close to Ground Zero" – Claudia Rosett

15. "over Ground Zero" – Andrea Peyser

14. " at Ground Zero" – Sharron Angle

13. "at Ground Zero" – Sarah Palin

12. "next to Ground Zero" – Bill Kristol

11. "In the shadow of the World Trade Center" – Abe Foxman

10. "in what would have been the shadows of the Twin Towers" – Rod Dreher

9. "near where the Twin Towers collapsed" – Clifford May

8. "at a place where Islamic terrorists killed more than 2,700 innocent people" – William McGurn

7. "next to the spot where 2,700 people were killed in Islam's name" – Christopher Caldwell

6. "steps away from where radical Islamists killed 3000 people" – Sarah Palin

5. "on the boundary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks" – David Harsanyi

4. "in proximity to the scene of the worst act of Islamic terrorism – and the worst act of political violence – ever committed on U.S. soil" – National Review editorial

3. "just a stone's throw away from 9/11's sacred ground"- Sarah Palin

2. "at the epicentre of the worst-ever attack on the U.S" – Raheel Raza and Tarek Fatah

1. "there" – Barack Obama

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45 Comments / Post A Comment

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

A stone's throw? If Sarah Palin can throw a stone that far, she shouldn't be running for president. She should be playing quarterback for the Vikings.

wb (#2,214)

She's so good at throwing stones, she can hit Russia from Wasilla, Alaska.

Lars Svensen (#6,922)

Powerful Populist Princess Sarah Palin can throw the Viking's quarterback across New York. She don't fool around.

zidaane (#373)

"In harms way"

Has anyone asked where would be an acceptable location? I get the feeling the answer is "Iran" or thereabouts.

NinetyNine (#98)

Well, not Staten Island either. But we should start a group that wants the Catholic Church to reconsider their cancelled sale, just so all those people can then recalibrate and find excuses why Staten Island is unacceptable (here's two easy ones: lots of cops and firefighter's families live there! The ashes from the site were buried these!).

MaryHaines (#3,666)

They're way ahead of you. I heard a lady on NY1 claim she was against it "because there's no parking."

Matt (#26)

How many is that in touchdown passes?

HiredGoons (#603)

Surely I am not the only one who thinks that Ground Zero Terror Mosque sounds like a really cool Coney Island spook-house?

Jim Behrle (#3,292)

Oh, that's right. Everyone thinks they were aiming a plane AT THEM

GoGoGojira (#2,871)

Hey man, don't hate us for our freedom

Astigmatism (#1,950)

I had a five-hour drive by myself on Friday night, and thinking that my best shot to avoid falling asleep was all-consuming rage, I hunted around on the AM dial and found some right-wing talk radio station or other playing Michael Savage (nee Michael Weiner). For ten minutes his guest railed about how the Ground Zero Mosque was an obvious, intentional affront to America and those who died in yada yada yada, and how he had no problems with Islam itself but why couldn't they just find another location that wasn't so close to Ground Zero? He then seamlessly transitioned to railing against a new Muslim community center in Tennessee, where the local mayor "just doesn't get it" about how all mosques are evil terrorist incubators and how, even though the imam condemned Hamas and Hezbollah and said nothing at all about Israel, that secretly meant that he venerated Hamas and Hezbollah and wanted death to Israel (seriously). I nearly face-palmed myself off of I-84.

HiredGoons (#603)

I'm glad you didn't; because then the terrorists would have won.

ish (#3,041)

I made the mistake of looking at Pamela Gellers site once. To coin a phrase, never again!

HiredGoons (#603)

Andrea Peyser clearly does not understand basic physics.

Is anybody listing a "Ground Zero-view" apartment is what I'd like to know.

"Ground Zero-adjacent?"

kneetoe (#1,881)

Yeah, I'd like to live in the Grou-Zee neighborhood, but I can't afford it.

dado (#102)

A pitching wedge from the site a Michael Rapaport's failed lounge "Front"

MollyculeTheory (#4,519)

I am so going to start describing my apartment, which is about 2 blocks from the subway, as "easy wafting distance" from the X stop.

MaryHaines (#3,666)

YES. I have already started describing my apartment based on well-known things located a few blocks away. Who wouldn't want to live at Carnegie Hall? Easy wafting distance from the symphony!

This whole thing just serves as a reminder: the rest of America has tremendous 9/11 envy.

Remember how everyone was terrified (read: secretly hoping) that someone would bomb the Mall of America, or the Golden Gate Bridge, or a Walmart in Cleveland, just so that they could share in the national angst that New York felt so viscerally on a local level?

Living in San Francisco at the time, it was like "Wait, why don't the terrorists CARE enough to blow up the Transamerica building? Why don't the hate US?"

Astigmatism (#1,950)

Apparently Al Qaeda got their US map from the New Yorker.

Miles Klee (#3,657)

"We've Got To Stop The Mosque At Ground Zero": THE SONG

Is that Moby?

Tuna Surprise (#573)

Am I the only mourning the loss of my beloved Burlington Coat Factory? Where am I supposed to buy discount designer outerwear now? Century 21? I don't think so…

So, basically, the multitude of horrid, seedy strip clubs/discount merchandise/fast food chains/megabanks/PATH trains that are "within a stone's throw" of the WTC site are ok because they are monuments to America's greatness and our love of buying shit. They are proof that the terrorists didn't win.

Whereas a house of worship erected by people who are not white Christians is an affront to our national identity. Ok, got it.

City_Dater (#2,500)

It's not even a "house of worship." As has been noted many times elsewhere, describing this place as a "mosque" is akin to labeling the 92nd St. Y a "temple."

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@City It's obviously important to be accurate in our descriptions, but being too concerned about rattling off all of the non-mosque elements of the place is, to me, focusing on all the wrong sort of details. The fact is, even if Cordoba House were a mosque and nothing more, it would still be the right thing to do to support its construction.

Right wing critics have adopted the term "Ground Zero Mosque" as a scare tactic, and while that may be a misnomer, to counter with "it's not really a mosque" is to cede a solid chunk of moral and rhetorical high ground.

MaryHaines (#3,666)

To be fair to the prez, in his first attempt he described it (accurately!) as "on private property in lower Manhattan." Not that the newspapers noticed.

roboloki (#1,724)

exactly what you would expect from a kenyan socialist!

GoGoGojira (#2,871)

I'm simply impressed that people are capable of even considering the site of a former Burlington Coat Factory "hallowed ground." Have you ever been to one?

Flashman (#418)

More like "quilted ground."

'Jim' 'Treacher' (#6,928)

"Close enough to get hit by wreckage from one of the planes and be abandoned until now." — Me

KarenUhOh (#19)

600 feet from Ground Zero, 300 years from the First Amendment.

I refuse to let Sarah Palin be called an expert on ANYTHING, aside from updos and bad life choices.

bsimon (#6,934)

It's to be built on Park Place in the bldg where the Burlington Coat Factory outlet was located. I know. I used to work downtown NYC. Are they sure they want to build a mosque there after all this publicity? There are so many nuts out there that someone just might fire bomb it. They even blow up mosques in their own countries (Sunni v. Shi'ite).

Bryna Hellmann (#6,936)

Oh people, thank you! It's wonderful that we can still make jokes and laugh at those celebrities known primarily for being crazy, stupid and mean. I hope you can say. like Walt Whitman, I am large and contain multitudes.

Scott Charmin (#6,945)

1. "there" – That One

corrected it for you!

iwasthere (#6,950)

The building suffered major damage from parts of one of the jets crashing through the roof on 911. That would place it AT Ground Zero, not NEAR it.

Deerpark (#6,953)

Approximately 3000 people died, 2700 of them Americans.

Anyone that says 2700 people died or 3000 Americans died is wrong.

average_joe (#7,015)

How is this a "terror" mosque Jordan? Been terrorized a lot lately by this unbuilt religious institution. On a side note I think the location choice is terrible…

What people need to think about is "Is this going to help?" The answer is no. People will protest and spit and curse and say terrible things to these people entering this mosque. It's dangerous for the Muslims. It's not in good taste and I would like to know if they would feel politically correct about us putting a religious building next to some of the war zones over seas.

What we then need to consider is what kind of person would it take to want to do something that is in suck poor taste and why would they then want to leave their children in such a building that is now a target of American rage? I don't think it makes logical sense for a loving parent to do this; but a brainwashed radical type might think it is for a cause or part of some religious destiny. Not a good idea. We would be creating terrorist right here in the United States. Those children that grow up going to that mosque will remember being treated bad and they will be angry it will absolutely fuel the fire on both sides. So politely MOVE THE FREAKIN MOSQUE!!

superconnected (#1,212)

… come here often?

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