“Ground Zero” Masajid Gets Approval

Despite a hate filled racist campaign against it, The “Ground Zero” Masajid – Park51 has achieved planning permission in New York.

The commission voted unanimously 9-0 not to give the current dilapidated site a listed building status, which now paves the way for the construction of the Masajid.

As political controversy swirled around plans for an Islamic community centre and mosque near the site of the World Trade Centre, New York City’s mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a moving and powerful rebuke to its opponents, saying: “Muslims are as much a part of our city and our country as the people of any faith”.

Surrounded by religious leaders from the city, Bloomberg upheld the proposed mosque as an example of the religious tolerance that made New York famous, reminding his audience that Jews, Quakers and Catholics had all suffered religious discrimination within the city in the past.

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