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By David Duncombe
Goldendale 

Too soon, too close?

Letter to the Editor

 


To the Editor:

As a former New Yorker with a son living close to Ground Zero, I have some feeling for those New Yorkers now objecting to the proposed Muslim Center and Mosque within two blocks of the former Twin Towers. Although two-thirds of 9-11 families now favor the proposed construction, a majority of New Yorkers do not. For them it is “too soon, too close.”

Perhaps I would feel differently if I were still living there. But I think Americans have an obligation to look beyond their feelings to the consequences of opposing the proposed Muslim center. Recent public demonstrations and inflammatory statements from the “Tea Party” right have played strongly in the Muslim world. As...



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