It turns out there was a Muslim prayer room on the 17th floor of the south tower of the World Trade centre, where Americans and other travelling Muslims prayed every day.On September 11th, 2001, when a handful of terrorists flew planes into the towers, some of the folks who used the room evacuated in time. Others probably didn’t.
In other words, there already was a “ground zero mosque”–used by Muslim Americans who were murdered just like everyone else.
So isn’t it time we stopped framing this discussion as “us versus them”?
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