This was actually based on a conversation I had with someone about the proposed Mosque to be built a few blocks from Ground Zero in New York. Unfortunately, as the media tends to do, they keep referring to the proposed center as the Mosque AT Ground Zero. When I asked the person if they would be OK if the Mosque were built a few blocks away, she said yes. I said, “well that’s the plan anyway”. Then she backtracked and came up with more reasons why it shouldn’t be built. To which I replied, “How far is far enough?”.
Matt Sledge of the Huffington Post did a nice article that showcased that you can’t see the proposed site from Ground Zero and even if you came via the subway, you would have to go out of your way to see the Mosque. So for all the arguments against it, which I am open to discussing, can we at least agree that the Mosque will not be AT Ground Zero?
For those concerned about the impact of a sixteen story Mosque that close to ground zero, I have a simple solution. Build a seventeen story Synagogue and an eighteen story Church right next door.