Background of 9/11• September 11th is known as the worst terrorist attack in the history of the U.S. On this date 19 Islamic terrorists hijacked 4 planes. 2 of which were crashed into the WTC. (World Trade Centers)
FAQ’s• How many people died near the WTC? 2,819; which is equivalent to our entire school, times three.• How many children lost a parent that day? 3,051.
Reason #1• Thousands lost their lives, and thousands lost their loved ones on this tragic day. All because of an Islamic terrorist attack. And now they want to put a Muslim Community Center right by ground zero? Those families do not need that extra reminder.
Reason #2• It was Muslims who took down the World Trade Center and took so many lives that day. Why would we want to have a building especially for Muslims right next to where they are most known for killing thousands?
Reason #3• On 9/11 thousands of lives were taken, and thousands of loved ones were lost. Do you really think that this community center would bring peace or serenity to the families that were so deeply injured by these attacks? No, it would lead to constant demonstration outside the community center and make even more disagreement.
Opposing Reason #1• By adding the Muslim Community Center it would not be a reminder of hatred and sorrow, but a reminder of acceptance and understanding between Americans and Muslims.
Opposing Reason #2• Yes, thousands were killed by Muslims that day. But the building of this Community Center is an opportunity to be more open minded and realize that not all Muslims are terrorists or hate America.
Opposing Reason #3• Yes, there could possibly be multiple demonstrations outside of the Center. But at the same time, there are demonstrations everywhere at tons of different places. For example, the LDS church. There are constantly people demonstrating their disagreement with their beliefs. Does that mean that all LDS churches should be taken down? No.
Lastly• Over 2,800 lives were lost on that tragic day. 3,000 children lost a parent that day. They have to wake up every morning knowing that loved one is no longer with them. Because of one violent terrorist attack. They will never forget. So why is it that we should have a giant building near ground zero showcasing the religion that brought so many Americans so much pain and struggle?