Twin Towers 9/11 Replacement - Mosque
The idea of creating a Mosque on the grounds of the old Twin Towers in Manhattan is sheer genius. Let me explain why.
Our country, the United States of America, has reached a level of greatness by doing what we know to be right, not what the popular view would lead a person to do. It is that Independence, among many other things, which leads to our country's greatness.
The United States of America does not condone terrorism. In fact, we feel just the opposite. We believe in friendship, caring, brotherhood. We believe in families, neighborhoods, friends, a nice work environment, public expressions of creativity. When others are trying to create fear, we try to heal. When others try to divide, we try to unite. United we stand. Terrorism? We believe in the exact opposite, and we put our money where our mouth is - both figuratively, and literally.
Terrorists WANT you to react against them, to try to blow them up and attack them. Waste your time and money and energy by expressing your fear! Get involved with the terrorists! Talk about it, fight them! That's exactly what they want us to do. Which is why that is exactly the opposite of what we must do to defeat them.
What is the most powerful signal you could possibly send to a bunch of terrorists who hate America? Obama and others have figured it out. You send them brotherhood, and love. We as a nation do not hate moslems. We hate the microscopic branch of humanity who are terrorists, misrepresenting themselves as moslems.
Now, I'm not moslem - I've never been in a mosque. But I'm sure their religion includes some very uplifting, inspiring values and beliefs, with high goals for self-improvement and right relations, if the followers take the religion seriously. At its root, the moslem religion has the same goals as any other great religion in America or anywhere else - treat people properly, because through cooperation you can accomplish more, and quickly; battling and tearing down you accomplish less, more slowly.
There are powerful energies humanity can use to fight fear. Research it, study it. The knowledge is out there. Greatfulness is a powerful combatant to fear. Compassion for fellow human beings is another one.
The United States of America is going to defeat the terrorists using the most powerful, direct method available - by showing compassion and honor towards the purity and greatness that exists all around the terrorists, in their own home countries. We will honor the moslem religion by building a mosque at the 9/11 site.
Maybe then these other countries (who have mostly good people, as America does) will realize America is a lot more advanced - a lot more real - than they originally thought.