Saturday, September 11, 2010

No Islamic Community Center at Ground Zero?

As this piece in the NYT points out, some of the estimated 60 Muslims who were killed on 9/11 were praying in the Muslim prayer room that existed on the 17th floor of the south tower:

Given the vitriolic opposition now to the proposal to build a Muslim community center two blocks from ground zero, one might say something else has been destroyed: the realization that Muslim people and the Muslim religion were part of the life of the World Trade Center.