August 3rd, 2010
09:12 AM ET

Your thoughts on today's vote around ground zero mosque

With a key vote on whether a proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero can move forward scheduled for this morning, here's a sampling of Belief Blog comments on the project.

Many commenters are venting outrage about the proposed mosque and Islamic center. This reader is representative of the opposition:

What a smack in the face. It was Islamic belief that caused destruction and pain 9/11. What a trophy. They demolished the Twin Towers, and will now put a mosque up. They are laughing at us right now. How stupid is our leaders and our system?

Some readers, though, are outraged over the outrage around the proposed mosque:

That's like arguing that no Christian church should be build anywhere near downtown Oklahoma City. Why are people unable to separate the extreme actions of a few who follow the world's second largest religion? I'm so disgusted with what this nation is becoming: Mindless sheep who follow whatever mob mentality ideas pop into someone's head. I can't believe I spend my time fighting wars for those who loosely veil their bigotry, and spend their time devoted to hatred. In this vets opinion there's way too many Americans who promote the same evil with their words that the terrorists do.

Muslims are among those chiming in:

Who is the "They"? I am a muslim and i am very much against terrorism, and so are Millions of other Muslims, A lot of people died on September 11 not just Christians, Some Muslims died too and some are currently in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting for this country.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: 'Ground zero mosque' • Houses of worship • Interfaith issues • Islam • Mosque • New York • Opinion • United States

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  1. Iqbal khan


    October 8, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  2. Iqbal khan

    Its never too late, with all due respect I ask Honerable president Obama to do what he promised before the election to end the Unjust Bush's Wars and save us all.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
  3. Iqbal khan


    September 26, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  4. Iqbal khan


    September 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
  5. Iqbal khan


    September 20, 2010 at 12:01 am |
  6. Iqbal khan


    September 9, 2010 at 7:39 pm |
  7. Iqbal khan


    September 6, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  8. Iqbal Khan

    Hello Cyd,
    Watch what Yvonna Ridley is saying (A British Journalist who was captured by Talibans) checkit out she did studied Quran to keep her promise to be released and what she found out specialy about women in Quran

    August 30, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  9. Cyd

    I don't think you know about Christianity.

    Jesus IS necessary, if you do not want to find yourself in Hades when you die.

    That is correct, Christianity did originate in Jerusalem! Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

    Jehovah through Jesus Christ is the very reason for our existence!

    Read the Bible and you will see. Jesus came to die for those who will believe in Him. He came to set the caPTIVES of false religions free!

    He LOVES you as much as HE loves me.

    Glory be to God!

    August 22, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
    • verify

      Ah, but I do know (way too much) about Christianity... and its myths, legends, superst!tions and fantasy tales... and how believers are deluded into thinking it is real.

      August 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
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