September 14th, 2010
01:26 PM ET

soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Muneef

    My say as a human to human,from brother to a brother derived from our father and mother Adam & Eve, kindly ask your American Nation to unite all races and faiths under one ceiling and not to Crash down otherwise it will go back to pieces and fragments of pieces,we are here with you on the Ship,Ark still can feel and suffer the results of the vibrations that has reached us since the 9/11 tragedy and the following Global Economy Crash and we do not want those any more as much as you do but nothing we ordinary ones can do other than be heard complaining and that what we are doing here right now where I am to Remind out of but have no Control Over.?! 

    September 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  2. Muneef

    Lighthouses are more helpful than Churches”, Benjamin Franklin
    Let the Islamic center be built and become a lighthouse for planting respect and.peace among faiths and followers? 
    And since you are accusing Islam for the 9/11 then this islamic lighthouse should be built within ground zero area directing it's calls for peace between faiths and between nations it is to raise it's prayers on daily bases for those innocents who lost their lives and those who suffered in the 9/11 tragedy that Muslims out of all faiths and nations had suffered most from it's resulted chain reactions until today that had far exceeded the number of deaths and suffering of the 9/11 tragedy in NY,USA.  

    September 26, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
    • Muneef

      The number of Muslims in every nation that were globally pointed out might be correct, but the question here is, whether these numbers of Muslims are aware well about the teachings of Islam in the right way with out extremism ? Well can tell you that those are hard working people in a difficult and hard enviroments only to achieve their daily needs for bread and water and not concerned with politics or imposing their views on others. And those who were lucky enough to immigrate looking for a decent life and job as well not concerned with politics. Muslims in general if left alone with out your intervention might end up fighting each other due differences of views in their faith, but if west keep on applying pressure causing starvation, harassment and confrontation against Muslims and against their faith, this will only lead them to leave behind their differences and jointly or individually confront their enemies,those who wants to deprive them from their rights of faith and belief and the more they are pressed the more they would complain by reacting and not by words and cries since words and cries seem does not reach,heard or work out now a days since being their judges and executors are all of non religious such as atheists, infidels,polytheists who consider their vast interests above all humanity and faith issues such as mercy,leniency, compassion,pity,sympathy,kindness all that of human mutual heavenly code of conduct.!?       

      September 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  3. Iqbal khan


    September 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  4. ohyeah

    Know your Enemy. When we know our enemy half the battle is won. Try to learn more about islam here


    September 15, 2010 at 5:57 pm |
  5. Iqbal khan


    September 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  6. Matt McHugh

    What? The Ground Zero Mosque is "all about money"? Why... they are true Americans! Then let them build their Temple to Money two blocks from the site of the one-time World Trade Center.

    September 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  7. Barry Vandi

    Donald Trump says; "NY Islamic Center site is all about the money". I'll say; look who is talking.
    It's okay Donny....you got your few minutes of fame.

    Hence, I personally think you will get more minutes if you get a better haircut.

    September 15, 2010 at 7:44 am |
  8. Reality

    Only for new members:

    Donald T. is not alone in the money/greed game:

    Religious economics 101:

    The Baptizer drew crowds and charged for the "dunking". The historical Jesus saw a good thing and continued dunking and preaching the good word but added "healing" as an added charge to include free room and board. Sure was better than being a poor peasant but he got a bit too zealous and they nailed him to a tree. But still no greed there.

    Paul picked up the money scent on the road to Damascus. He added some letters and a prophecy of the imminent second coming for a fee for salvation and "Gentilized" the good word to the "big buck" world. i.e. Paul was the first media evangelist!!! And he and the other Apostles forgot to pay their Roman taxes and the legendary actions by the Romans made them martyrs for future greed. Paul was guilty of minor greed?

    Along comes Constantine. He saw the growing rich Christian community and recognized a new tax base so he set them "free". Major greed on his part!!

    The Holy Roman "Empirers"/Popes/Kings/Queens/evangelists/Mormons et al continued the money grab selling access to JC and heaven resulting in some of today's richest organizations on the globe i.e. the Christian churches (including the Mormon Church) and related aristocracies/heirarchies. Obvious greed!!!

    An added note: As per R.B. Stewart in his introduction to the recent book, The Resurrection of Jesus, Crossan and Wright in Dialogue, ( Professors Crossan and Wright are On Faith panelists).

    "Reimarus (1774-1778) posits that Jesus became sidetracked by embracing a political position, sought to force God's hand and that he died alone deserted by his disciples. What began as a call for repentance ended up as a misguided attempt to usher in the earthly political kingdom of God. After Jesus' failure and death, his disciples stole his body and declared his resurrection in order to maintain their financial security and ensure themselves some standing."

    Judaism – Because the foundations are so mythical, it is impossible to be historical about greed in said religion. The historical King Herod and his off-springs were with the assistance of Rome, however, a very greedy bunch.

    Hinduism and Buddhism- A Google search will take you to many instances of greed in the leadership of said religions even though like other religions greed is a major sin and disorder.

    September 15, 2010 at 12:28 am |
    • Iqbal khan

      check this out sir you will be shocked


      September 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  9. Rocky

    Anything to eke out more time in the spotlight, eh, Donnie?

    September 15, 2010 at 12:19 am |
  10. Joseph

    I think Mr. Trump idea it is great but at the same time I think if all the people that live in the New York City area they can put 1 or 2 dollars each they can buy the block where, I hope not, they are going to built the islamic center, it is DISRESPECTFUL for all the families and friends of 9/11 tragedy. God bless America

    September 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
    • God

      I'm God, and I don't care about America.

      September 15, 2010 at 9:12 am |
    • Suz

      FYI, the friends and family of those killed on 9/11 INCLUDE 60 Muslims. Before making comments of "disrespect" you should realize that Hindus, Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike were ALL VICTIMS. One religion should not blamed for a hand-full of extremist idiots who are wrongfully using religion as an excuse for their actions. People should wake up and realize that NO RELIGION condones killing of another. The Islamic Center should be built there as any other religious center is allowed to be. What is DISRESPECTFUL is that this topic is even being debated. As for Trump's attempted buy out, what a moron.

      September 15, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  11. mdn

    Donald only thinks of things in terms of money...his wives, children, friends, etc are all associated with a monetary value. It is not surprising that he thinks this way when it comes to matters of faith and religion.

    September 14, 2010 at 1:58 pm |
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