There is no reason why this mosque can’t be built elsewhere in Manhattan, every point Geller makes should be driven home by every media pundit speaking on the issue. KGS
[…] It is obvious that the Landmarks Commission is going to deny landmark status at its meeting next Tuesday. Again, why the mad rush? So that the mosque can open on the tenth anniversary of September 11, as promised?
The landmarking of 311 Broadway and the landing gear of the plane that crashed into 45 Park Place on September 11 are concrete evidence that the board is deceiving the public. This building has special historical significance because of 911. It was part of the attack. The piece of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Burlington Coat Factory building makes that buidling an important part of American history. The fact that the committee ignores that fact is outrageous, and disrespects the victims of 911.”