Why won’t they come out publicly? Could it be that they know what Islamic spokesmen and the politically correct media establishment would do to them if they did? “Lower Manhattan board mixed on planned mosque and Islamic center at Ground Zero WTC site,” by Samuel Goldsmith for the New York Daily News, May 24 (thanks to herr Oyal):
Community Board 1 will meet Tuesday to vote on the Cordoba House – a planned 13-story Islamic community center and prayer space near Ground Zero.
While approval from the 50-member board is not needed to build the center, the vote may indicate how residents of lower Manhattan feel about the idea….
The board’s 12-member Financial District committee unanimously voted in favor of the project earlier this month. “From my perspective, there’s not a lot to dislike about the project,” said Ro Scheffe, 59, a member of the committee who runs a communications firm and lives three blocks from Wall St. Foes – including some members of the board – argue an Islamic community center so close to Ground Zero is insensitive to the families of people who died on 9/11.
Two board members who asked not to be identified told the Daily News that they’re against the project, but won’t come out against it publicly. Instead, they want to table the vote indefinitely.
“It’s not right to build it so close to Ground Zero, and it’s not right for this board to vote on a religious center,” one member said.