Poll: New Yorkers Want Ground Zero Mosque Moved

New York City residents do not want a Muslim mosque to be built near Ground Zero, according to a new poll.

A New York Times poll found that two-thirds of New Yorkers said the 13-story complex should be built farther away from Ground Zero. Those opposed to it say if the Islamic center is built, it should be at least 10 or 20 blocks from Ground Zero.

“My granddaughter and I were having this conversation and she said stopping them from building is going against the freedom of religion guaranteed by our Constitution,” said Marilyn Fisher, 71, who lives in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn. I absolutely agree with her except in this case. I think everything in this world is not black and white.”

“There is always a gray area and the gray area right now is sensitivity to those affected by 9/11, the survivors of the people lost,” she said.

Thirty-three percent said that Muslims were more sympathetic to terrorists compared to other American citizens. And nearly 60 percent said people they know had negative feelings toward Muslims because of 9/11.

Fifty percent opposed having the mosque built two blocks north of the World Trade Center site, while 35 percent favor it.

Source: CBN News

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