September 3, 2010
A worrying and increasingly bitter debate continues in the United States on whether a mosque should be allowed at Ground Zero. But how widely is it understood that:
• The building is two blocks away from Ground Zero and cannot be seen from there
• The building is not a mosque as we know it, but a communal centre with a prayer room, large theatre, and a swimming pool and basketball courts open to the public
• There will be no minarets but a memorial to the 3 000 who died on 9/11, 300 of whom were Muslims?