The way the GOP is carping about this proposed site, you'd think the proposed Mosque was on the WTC pad (Ground Zero) and sanctioned by the local city, and state authorities. The way the Republicans are chatting this up, it is as if the Port Authority is inviting the Islamic community to build a Mosque in the alcove of the new structure planed for the site. That is not the case.
Since it is on private land, the and we do still have the First Amendment in tact then the Islamic Muslims (read their history, please) can do what they please.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.As we know from the 14th Amendment, which has also come under attack by the Republicans of late, applies herein that the state of New York cannot and should not be involved in the erection of any religious institutional establish that is on private land ... unless, of course, the state is sanctioning the established site by using public money, or public land for the building.
On a personal level, as you know, I have little use for any of the recognized institutional religions.