You may have heard by now — since it’s all over the media — that a group of Muslims has submitted a proposal to city planners in New York to build a mosque in downtown New York City. Doesn’t sound like that big a deal, until you hear that the plan is to build the mosque just a few blocks away from Ground Zero — the site where Muslim extremists crashed two commercial airliners into the World Trade Center towers, killing millions.
There are powerful arguments both for and against building the mosque near this memorial area, as emotions run high particularly among New Yorkers who’s memories of that fateful day are still raw. One group of protestors in particular have put together an ad decrying the efforts to build the mosque, and had plans to run the ad on major television networks. But NBC and CBS have rejected the ad as being “too vague” in its references to Muslims as all being like the extremists responsible for the terror attacks. ABC and Fox, meanwhile, say that the ad has not been submitted for airing on their networks.
Here’s the ad in question: