It's a figment of our imagination. The Ground Zero Mosque doesn't exist.
Yup, you read that right folks. Our left wing friends following the rant of Keith Olbermann they are now chanting that there is no ground zero mosque.
Before I even comment here is the full video for you to watch for yourself so you don't think I'm putting words into his mouth or misquoting anything.
Now it's one thing to make the argument that it's private land and due to freedom of religion, as long as they do not violate zoning laws they can build what they want where they want but the argument ends there. It's not a good idea period and the defenses Democrats have used go above and beyond the simple point of religious freedom because they are also defending the idea of the mosque in it's location. But even those arguments pale in comparison with Olbermann. His statements take the cake.
There is no training ground for terrorists. There is no insult to the victims of 9/11. There is no tribute to medieval Muslim subjugation of The West. There is, in fact, no "Ground Zero mosque." It isn't a mosque.
Fact #1 - Outside of the truthers we all agree that 9-11 was carried out by Islamic extremists.
Fact #2 - Part of one of the planes that slammed into the towers landed in the building which is the site they wish to build the mosque
Fact #3 - Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf refused Governor Paterson's offer of land in a different part of NY city confirming that the site was important for its significance.
Fact #4 - The 13 story center is being scheduled to open Sept 11, 2011 on the ten year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.
Fact #5 - Both the Park51.org website and Obama have referred to the proposed building as a Mosque.
Given these five facts I fail to see how Olbermann can even make such a claim or even more how anyone can take his statements seriously. He even contradicts his own arguments:
A mosque is a Muslim holy place in which only worship can be conducted. What is planned for 45 Park Place, New York City, is a Community Center. It's supposed to include a basketball court. And a cullinary school. It's to be thirteen stories tall and the top two stories will be a Muslim prayer space.
If you read the plan for the site they refer to the prayer space as a Mosque.
I've seen people stick their heads in the sand before but this is over the top.