You could hardly make it up. All legal attempts to stop it have been exhausted. There will be a mosque built close to the site of the World Trade Center catastrophe.
The building of the Ground Zero mosque has the support of Mayor Bloomberg. The idea is clearly to reach out a hand of tolerance and friendship to the many Muslims who abhor violence and disown the crimes of Bin Laden.
The man behind the mosque is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf who refuses to acknowledge Hamas as a terrorist organization, which is how the U.S. government classifies the group. The imam also has also been quoted as saying U.S. foreign policy was in part responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
Still it is important to try and build bridges. In the interest of fostering tolerance and friendship, right-wing pundit, Greg Gutfeld, proposes to open a gay bar next door to the Ground Zero mosque! Gutfeld said he visited the website for the proposed Ground Zero mosque, Cordoba House, and read that it’s mission was to encourage tolerance and dialog. So Gutfeld believes a Ground Zero gay bar right next door would serve the same purpose.
A Mosque spokesman has said, ‘Your gay bar won’t build dialogue because it doesn’t consider our sensibilities.’
In a famous letter to all Christian nations, Muhammad wrote, "Christians are my citizens; and by God! I hold out against anything that displeases them." He concluded the letter with a firm reminder, "No one of the nation of Muslims is to disobey this covenant till the end of the world."
Of course, the writings of Muhammad are open to cherry pricking and this one is an out of reach fruit for most Muslim countries.