Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - August 27, 2010

Streetwise

Do you have an opinion on plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City?

Asked downtown

Brandi Blotz

Sales and merchandising

I don't think that a mosque would be very appropriate. I think a patriotic monument should be constructed, because it was a tragedy that affected our entire nation.

Lydia Hollenback

Regional Sales Manager

I know that people are angered by it. I don't think that we should build anything religious so close to the site. The majority of our nation is not Muslim, and it seems that a better place could be found farther away from Ground Zero.

Janise Stevens

Independent consultant

I totally support mosques anywhere in the U.S., but I feel that it would be wrong to build it there.

Ian Erickson

Student

I don't think it's an appropriate location. It could possibly be disrespectful to those that lost their lives on Sept. 11.

Ron Assaid

Manager

Our country has freedom of religion according to the Constitution. That's what America stands for and what we believe in, so I think it should be allowed.

Compiled by Kerry Nally

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