About two months ago, I wrote a post about the proposed Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque that would be only a couple blocks from the 9/11 Ground Zero site. Well, it looks like another barrier to building it has fallen.
The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission denied granting landmark status to the building on the location the developers want to use. If this had been approved, it would have significantly altered what was planned -- although it woudn't have stopped the development completely -- they just would have had to keep the entire building intact (and possibly renovate it in the process), instead of demolishing it to build a brand-new building.
OK, so is this going to change anyone's opinion of things? I doubt it. The Teabaggers will continue with the parade of ignorance and isolationism, screaming that this is "insulting to the victims of 9/11" and a "provocation" to the Christians of the USA. One of the main reasons the teabaggers say they're opposed to is how close it is to Ground Zero - but if you quietly ask them how far away the mosque should be built, the answer seems to be "nowhere within the borders of the USA".