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    Posted August 15, 2010 by
    Manhattan, Kansas
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Islamic center near Ground Zero

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     BenneJ spoke to folks in Manhattan, Kansas, about their thoughts on the mosque planned near Ground Zero. 'I wanted to know what America thought, at least in my area,' he said, adding that most people he spoke to were very passionate about the issue.
    - katie, CNN iReport producer

         Almost midnight, in downtown Manhattan (Kansas)  where I had the chance to talk to few people that were willing to share there thoughts on a  Muslim community center being built in shadow of ground zero.  Most  of the people I talked to understand that legally they have every right to build there.  The problem is, the sensitivity  issue. 

        When people put Islam and Terrorist into the same mix, it is easy to see why there offend by it's nature. If the Terrorist were any other religion this would even be issue.  Islam was there during 9/11 attacks.  Not only as the terrorist but as the first responders as the people who suffered and cried alongside so many other Americans .  If three blocks is too close... how many city blocks does it take to pay the debt of a radical.  4, 12 what's the magic number?  I'll agree that if someone wanted to build a Terrorist community center,  where terrorist could come  swim and pray. that would be insensitive; But a Muslim community center, would not be.

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