Proof Abraham Lincoln Would Want me to Have a Mosque Near Ground Zero
When I went back to the Lincoln Memorial last weekend I said that Abraham Lincoln would approve of a Mosque near Ground Zero, and this statement by the 16th President of the United States of America struck a cord with me in relation to the on-going debates about the proposed Cultural Center/Mosque two blocks from Ground Zero:
“To condemn a class is, to say the least, to wrong the good with the bad. I do not like to hear of a class or nationality condemned on account of a few sinners.”
Though Lincoln’s original statements were purportedly referring to the persecuted Jewish groups of the time, it can still be taken as a universal statement against the degradation and condemnation of an entire religious or ethnic group in American society.