Statement on Ground Zero

COALITION FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUND ZERO ISSUE STATEMENT With Allah’s Name, The Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer The CGG recognizes the constitutional right of freedom of religion. We understand this to mean that as citizens of the United States of America, we have the right to practice our beliefs. We also understand this to mean we have the right to establish our places of worship; however, as conscious citizens we are mindful of the sensitivities surrounding the establishment of a Masjid in the vicinity of Ground Zero. We understand that publicity of the 9-11 tragedy has not represented Islam or Muslims favorably. We understand that this negative publicity has also impacted the loved ones of…