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60 Minutes: The Heated Debate over New York’s Islamic Centre Free essay! Download now

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60 Minutes: The Heated Debate over New York’s Islamic Centre

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60 Minutes: The Heated Debate over New York’s Islamic Centre

Vocabulary
Ground Zero
mosque
a grotesque flag of conquest on Ground Zero
an affront to the memory of 911
outrage
If you believe Islam condones 9/11, this is too close.
If you believe Islam is a moral religion hijacked by terrorists, proximity does not matter
ardent opponent
unanimously
jihad
imam
The reason there is so much antipathy to our faith is …

While you are watching

How much did real estate developer Sharif El-Gamal pay for the former Burlington Coat Factory store?
Four and a half million.
What does he intend to do to the building?
A 16-story Islamic community center.
What facilities will there be in the 16-story Islamic community centre?
There will be a restaurant , child care facilities , a pool , a media tech library, a world -class auditorium and an Islamic prayer room
What do you think is his reason for building the centre?
To attract neighborhood residents looking for a place to work out, as well as suburban Muslim couples spending "date night" in the city.
Ms Pamela Geller is an ardent opponent to the construction of the centre. What do you think is the reasons for her objection?
She thinks the construction of the community center is an act of disrespect for those who lost their friends and relatives in the 9-11 incident.

Is there a difference between a mosque and an Islamic community centre?
Yes. A mosque is a place for those who believe in Islam to worship while an Islamic community center may include lots of facilities, like a library , play-room for children or even a swimming pool.

The reporter also interviewed the head imam of the centre. What is his reason for constructing the Islamic community centre?
To let the Americans to know that Islam is a moral religion hijacked by terrorists and to express their concern to those who suffer the attack.
Where is the other Ground Zero?
It is located in the base of the Pentagon which is called the Memorial Pentagon Chapel.
What does the Pentagon chaplain in charge Colonel Daniel Minjares say about allowing people from different religions to pray in the Pentagon chapel?
He welcomes people with different religious background .
After you have watched it

Write a review about the programme that you have watched. Comment whether you think the construction of the Isalmic community centre should be allowed to proceed, giving reasons to support your stance.


Whether an Islamic community center should be built near the Ground Zero has long been an issue of much controversy ever since the real estate developer Sharif El-Gamal bought the land. The location which is just a stone throw away from the Ground Zero is originally the Burlington Coat Factory Store. According to the real estate developer’s ...

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