TO THE EDITOR:
In the letter “Mosque opposition doesn’t stem from Muslim fears” (Sept. 14), Kronk writes that fear of Islam isn’t the reason for opposition to the mosque. He says it’s disrespectful to 9/11 victims.
Since he accuses his opponents of making a “leap of logic” to the idea that Islam is the reason for their opposition, I ask him or other opponents to explain what quality of the mosque is disrespectful.
If it is not the fact that it is a Muslim center, I can’t understand what would be seen as so disrespectful to 9/11 victims. Within three blocks of the World Trade Center, there are restaurants, hotels, pornographic DVD stores, bars, liquor stores, churches, synagogues and clothing stores that have received no public outcry.
What is the difference between them and an Islamic center?