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The Islamic Community Center, which is planned to be built a few blocks away from the World Trade Center site, has raised many conflicting concerns and arguments.

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GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise

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Elizabeth Zusi this is my own work.

11th grade

Pro Islamic Community Center

Pro Islamic Community Center

The Islamic Community Center, which is planned to be built a few blocks away from the World Trade Center site, has raised many conflicting concerns and arguments. The Community Center, although still in the planning stages of construction, has already gained much opposition. Opponents to the construction of the "Ground Zero Mosque" argue that the building would be offensive because the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attack had done so in the name of Islam. The supporters of the constructions retaliate that blaming all of the practices of Islam for the actions of a few would be discriminating. The supports say that the building of the Mosque would be a step forward for America and an honor to those who were victims of the tragic attack.

One man expressed his opinion of the constructions stating "to say that we're going to condemn a religion and castigate a billion people in the world because they're Muslims, to say that they shouldn't have the ability to pray near the World Trade Center-I don't think that's going to

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