American Muslims have a right to build a mosque a few blocks from ground zero. It might have been wiser to build it elsewhere in view of the bigotry in America. Al-Qaida committed the 9/11 massacres. They are Muslims. However, 1.4 billion Muslims did not do it or approve of it.
Nazi Germany and fascist Italy started World War II. German Nazis committed the Jewish Holocaust. The Nazis ruling Germany were all Christians (except Martin Bormann). Adolph Hitler was a Catholic “until I die.” Professed Christians comprised the highest inner circle of Third Reich Nazis. Hitler claimed to be doing God’s work against the Jews. He also condemned the Russians as “godless Bolsheviks.”
Did our parents direct hatred against Christians or Catholics? Rationally we know most Christians opposed Nazism. We also know most Muslims opposed 9/11. If we oppose the mosque at ground zero, should we oppose a church near the Federal Building in Oklahoma City? Should we oppose a Christian church near the Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C.?