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  1. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    17 Sep '10 21:15
    is offering $10M to build a world chess center instead of the ground zero mosque. Thoughts?
  2. 17 Sep '10 21:47
    It would give me an excuse to visit NY one day.
  3. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    17 Sep '10 21:57
    They turned down Trump who offered 25% over the value of the land, I doubt they will treat any other offer any differently.
  4. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    18 Sep '10 10:31
    The ground zero mosque that's not actually at ground zero?
  5. 18 Sep '10 14:44
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    The ground zero mosque that's not actually at ground zero?
    Shhhh... you're not allowed to mention that, it's un-American.*

    Anyway, isn't it illegal in the USA to take that much money from a known criminal? Unless you're a politician, of course.

    Richard

    *Yes, I realise. Neither am I. Doesn't seem to matter.
  6. 18 Sep '10 20:00
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    The ground zero mosque that's not actually at ground zero?
    Indeed and nor is it a mosque. But let's not let facts get in the way of a good rant.
  7. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    18 Sep '10 21:43 / 1 edit
    So the question is:

    "Would you rather have an Islamic community centre or a chess centre funded by a tinpot dictator somewhere in New York (but not at ground zero)?"

    Hmm, this being a chess site we may have some selection bias.
  8. 18 Sep '10 22:14 / 2 edits
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  9. 18 Sep '10 22:46
    ..isn't it a place where all the moderate Islamists are going to speak out against the radicals that have given their religion a bad name?

    I can't wait to see how this iconic pulpit will be used to condem those who strive to tear down a country (USA) that strives to release the binds and social injustice that the Taliban ...in the name of Muslim religion ...has put on the middle east. I'm sure this is what Islam has needed for some time!
  10. 18 Sep '10 23:23
    Originally posted by highdraw
    ..isn't it a place where all the moderate Islamists are going to speak out against the radicals that have given their religion a bad name?

    I can't wait to see how this iconic pulpit will be used to condem those who strive to tear down a country (USA) that strives to release the binds and social injustice that the Taliban ...in the name of Muslim religion ...has put on the middle east. I'm sure this is what Islam has needed for some time!
    No, it is supposed to be a place where the terrorists can be validated so that we can reach resolution. Once the terrorists are validated and their terms for surrender have been met, then the new building of peace will achieve its goals.

    Silly American. You assume that peace means that the terrorists are defeated. No, we are talking about peace, not victory. There is only one way we can have peace from the Muslim point of view.
  11. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    18 Sep '10 23:54
    So chess club then?
  12. 19 Sep '10 01:16
    yes this is chess only forum..certainly not a place to validate blood lustful bullies.
  13. 19 Sep '10 19:13
    Originally posted by highdraw
    yes this is chess only forum..certainly not a place to validate blood lustful bullies.
    Clearly you've not played at an OTB tournament for some time
  14. 20 Sep '10 21:35
    Originally posted by Eladar
    It would give me an excuse to visit NY one day.
    Dude, you gotta visit NYC anyway.
  15. 21 Sep '10 05:57
    wow, lots of ignorance going on in here....