One of the news items these days is that a mosque will be built near Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 attack in New York. I find it offensive that any religion would want a place of workshop at this location. However, I see no reason to exclude Muslim places of worship any more than others. The right wing of the Republican Party seems to have decided to make this mosque a political issue, but I don’t like the Christian Right any more than I like the Muslim Right. Moderates of all religions are fine with me as long as they respect the rights of atheists and the secular nature of the Western world.