I hate when folks who have no conception of the size and scope of Ground Zero, the 9/11 attacks, and what life is like in Lower Manhattan presume to know better than the locals as to what is supposed to go here.
That goes for the media talking heads too. And I include those who know but are purposefully lying about the project (Geller and her ilk) and those who are quick to run a headline but don’t know enough about the project and so lump it in with Ground Zero.
Close but no cigar. It isn’t in Ground Zero. It’s nearby. They have the right to build. They’ve gotten nearly all the authorizations and jumped through nearly all the required hoops.
They’ll have to come up with the financing, and then they can proceed with demolition and construction there.
The fear, hatred, and spewage is based on the premise that this will be the Islamic sign of victory over Ground Zero, even as the CI is the Sufi strain of Islam (and would be considered apostates by OBL and the al Qaeda Salafist/Wahabis).