Representing a New York City firefighter who survived the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is urging New York City officials to landmark the site of a planned Islamic mosque. Parts of one of the hijacked planes fell into that building and the ACLJ argues that giving the site landmark status will help preserve the memory of 9/11 and its victims.
“The fact is that this is not the location to build an Islamic mosque,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “This is sacred ground, and for many family and friends of the 9/11 victims building an Islamic mosque on this site would be offensive. We’ve heard from thousands of Americans and many New Yorkers, who understand that such a move would be a tragic mistake.”