The controversy over the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ got me thinking about when I went to Ground Zero. It was on a school trip, we were a bunch of teenagers, and it felt very odd being at what was basically a mass grave. There wasn’t much there and some kids were messing about in the lift, and that felt pretty wrong, laughter in that place.
I didn’t take any pictures (just one of the church opposite) because I would probably have felt vaguely guilty every time I looked at it. And that…well, that’s it really.
I say build the mosque, build lots of things there, don’t have it be a grave but a memorial. But I don’t live in New York, and I wasn’t there, so I know it’s not up to me to decide.