Emotions are running high in New York city, over a proposal to build a mosque and Muslim community center just blocks from ground zero. The city’s landmarks preservation commission is deciding whether a century-old building in lower Manhattan is worth preserving. Tempers flared at a hearing yesterday.

Should they allow a mosque to be built near ground zero? Should the government dictate how and where religion takes place? Is building a mosque near ground zero offensive and degrading to those who died on 9/11