Open Letter to Senator Mikulski:
Senator Mikulski, I have no reason to think that you mean to cause emotional harm to the citizens that you represent. However, please understand that it is the Islamic tradition to build a mosque on the site of a victory to celebrate defeat of the infidel. The Islamic world would see this as weakness on our part and victory over the Great Satan. It would encourage more aggression.
On the flip side, it would be like building a Nazi shrine at Auschwitz or Dachau. To allow a mosque visible at Ground Zero would be an affront to every American.
Please, reconsider your position regarding a mosque at Ground Zero. This is sacred ground similar to The Arizona in Pearl Harbor. Allowing or supporting a mosque at Ground Zero is not supporting a separation of church and state. No, it is choosing sides.