I keep getting emails from people who send me links that are pro-mosque and anti-mosque and those who just want to know what my opinion is on the matter.
As an atheist, I find no cause for celebration in the construction of any religious building whether it’s a mosque, cathedral, or a new spaghetti place (granted, that last one might be the exception).
But as an American atheist whose understanding of the matter is that everything is being privately funded and they went through the correct channels, I don’t have much of a problem with it. There is no better example of American freedom than having a vilified religious minority able to build a place of worship despite the shrieking protests of a religious majority. And a majority of these protesters are the same ones who scream religious persecution when you tell them they can’t put their religious statues on public property.