Westerners don't grasp Islamic culture enough to realize that appeasing it is not the way to deal with them. They are a violent religion, the Barbery states, the Ottoman Empire, forever bent on world domination, and using any means possible
It's clearly evidenced by the Islamic cultural center planned near the ground zero site. The Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf wrote the book What's Right with Islam: a New Vision for Muslims and the West, Indonesian tittle Seruan Azan Dari Puing WTC: Dakwah Islam di Jantung Amerika Pasca 9/11, in English A Call to Prayer from the WTC Rubble: Islamic Dawah from the Heart of America Post 911.
Dawah is a "Missionary" practice of Islam, which in the past meant "convert or die" after a Muslim army conquered a Christian town. Turkey, for example, was a primarily catholic country before being invaded and forcibly converted in this way by Saracen armies.
It is thus quite clear why the proposed community center's site is controversial.