A friend asked me the other day if the land around the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City had ever been designated as "hallowed ground" since 168 people lost their lives there in a terrorist attack. I knew that he asked that question to point out the hypocrisy involved in the debate over the location of a community center near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The answer is not that I had heard about, although a national memorial was dedicated on the site, and an annual remembrance service is held every year at the same time of day as the original explosion.
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