(Accepted Wisdom™ is an occasional feature of this site, highlighting contradictory viewpoints held by the elite.)
It is Accepted Wisdom™ that:
It is not the Ground Zero mosque. It’s not at Ground Zero and it’s not a mosque.
And at the same time:
Having the mosque at Ground Zero is a testament to our religious tolerance.
P.S. In light of the AP‘s decision to school its writers not to say the mosque is at Ground Zero, let’s note two things. First is this post at Hot Air, noting how important it was to the builders to get as close to Ground Zero as possible. One fun fact among many:
A December 8th, 2009, New York Times article stated, “The location [next to Ground Zero] was precisely a key selling point for the group of Muslims,” and quoted Rauf as noting that they got a property “where a piece of the [9/11] wreckage fell.” ASMA then touted the piece in its 2009 Year End Report.
And let’s end with a visual, courtesy of Jammie Wearing Fool: