A mosque built some blocks from ground zero is not a provocation.
A mosque named after Cordoba, the captial of Moorish Spain, is not a provocation.
A mosque slated to be dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is not a provocation.
A mosque built by someone who's reaction to 9/11 was, "You can't say you didn't have it coming." is not a provocation.
A mosque built near ground zero by a man who thinks 9/11 was a natural reaction, dedicated 10 years to the day after 9/11 named after the symbol of Muslim victory of the West, on the other hand?
Come on guys, this isn't brain surgery.
They have every right to build it, of course. And if hundreds of private citizens happen to aim high-resolution security cameras at the entrance and just roll tape, I'm pretty sure they have that right, too. I'm sure the next time an Al-Qaeda flunkie comes to visit the Big Apple, the FBI will luckily happen upon a huge amount of photographic evidence of his interactions with the Cordoba Institute, from ordinary folks who just happened to leave cameras on their windowsill. And that wouldn't break me up too much, either.