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Poll: More Republicans Support Strip Club Over Mosque Near Ground Zero
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Just four percent of Republican respondents said they support building a mosque two blocks from the site, whereas 21 percent said they would be fine with a strip club. Forty-nine percent of Democrats said they supported the mosque and 33 for the strip club.




Poll: North Carolina Voters Say No To Exploiting NYC Islamic Cultural Center In 2010 Elections
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A new survey from the Democratic-affiliated firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) finds that candidates arguing over the proposed Islamic Cultural Center in lower Manhattan has left a bad taste in North Carolina’s voters’ mouths.




Spencer Critchley: The “Ground Zero Mosque”: The Perfect Republican Talking Point
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In the last post Zach Friend and I wrote, we detailed the recipe for a Republican Talking Point. In the short time since then there has appeared a perfect example: the “Ground Zero mosque.”




Abraham H. Foxman: Exploiting the Mosque Controversy
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On August 18, the Rev. Graham told Time magazine: “President Bush and President Obama made great mistakes when they said Islam is a peaceful religion. It is not. There is no evidence in its history. It’s a religion of hatred. It’s a religion of war.”




Todd Green, Ph.D.: Anti-Mosque Sentiment in America: Lessons from Europe?
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That’s because this is a story that has been playing out in Europe for some time, with results ranging from restrictions on religious liberty to a worsening of tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims. America cannot afford to go down the same path.




Nicole Neroulias: Tim Brown Interview: Not All Ground Zero Mosques Are Created Equal(ly Objectionable)
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Everything in, above and around Ground Zero is personal for Tim Brown, a retired New York City firefighter who used to work at the World Trade Center and lost dozens of friends on Sept. 11, 2001.




Brad Hirschfield: Why Newt Gingrich Is Wrong on Ground Zero Mosque
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I refer to it as an Islamic building because the ongoing fight about whether it is a mosque or a cultural center is irrelevant. Typically, if you are in favor of the building’s construction, you refer to it as the latter and if opposed to it, as the former.