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Radio Host Calls for Terrorist Attack Against Any Mosque Near Ground Zero
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Mike Rosen either has a very bad sense of humor or is a deranged lunatic. But in the anti-Muslim crowd, he will likely be hailed as a hero for speaking up against the very scary menace that is Islam in Manhattan.




Church Pastor Hears Echoes in Muslim Center Uproar
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Many New Yorkers were suspicious of the newcomers’ plans to build a house of worship in Manhattan. Some feared the project was being underwritten by foreigners. Others said the strangers’ beliefs were incompatible with democratic principles.




First Look Inside the Proposed Islamic Center
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According to the rough plans, the upper floors would include space for art exhibitions and interfaith programs. There would also be a 9/11 memorial and a space open to people of “all faiths and of no faith” for prayer, contemplation and meditation.




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.




Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie: Auschwitz and the Mosque Near Ground Zero
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Jewish Americans have generally been more supportive of the Cordoba House project than other Americans. Jews have been denied religious freedom and been the victims of religious discrimination so frequently that their natural sympathies lie with others who now confront these burdens.




Etan Thomas: Swastikas, Islamaphobia and Basketball
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I really had never seen that, besides at a Seeds Of Peace Camp where Israeli and Palestinian kids are forced to play together — but this was different. These kids kept describing themselves as brothers.




Behind the Mosque in an Islamic Center, an Imam and a Developer
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When asked why they resist moving the center to defuse critics who call its location near ground zero insensitive, for example, Mr. Abdul Rauf said that a move would anger Muslims overseas and endanger American troops.




Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.: Remembering the Sacred Acts of 9/12/01
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In attacking Park51, the Cordoba Initiative’s Islamic cultural center, the Geller-Palin-Gingrich-Beck-FOX syndicate has suddenly hallowed an old Burlington Coat Factory that lies two blocks from Ground Zero.




Fighting Islamophobia: Come, Let Us Reason Together
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(RNS) Tolerance is one of the hallmarks of democracy, particularly American democracy. In recent months we’ve witnessed numerous examples of misunderstandings, intolerance and ignorance. The ugliness has challenged our views on religious freedom and harmed interfaith relations.




Etan Thomas: Not New Rules but New Questions
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This Pastor Terry Jones in Texas who wanted to publicly burn the Qurans on 9/11 has gotten a lot of attention lately. They showed his congregation, and honestly, he has about 25 members in his church, 30 at the most. Does anyone think he may be doing this simply for publicity?