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Ground Zero Mosque INTERACTIVE: Tour The Area Around The Planned Islamic Center

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Masjid Manhattan, a mosque at 20 Warren Street, only four blocks from Ground Zero, has held prayers for its congregants on a regular basis for the...

Ground Zero Mosque Protesters Borrow a Page From the Muslim Playbook

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ali A. Rizvi

Since when did the argument, "This should be banned because it's offensive and hurts our feelings!" start earning a place in any kind of rational discourse? Is sensitivity a prerequisite for freedom of expression?

We Are Leaving, But Did We Succeed in Iraq?

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

From the beginning, President Obama has said that he was committed to a responsible departure from Iraq. Now we are leaving, as we must, but we have continuing responsibilities to the people of Iraq.

We Are All Victims of 9/11

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In the Cordoba House debate, we cannot allow one group of 9/11 victims to demand that other 9/11 victims abrogate their core principles or change their perception of America's core values.

Mosque Debate Reminds Us of Uncomfortable Nature of Freedom

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

Freedom is working when it is most "uncomfortable," and the U.S. Constitution is at its best when it's tremendously inconvenient. Don't confuse something being uncomfortable with something being unfair.

If You Are Against the Mosque, You Are Anti-American

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

If Ground Zero is a hallowed site, then we must allow all religions to pay their respects there. Can the Republicans and the Tea Party members really be saying that Ground Zero is a hallowed Christian site?

What Happened to the 'World' in World Trade Center?

Andrew Belonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrew Belonsky

If the right wants to call a Republican president's ally a "radical," go for it, but such proclamations betray an extremely narrow world view.

Ground Zero and Harry Reid's Cowardly Statement

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

The smartest way to battle extremist ideologies is to strengthen the voices of the vast majority of Muslims in the world who eschew violence and to promote pluralism.

A Call to Conscience

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Clarence B. Jones

The objections to the construction of the Mosque in the proposed Community Center two blocks from the World Trade Center suggest directly and indirectly that we are at war with Islam.

Anti-Muslim Bus Ad Set to Exploit "Ground Zero Mosque" Fear'

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Chen

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority just gave its blessing to a disturbing effort to tar the Cordoba Initiative by association with the 9/11 attacks, brought to you by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

Through Pain and Sacrifice, the American Promise Will Be Fulfilled

Donna Marsh O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Donna Marsh O'Connor

Why would we support a mosque at Ground Zero, particularly when there are many families who say it pains them? Our answer is the same as it has always been -- because it's American.

Latest CIA Interrogation Tapes Don't Tell the Whole Story

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Even if the newly released footage of Bin al shibh's interrogation in Morocco shows largely benign interrogations, we shouldn't forget that many of the videotapes that the CIA destroyed in 2005 documented serious abuse.

A Mosque at Ground Zero: Desperately Seeking George Washington's Wisdom

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Let's face the fact: What does it mean to assert that a mosque "desecrates" hallowed ground? It means that the desecrating being done is by people who are evil, unclean. And that is wrong, wrong, wrong.

A Question of National Security: Looking for Green Shoots

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dennis Santiago

Six months after 9/11 on March 11, 2002 the created the color code threat system was created. Life in the United States has been Yellow ever since; we have altered our infrastructure to accept constant threat as normal.

Obama Reframes Mosque Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama showed that the "Ground Zero mosque" argument is not a simple one, and in fact has two major segments. The first is whether or not the mosque "should be allowed" to be built. The second is whether it "should" be built.

The Proposed Lower Manhattan Islamic Center Deserves Nuanced Discussion, Not GOP Fear Mongering

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

When you throw religion, politics and a seminal tragic event in modern American history into a pot, it's going to get sticky, messy and potentially unpleasant. Such a cocktail requires a thoughtful discussion.

Newt and Nazis: Aiding and Abetting bin Laden

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Smucker

When Americans vilify Muslims en masse by considering them as enemies or potential enemies, al Qaeda's recruiting efforts are made easy.

Emergency Social Data Summit Highlights the Role of Social Media During Crises

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The bottom line here is that citizens, government, media and NGOs can collaborate in unprecedented ways using innovative technology.

Christian Extremism Is a Matter of U.S. National Security

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rahim Kanani

In just under seven minutes on AC360, Rev. Benham managed to deeply offend, disgrace and degrade the religion of Islam and all its 1.4 billion adherents -- many millions of whom live here in the United States, and of whom I am one.

Mosque Madness: Islam Is Not the Enemy

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Margolis

President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg did exactly the right thing by reminding their misled countrymen of our basic right of religious freedom and tolerance.

Obama Speak

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Weller

One should always think of Obama's words as a stream of consciousness; like listening to a police radio. You may hear anything.

Sarah Palin's 'Ground Zero' Mosque Tweets Demand Answers From Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin took to Twitter and Facebook Saturday and demanded that President Obama explain whether or not he supports the decision by a Muslim Center...

Obama Supports 'The Right' To Build Ground Zero Mosque

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Weighing his words carefully on a fiery political issue, President Barack Obama said Saturday that Muslims have the right to build a mosque near New Y...

Collective Trauma and Existential Anxiety

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

In my efforts over the last two decades to grasp the nature of emotional trauma (, I have shown ...

Firefighters Run Cross-Country In Remembrance Of 9/11

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

From The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Members of the FDNY are among firefighters planning to run from Los Angeles to New York in remembrance of the...