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Make Mosques Not War: My Foolproof Plan to Terror-Proof America

David Misch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Misch

We should move the "Ground Zero" "Mosque" to Ground Zero. And because bigger is safer, make it the centerpiece: a magnificent 1,776-foot terrorist-thwarting Mosque of Invulnerability.

Cordoba House and Religious Freedom

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

It has been said that liberty is a political good that's easier to win than to maintain; easier to unlearn than to learn. To judge by events of the last three months, we have gone a long way toward unlearning the habits of religious freedom.

Ground Zero Mosque Divides Generations

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The Muslim community center being built in New York has sparked debate around the world, including within my own home.

Why Howard Dean's Call for "Open Discussion" on So-Called Ground Zero Mosque Is Misguided

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Dean says he wants American Muslims, whom he says have been treated badly since 9/11, to be welcomed "back into the fold" of American society. How is that to happen?

Build Or Burn? It Hurts Some, But It Is Constitutional

Zareena A. Grewal, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Zareena A. Grewal, Ph.D.

Our Constitution protects Muslims' rights to build the Cordoba Institute as well as Christians' rights to burn the Quran in protest of it.

Where Is the Unhallowed Ground?

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Conservatives keep asking: Where are the moderate Muslims? I want to know: where are the moderate Americans? Where are the politicians who will finally stand up to this right-wing extremism?

Who's Afraid of a Mosque?

Patrick Vergara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Vergara

To be perfectly honest, I am glad for the controversy over the proposed Cordoba Center in Lower Manhattan- one could hardly design a better political litmus test.

When Principle and Politics Meet at the Mosque

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The political imbroglio over the Cordoba Initiative in New York is not about the mosque. It's about the overwhelming impulse to be elected or re-elected to the detriment of all else in the public interest.

Renovation of St. Patrick's Cathedral Opposed Based Upon Church's History of Child Molestation

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I certainly recognize and respect the opposition to the Cordoba Center at that particular site at this particular time, but we must distinguish between the right to protest and the right to prohibit.

Anti-Mosque Sentiment in America: Lessons from Europe?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

Efforts to prohibit the construction of Islamic centers and mosques undermine American principles and move us closer to a Europe where restrictions on religious liberty are the most common means of "dealing" with Islam.