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Cordoba House

Build the Mosque; Help Defeat al Qaeda

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

The Cordoba House would be a powerful symbol of U.S. tolerance and freedom that will stand in direct contradiction to al Qaeda's narrative that Americans hate Muslims.

My Meetings With The Man Behind The Mosque

The Daily Beast | Brad Gooch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the leader of the controversial Islamic center Park51, represents a liberal version of Islam, says biographer Brad Gooch, who ...

The Untold Story Behind the "Mosque at Ground Zero"

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ahmed Rehab

American Muslims bear no collective guilt. We have nothing to apologize for and everything to be proud of, including our loyalty and hard-earned livelihoods.

Why I Support The Muslim Center In New York

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

The genuine threat we face is not radical Islam but religious extremism of all stripes, including that preached by Gingrich.

Why Christians Should Support The 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

My Christian faith's values for forgiveness, truth, and love of neighbor lead me to conclude that politicians using the Islamic community center to score political points are mounting a direct assault against the honor of the dead.

WATCH: Dean Compares Mosque Controversy To Civil Unions...

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Keith Olbermann challenged former DNC chairman and Vermont Governor Howard Dean to explain why Park51, the proposed Muslim community center and mosque...

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?

America's "Good Muslims" Are Being Left Out to Dry

Abbas Barzegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Abbas Barzegar

From towering figures in the American Muslim community to the corner mosque preacher, the American Muslim message since 9/11 has been resolutely non-violent, ecumenical, and anti-Islamist.

It Took This to Tell That the GOP Big Tent Isn't So Big?

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

When naked political ambition unfettered by notions of common decency is coupled with rampant ignorance, the results can be pretty darn scary.

Park 51: The Ground Zero Mosque Is Not a Mosque

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anushay Hossain

Calling this Center the "Ground Zero Mosque" not only makes people think up dramatic images of an actual mosque right on the site of Ground Zero, but it also misconstrues the entire debate.

Build the Mosque

Zachary J. Iscol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zachary J. Iscol

Those who oppose building a mosque, the Cordoba House, on private property a few blocks from Ground Zero, have got it all backwards. They root thei...

Obama's Mosque at Ground Zero

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

What we see in this administration is the most selective defense of religious liberty in our history. Only Muslims' religious liberty is being protected. Only their beliefs are respected by President Obama.

Hypocrisy and the Mosque That Wasn't

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

2010-08-18-20100818wells.jpg How absurdly stupid would it be to broadly define Christianity as a hate faith because of Westboro Baptist and the KKK?

The Debates We Are Not Having Are Essential

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Why so mad? Americans are scared and angry by the length and depth of the tough times. This story is older, deeper and more profound than the slump since 2007.

"Ground Zero Mosque:" Politics of Fear and Persecution Assail American Character

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

What the GOP and the "ground zero mosque" detractors want you to believe is that the Americans at the Muslim cultural center are not Americans. Remember the Japanese internment camps?

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.

The Cordoba House and the Limits of Public Opinion

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

According to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, 70 percent of Americans oppose construction of the planned Cordoba House two blocks away from Ground Zero. Who cares?

Ground Zero for Tolerance

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

With their full-on Cold War against Islam, are the Republicans terminally stupid or are they just playing the dangerous fool?

Republicans Attack the Peaceful Imam

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Rumors linking Imam Feisal to terrorism have fallen on their face. Every day since 9/11, Feisal has worked with US law enforcement agencies to "eradicate terrorism."

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.

Sam Stein

'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam Helped FBI With Counterterrorism Efforts | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In March 2003, federal officials were being criticized for disrespecting the rights of Arab-Americans in their efforts to crack down on domestic secur...

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.

America the Lost

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Since the election of Barack Obama and the onset of the Great Recession, the post-September 11 madness has simply intensified and spread.

Sam Stein

Conservative Muslim-Americans' Letter To GOP Leaders: Don't Bring Mosque Debate Into Elections | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of conservative Muslim and Arab American officials on Tuesday went further than most in the GOP to accuse their Republican colleagues of tryin...

WATCH Olbermann: There Is No 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The "Ground Zero Mosque" is many things, but it is neither at ground zero nor is it really a mosque. So argued Keith Olbermann during Monday night's ...