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Ground Zero Mosque

First Amendment Foolishness

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

It's really dangerous when someone is pandering to emotions and prejudice. It's not just Palin. In the case of the Mosque the national political zoo is full of panderers.

An Ode to the Ground Zero Mosque Controversy

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

'Twas nine years after the September 11th attack, But the faultlines revealed by that trauma are back. Where once, we were a nation that mourned for ...

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...

Postmodern Politics and the Ground Zero Mosque Issue

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

After the symbolic politics we've been seeing, a simple and humane gesture like moving the mosque would have to be interpreted as a loss -- as backing down in the face of bigotry.

Giuliani: 'Ground Zero Mosque' Promotes Anger, Hatred (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If it has to do with 9/11, you can bet former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's going to put his stamp on it. Giuliani weighed in on the debate swi...

I Am A Muslimerican

Qasim Basir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qasim Basir

I have always believed in the ideals of this country, and because of that, I beat the odds and followed my dreams of becoming a working film writer and director. But at some point, I and others who share my faith became the Other.

Strippers Weigh In On 'Ground Zero Mosque' Debate

WSJ | Andrew Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After the World Trade Center towers fell, a stripper named Chris went to volunteer in the recovery effort for the Red Cross. Nearly 10 years later, sh...

Obama's Infidel Wisdom

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


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...

Lie About Auschwitz Fuels Park51 Hysteria

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

Why would one of the most powerful figures in the American Catholic clergy step into the anti-Muslim hysteria waving a lie? Maybe somebody on the Archbishop's team is a regular viewer of Fox News.

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?

Redlining the Ground Zero Mosque?

Muhammad Ali Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Muhammad Ali Hasan

Free land in New York City? Pretty sweet deal, right? Unfortunately, for Paterson and King, they are practicing one of the most bigoted forms of public policy that has greatly hurt America -- redlining.

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.

President Obama Supports Mosque, Again Defies the People

James B. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James B. Davis

The issue is not whether there should or should not be a mosque, it is that the President has repeatedly ignored the will of the vast majority of the American public.

Al Franken: Conservative Criticism To Mosque 'Disgraceful,' Gingrich Nazi Comparison 'Offensive'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said on Wednesday that conservative criticism of plans to develop a mosque and Islamic community center in close proximity t...

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.

HuffPost Thursday: Meetup To Discuss The Craigslist Killer, Cuba and Iraq

Ben Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Bell

Happy Thursday! You know what this means. It is once again time to meetup and discuss this week's headlines. Here are a few suggestions from the edit...

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...

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.

Who's Supporting the Enemy in the Mosque Wars?

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taufiq Rahim

2010-08-19-pullvd.jpgWho is actually providing support for the so-called enemy in the "Mosque wars"?

Today's Front Pages: August 19

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Talk of the town....

Ground Zero Construction Workers Wear WTC Mosque Protests | Jill Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

DOWNTOWN -- Construction workers at the World Trade Center are wearing their opposition to a nearby mosque and community center on their hard hats, an...