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Ground Zero Mosque

Archbishop Dolan Speaks Out On 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Archbishop Timothy Dolan thinks there's room for compromise in the mosque near Ground Zero debate. "My major prayer is that what has turned into so...

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.


Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

It's time for us to admit it. least a lot of us, simply don't like Muslims very much. A lot has been made of the recent CNN survey ab...

Build the Mosque!

Andrew Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrew Levine

Would that there were as much interest in building mosques -- or churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship -- as in building temples to Zeus. ...

It's Not About the Mosque! It's America's War on 'the Other'

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

The political firestorm with its epicenter in lower Manhattan really has nothing to do with 9/11 and everything to do with the fear that America is becoming a non-white-dominated country.

The 'Ground Zero Mosque' Conundrum: Lessons From The Convent at Auschwitz

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

The world has been here before on this one. And Christians, of all people, should know what it means to be rebuffed by those who perceived our attempt to make peace as just another kind of wound.

Who's Inside the Muslim Box?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Moderate Muslims chafe at being put into the same box with extremists. Right wingers jump into the box with them, however, because it holds any kind of close-mindedness, propaganda, and intolerance.

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.

Terror Babies, Mosques in Manhattan, and Gay Marriage

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

Mr. President, I like this version of you that is willing to weigh in on important debates to protect fundamental liberty. Now, could you please announce your support for marriage equality?

Ted Olson, Former Bush Solicitor General And Husband Of 9/11 Victim, Backs Obama On 'Ground Zero Mosque'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ted Olson, former George W. Bush solicitor general, attorney behind the case against California's gay marriage ban, and husband of a woman who died ab...

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?

Olbermann's Right, Wrong, and Delusional

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Olberman's most obvious and visible message is rage - raw emotion that becomes the message and which means, unintentionally, that he is playing the O'Reilly, Beck, Hannity, wing-nut game.

Peter King: Newt Gingrich 'WRONG' To Compare Mosque Organizers To 'Nazis' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) says it was "wrong" for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to analogize plans to build a mosque and Islamic community center ...

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?

Obama Does New York No Favors

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

People who don't know New York City often make the mistake of assuming that because we're so wildly diverse, we're wildly tolerant. Add Barack Obama to the list.

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.

Sam Stein

White House Pushes Back On Report That Rahm Was Skeptical Of Obama's Mosque Endorsement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House is pushing back against reports that the president's closest confidants, namely Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, were skeptical of Obama's...

"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?

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.

Ben Craw

WATCH Joe Scarborough Takes On Newt Gingrich Mosque Comments: 'It's Deplorable, It Is Sick Politics' | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough has devoted much of his program's airtime so far this week to criticizing Newt Gingrich over the former House Speak...

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?

Sam Stein On Ground Zero Mosque Imam: A Voice "We Should Be Elevating, Not Downplaying" (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein went on Morning Joe this morning to discuss the details of the proposed Islamic cultural center two block...

Mosque Is About Fear and Hate, the Real Harvest of War

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The Vietnam conflict is far, far different from today's wars. What is not different is the highly toxic effect that war has on a nation and its people.

To Mosque or Not to Mosque--Is That the Real Question?

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

This isn't even about Islam. It's about ... are we Americans or aren't we?