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What About The Wisdom? The View & Bill O'Reilly

Stuart Connelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Connelly

I don't know if I have the stomach to be able to stand writing about either The View or Bill O'Reilly individually, so I actually welcome the opportun...

Prominent Park51 Opponent: Stop Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Chandler

With Park51 retreating under a cloud of Tea Party witchcraft and midterm election white noise, Foxman's crucial reaffirmation of the need for tolerance arrives at the exact moment when it is least needed.

Freedoms or Feelings?

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harris Zafar

So what will it be America? Do we protect our feelings or our freedoms? Let's choose one and be consistent.

Strippers, Yes! Muslims, No! -- A Rhyming Rant

Jim Parry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jim Parry

Give a big "Thank you, gals!" to the Pussycat Lounge Only two blocks from sacred Ground Zero. Thanks to Puss in our midst we do not have to scrounge T...

WATCH: Rosen Claims 'Worst Person' Title For Comment On NYC Islamic Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On Monday, Denver Post Columnist Mike Rosen earned the dubious distinction of 'Worst Person in the World' on Keith Olbermann's MSNBC show. Rosen ea...

EDL, Tea Party Forming 'Strong Links' In Anti-Islam Efforts

The Observer | Mark Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The English Defence League, a far-right grouping aimed at combating the "Islamification" of British cities, has developed strong links with the Americ...

Amanda Terkel

Poll: More Republicans Support A Strip Club Over A Mosque Near Ground Zero | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new survey from the Democratic-affiliated firm Public Policy Polling finds that more Republicans support constructing a strip club than a mosque nea...

Denver Radio Host Mike Rosen Pushes for Terrorist Attack on Islamic Center Built in Lower Manhattan

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

During a question about whether an Islamic Center should be allowed to be built in Lower Manhattan, Rosen said that if one is built, he supports terrorists blowing it up.

Jason Linkins

Elie Wiesel, David Axelrod Will Totally Solve That Whole 'Ground Zero Mosque' Problem | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Smith has a story up today about a "public conversation" between David Axelrod and Elie Wiesel that took place Wednesday night at the 92nd Street ...

Elie Wiesel, David Axelrod Talk Fanaticism, Appear To Reach Agreement On Park51 (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel sat down at the 92nd Street Y in New York City Wednesday night to tal...

Poll: 60% Of New Yorkers Oppose Ground Zero Mosque, Half Think It Would Promote Tolerance | By Frank Lombardi, Edgar Sandoval and Bill Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A survey of New Yorkers shows six out of 10 oppose plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero. Results of the Siena Research Institute poll were rele...

Jewish Activists Support Ground Zero Mosque

AP | MARC BEJA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A group of Jewish activists and community leaders voiced their support for a planned mosque near ground zero and said opponents, incl...

The United States of Apathy's Motto Is 'We Don't Care'

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

America is truly exceptional in its ability to not care, although Americans do care about some things. For instance, we care about having vast amounts of inexpensive food and gas.

Where Does Anthony Weiner Stand On Ground Zero Mosque?

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York won plaudits from liberals across the country when he erupted on the House floor last week over GOP opposition ...

Ground Zero Mosque: Group To Fight Vote Clearing Way For Islamic Community Center

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The debate over a planned Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero became a court fight Wednesday, as a conservative advo...

Why The Mosque Melee Actually Signals A New Era Of Religious Tolerance

Jim Kenney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Kenney

for those closest to the ongoing interreligious movement, tolerance just won't suffice. Real intercultural harmony demands exposure, as well as respect, mutuality, and, ultimately, engagement.

PHOTOS: Ground Zero Mosque Plans Unveiled

AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP)-- Conceptual sketches of the Islamic center planned two blocks from ground zero envision a futuristic-looking building wrapped in a hone...

Amanda Terkel

Poll: North Carolina Voters Say No To Exploiting NYC Islamic Cultural Center In 2010 Elections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new survey from the Democratic-affiliated firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) finds that candidates arguing over the proposed Islamic Cultural Center i...

What Sharia Law in Democracies Tells Us About Islam

Josh Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Josh Goodman

Sharia has long been part of the law of the land in both Israel and India, two of America's greatest allies.

Auschwitz And The Mosque Near Ground Zero: The Problems With This Analogy

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

If there is a lesson to be learned from John Paul's actions regarding the Carmelite convent at Aushwitz, it is exactly the opposite of what Cordoba House opponents are now claiming.

Digging Up Muslim Graves

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

I buried my father a few days ago in a Muslim cemetery outside of Phoenix, Arizona. He passed away unexpectedly in his sleep in the last few days of ...

Renee Ellmers, North Carolina Congressional Candidate, Defends Controversial Anti-Mosque Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Renee Ellmers, a Tea Party-backed congressional challenger to Rep. Bob Etheridge in North Carolina, spoke with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Friday to defe...

'60 Minutes' Offers Platform for Extremist Pamela Geller

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Taylor Marsh

It was a segment that embarrassed "60 Minutes" and proved Scott Pelley doesn't do his homework, at least not where editing his own segment is concerne...


Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Every American remembers that day, where we were, what we were doing when we heard. The attack was devastating, and horrible; it was as unforeseen as...

'SNL' Mocks GOP Fears With Ad For Gay Weddings At Downtown 'Mosque' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" didn't shy away from controversial political topics on last night's season premiere, taking down Christine O'Donnell in the cold...