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Ground Zero Mosque

Extremism, the Makeover, and Election 2010

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Not long ago, a passing familiarity with Bible verses, a flair for rhetoric, and hunger for a following could be enough to land someone in a small-tow...

Jason Linkins

Park51 Opponents Now Just Dragging Missiles Around Manhattan, Because They Understand Tact | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Courtesy of Jim Newell and Mark Borden comes some photographic documentation of how the dialogue over the proposed Park51 cultural center is proceedin...

Jon Stewart asks Jesus about Mosque Ground Zero

Jan Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jan Phillips

I woke up last night to the sound of laughing and realized I'd fallen asleep with the TV on. It was 3 AM and I knew it was Jon Stewart but I had to fu...

Muslim-Bashing Televangelist Coming To Ground Zero | By Samuel Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Muslim-bashing evangelical preacher is bringing his inflammatory brand of worship to Ground Zero - and even the anti-mosque crowd doesn't want him. ...

Interdependence Day: Celebrating the "Us" in USA

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Interdependence Day is one way of beginning to deal with the red and blue divide by building bridges and a shared community of choice. That which we celebrate can bind us together.

Large-Spirited America

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Robert Koehler

"The holiest of all spots on earth is where an ancient hatred has become a present love." All along, Sept. 11 has cried out for words like this, for ...

Mosque'd in Controversy

Vaishali | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As prominent as religious hypocrisy is in this debate, there is a deeper issue.

Heeding Heschel's Call: Hebrew Union Seminarians Pray With Their Feet at Park51

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Heeding Heschel's call, on Tuesday, August 31, over forty students, staff, and faculty from Hebrew Union College - New York walked with signs of support, yarmakules, prayer shawls, and ceremonial rams horns from our campus on West Fourth Street to the Park51 community center.

Obama Poll Watch -- August 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Augusts haven't been very kind to Obama. Two years ago, August was "Reverend Wright" month. Last year, August was "death panel" month. By that measure, at least, this past August wasn't actually all that bad.

The "Ground Zero Mosque": The Perfect Republican Talking Point

Spencer Critchley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

It's always the same: their side throws out a bogus-but-intense talking point, and our side argues the facts. The facts don't matter with these things. All that matters are emotion and repetition.

The "Mosque"

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Peter Clothier

Is resistance to the Ground Zero mosque a part of some "Christian agenda"? No. It has nothing to do with Christianity. It has everything to do with politics, with the exploitation of ignorance, prejudice and fear in order to further a political goal.

Feisal Abdul Rauf: Islamic Center Fight Could Shape Muslim Relations In America

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The imam leading plans for an Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York said the fight is o...

The Importance of Building Shared Cultural and Spiritual Spaces: Lessons in the 'Mosque' Debates

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

As an American Muslim and a mother about to send my child to a high school located just blocks from Ground Zero, I add to the list of a mom's first day of school worries: how safe will my son be?

Imam Feisal Abdul-Rauf Praises America as Muslims Applaud Him

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taufiq Rahim

Imam Feisal Abdul-Rauf's voice in the the Middle East and wider Muslim community has been one of moderation, as he has sought to build intercontinental and interfaith bridges.

Jason Linkins

Newt's Park51 Stance Puts Him 'To The Right' Of Il Duce | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ben Smith's been digging into whether Newt Gingrich's call -- "There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches...

What Lebanon Can Teach the U.S. About Religious Tolerance

David Samel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Samel

Americans and New Yorkers have a lot to learn about religious freedom and tolerance, and can take lessons from Beirut.

'Ground Zero Mosque': What Team Do You Want to Play On?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The signs are out. The protesters are screaming. The foam forms around the mouths: "You can't worship like that here!" Wait: am I talking about the NYC mosque protests or Westboro Baptist Church protests?

Jason Linkins

Quinnipiac's Park51 Polling Doesn't Make Much Sense | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Adam Serwer rounds up the confusing results of Quinnipiac's polling on the Park51 project and notes that the results bespeak "cognitive dissonance." T...

Ground Zero Mosque Imam Has Long History of NJ Real Estate Woes

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Imam Feisal Rauf, the Muslim cleric behind the contentious mosque/Islamic Center project near Ground Zero is no stranger to real estate woes. Two hard...

Maddow: Islamic Center Opponents Could Be Stoking Anti-Muslim Attacks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow said that the opposition to the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero could be the reason behind a wave of anti-Muslim incidents arou...

Katie Couric Interviews God About Ground Zero Mosque

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Molly Secours

Perhaps disappointed and bemused with the incessant bickering, backbiting and slandering, God finally agreed to set the record straight about the proposed Ground Zero Mosque in an interview with Katie Couric.

Please Stop Complaining About the Media's 'Ground Zero Mosque' Coverage

Dan Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Abrams

Is the media to ignore a story where 70 percent of the public oppose building the center? Many blame the media for those numbers, but the fact that most didn't know about it doesn't mean they wouldn't have cared if they did.

Jason Linkins

Orrin Hatch Supports Building Of Park51: 'I'd Be The First To Stand Up For Their Rights' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Good on Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). ThinkProgress's Alex Seitz-Wald has video of Hatch giving an interview to Salt Lake City's Fox 13 News, in wh...

Poll: Most New Yorkers Want Islamic Center Moved, Investigated

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A new poll finds 71 percent of New Yorkers want the developers of an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero to voluntarily mo...

Community Board Head Wants Interfaith Component For Islamic Center

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The chairwoman of the community board that voted for an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero said she believes adding an interf...