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Newt Gingrich Ground Zero Mosque

Newt's Law of Malevolence

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

What are people really hearing from Newt Gingrich? What I personally hear consistently is Gingrich, in his own distorted and malevolent manner, slandering and attempting to control entire groups of people.

Muslims And Intolerance

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Brauchli

It's the Muslims' fault. They're spoiling everything for the rest of us. That's because they are bringing out the worst in us, and it turns out there is a lot of worst for them to bring out.

How Dare You Use My Cousin's Murder on 9/11 to Justify Bigotry and Hatred

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Nine years ago my cousin was murdered when the airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center. It makes my blood boil when Fox News and right-wing politicians invoke the names of those who died on 9/11 for political gain.

Newt Gingrich Compares Park51 Project To Quran Burning: Obama Should Tell Imam 'Don't Do It'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Republican House speaker Newt Gingrich on Friday urged President Obama to respond to the Park51 Islamic Community Center proposal near Ground Z...

What Would Jesus Do Regarding Muslim Americans? You'd Be Surprised

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Asghar

Jesus would explain that His followers' business isn't to marginalize their Muslim fellow citizens, but to care for them in a manner that no one outside His Kingdom would.

Park51: Time to Move Beyond a Non-Issue

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

While Americans are embroiled in the debate whether to uphold civil liberties or follow emotional sensitivities, the world is awaiting the final verdict on Park 51.

GOP: Ground Zero Hypocrites

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

With all their vitriol about a mosque near Ground Zero, leading Republicans seem to forget that twenty-one days ago, 155 Republican representatives voted to defeat the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.

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.

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...

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?

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 Mosque Opponents Have a Lot of Work to Do

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If Newt, Sarah and Glenn were truly so driven to maintain the sacred purity of American "hallowed ground," they can start by campaigning for the removal of the General Robert E. Lee statue of Gettysburg.

Why the Shock Over Newt Gingrich's Nazi-Muslim Comparison?

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

When Newt painted a billion Muslims the world over with the swastika, it sparked outrage even among his fellow conservatives. And, sure, it's a deeply insulting, wholly absurd comparison. But why in the world is anyone shocked over Newt Gingrich using it?

Mosque Moaning: The GOP Diversion Tactic From Unfavorable Polls Gives Terrorists the Win They Want

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The latest GOP election sleight-of-hand? Divert attention from the news that projected Republican gains are going to be confined largely to the South by amping up the rhetoric on the mosque project in Lower Manhattan.

Newt Gingrich Calls 'Ground Zero Mosque' Organizers 'Radical Islamists' Seeking 'Supremacy,' Compares Them To Nazis (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich minced no words Monday morning when he called organizers of the "Ground Zero Mosque" "radical Islamists" seeking "s...

Correcting the Distorted Lens of Islamophobia

Sally Steenland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sally Steenland

We need to be more informed about Islam and its followers and push back against hate speech and fear-based rhetoric that lumps one of the world's greatest and most diverse faiths into a monolithic block.

Ground Zero Mosque: Yale Graduate Student Dismantles Newt Gingrich's Fear-Mongering | Carl Pyrdum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There are any number of reasons why an American might oppose the Cordoba House, the planned $100 million Muslim-financed community center that has com...

Jason Linkins

Ground Zero Mosque Opponents React Hysterically To Bloomberg Endorsement | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Committee "voted against protecting the 152-year-old building standing in the way of" the so-called "Ground Zero...

'Ground Zero Mosque' Debate: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Huffington Post

Should plans for the community center go forward? Is building an Islamic community center two blocks from the former site of the twin towers insensitive? Read what HuffPost bloggers had to say.

Yes, I Know That Churches Cannot Be Built in Saudi Arabia

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dilara Hafiz

If we ban the construction of a building associated with Islam, we are rewarding the perpetrators of 9/11 and punishing the innocent public yearning for a center for interfaith dialogue.

Jason Linkins

Ground Zero Mosque Opposition: The Paranoia About Sharia Law | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This boils down to whether you accept that Faisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the so-called "Ground Zero mosque" -- after having a long career building interfaith bridges -- has now accidentally exposed his secret plot to destroy America.

Why I Support the Ground Zero Mosque

Muhammad Ali Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Muhammad Ali Hasan

To my fellow conservative leaders who say they are against this project, yet claim to not be bigoted, I have news for you: you are a bigot.

Anti-Defamation League Should Not Oppose Mosques at Ground Zero

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alan Dershowitz

There is simply is no excuse for bigotry, and the ADL ought to know that better than any other organization.