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The N.Y. Islamic Center Controversy: How People of the Same Faith Can Disagree

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

The Gallup numbers suggest that there is greater diversity of opinion than is often presumed and clearly demonstrate that no one view, even with any given faith community, holds sway.

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.

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...

Jason Linkins

TNR's Marty Peretz Attempts 'Apology' For Column Bashing American Muslims | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

New Republic editor Marty Peretz added to his compendium of racist bilge in a column. Today, he offers up what purports to be an "apology."

Jason Linkins

Quran Burning Story: This Is How The Media Embarrass Themselves | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The story of how one lone idiot, pimping an 18th-century brand of community terrorism, held the media hostage and forced some of this nation's most powerful people to their knees to fitfully beg an end to his wackdoodlery is an extraordinary one.

Jason Linkins

TNR's Marty Peretz: Muslims Unworthy Of 'The Privileges Of The First Amendment' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

From time to time, I harbor grave doubts about whether or not Peretz is worthy of the privileges of the First Amendment. But in the end, I suppose pornography provides a low bar for Peretz to barely clear.

Imam in the Middle, But Is He in the Center?

Aasim I. Padela | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Aasim I. Padela

As the Park51 project near Ground Zero has become painted as an issue of religious freedom, American Muslims are confronted with championing the cause of a man who may not accurately represent them.

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...

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...

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...

Jason Linkins

Anti-Muslim, Anti-Gay '9/11 Christians' Plan Church Near Ground Zero | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, what if, in addition to the Park51 interfaith cultural center and basketball courts that are not at Ground Zero, we had a bigoted kook-church for ...

The Controversy Over the NYC Mosque Shows We Really Don't Know Each Other Well Enough

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

As I followed the issue, I was struck by how the word mosque became the dominant conflict driven media frame of the story and how interfaith bridge building and creating a space for moderate Islam receded into the background.

'Ground Zero Mosque' and Religious Freedom in America

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

These protests, diatribes, and campaigns against Park51, the proposed Muslim community center in lower Manhattan, violate the ideals of religious freedom to which our country has long aspired.