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Ground Zero Mosque Divides Generations

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The Muslim community center being built in New York has sparked debate around the world, including within my own home.

Amanda Terkel

BLUNT Talk: Congressman Compares Mosque To Dropping The N-Word | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who is running for the state's U.S. Senate seat against Democrat Robin Carnahan, yesterday went on The McGraw Show on St. Loui...

Ban Glenn Beck from Ground Zero

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

If we're banning things from near Ground Zero because they may offend 9/11 families, then banning Glenn Beck makes more sense than anything else.

A Mark of Everlasting Infamy

Annelle Sheline | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Annelle Sheline

All those trapped in dictatorial regimes, used to look to America as proof that the noble values that so often decorate a country's founding documents can also extend to that country's policies.

Ground Zero For The Democrats' Shame (And Ron Paul's Courage)

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

According to Talking Points Memo, the following Democrats have come out publicly in favor of building the Islamic center in Lower Manhattan: Senate ...

Mosque and Eggs: The Cable Combo Plate

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

You can actually hear the contaminated Muslim terrorist chickens chanting the name of their secret human leader! The Plotter in Chief!

Park51 Should Not Be Complicated For Jews

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

We Jews have too much at stake to risk siding with those who would prefer some and despise others. Our history tells us such people are not our allies. Our hope tells us that they will ultimately not prevail.

Ron Paul Breaks With Son, Rand Paul On Islamic Cultural Center Opposition (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) issued a harsh reprimand of detractors of the Park51 project last week, calling the outspoken and commonplace opposition of th...

Glen Beck PRAISED 'Good Muslim' Imam Rauf In 2006 (VIDEO)

Media Matters for America | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

...Rauf is widely viewed as a moderate and has often denounced the extremists who carry out violent attacks in the name of Islam... But Beck does not...

What Would Our Founding Fathers Say About The 'Ground Zero Mosque'?

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Our founding fathers anticipated this conundrum and laid out clear markers that we should use to guide our views.

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.

Daisy Khan: 'When Will Muslims Be Accepted?'

The Washington Post | Sally Quinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Daisy Khan is shocked. In a phone conversation with her minutes ago she said she couldn't believe that what had started out as "a community center for...

Friday Talking Points [135] -- The Sky Is Falling!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The media, quite obviously, has lost any capacity it once may have had for self-examination, to say nothing of its sense of irony. Every so often, th...

My Meetings With The Man Behind The Mosque

The Daily Beast | Brad Gooch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the leader of the controversial Islamic center Park51, represents a liberal version of Islam, says biographer Brad Gooch, who ...

The Untold Story Behind the "Mosque at Ground Zero"

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ahmed Rehab

American Muslims bear no collective guilt. We have nothing to apologize for and everything to be proud of, including our loyalty and hard-earned livelihoods.

WATCH: Dean Compares Mosque Controversy To Civil Unions...

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Keith Olbermann challenged former DNC chairman and Vermont Governor Howard Dean to explain why Park51, the proposed Muslim community center and mosque...

Strippers Weigh In On 'Ground Zero Mosque' Debate

WSJ | Andrew Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After the World Trade Center towers fell, a stripper named Chris went to volunteer in the recovery effort for the Red Cross. Nearly 10 years later, sh...

Lie About Auschwitz Fuels Park51 Hysteria

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

Why would one of the most powerful figures in the American Catholic clergy step into the anti-Muslim hysteria waving a lie? Maybe somebody on the Archbishop's team is a regular viewer of Fox News.

Ground Zero Mosque Protesters Borrow a Page From the Muslim Playbook

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ali A. Rizvi

Since when did the argument, "This should be banned because it's offensive and hurts our feelings!" start earning a place in any kind of rational discourse? Is sensitivity a prerequisite for freedom of expression?

Nancy Pelosi Calls For Probe Into Funding Of Opposition To 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called for a probe into the funding of efforts to oppose building a mosque and Islamic community center a few bl...

Islamophobia: Targeting an American Community

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Singling out Muslim Americans, much as with prejudice against Jewish Americans and Catholic Americans before them, will prove to be wrong. The question is how much damage will be done before the fear subsides.

Why Building the Mosque is Good for America!

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dean Obeidallah

Where can the Muslim community center be built in NYC? I say you can build it here or there, by a house or a mouse, in Tribeca by Robert DeNiro or further down by Ground Zero. It's that simple.

'Ground Zero Mosque' Will Be First LEED Certified Mosque In US

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Amid the uproar over the Cordoba House project, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin reveals that it will be the country's first certified "green mosque," named Park51...

Renovation of St. Patrick's Cathedral Opposed Based Upon Church's History of Child Molestation

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I certainly recognize and respect the opposition to the Cordoba Center at that particular site at this particular time, but we must distinguish between the right to protest and the right to prohibit.

Why Muslims Want the Muslim Community Centre in Lower Manhattan

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Naazish YarKhan

It's a space that will honor Islam and inter-faith learning. It will help us get to know each other better. Can we please give it a chance?