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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.

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...

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...

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 ...

Jason Linkins

Charlie Brooker On Park51 Coverage: The Media Should 'Just Give Up Now' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Charlie Brooker seems to have ably availed himself of actual facts, probably because he broke with traditions and actually went looking for them, and decided to repeat them to readers, almost as if he doesn't want to insult their intelligence!

Islamic Cultural Center May Get Public Financing: Group Seeks $70 Million

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The mosque's backers hope to raise a total of $70 million in tax-exempt debt to build the center, according to the New York Times. Tax laws allow such...

America's Promise Is Meant For Everyone

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

One day, I promise you, we will be as ashamed of the way American Muslims are viewed and treated in 2010 as we are of Japanese internment and Jim Crow. America's promise is meant for everyone or we are not America.

Park51 Controversy Requires Less Heat, More Light

Omid Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Omid Safi

The way that this whole issue has been framed is that "those" Muslims are coming here to build a mosque on "our" Ground Zero, our hallowed grounds. How to break it to these critics? Those Muslims are the US!

Bloomberg Bashes Park51 Critics On 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg stopped by the Daily Show last night to speak with host Jon Stewart about the proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero. Bloomberg has...

Sam Stein Takes On Conservative Talk-Show Host: 'How Big Does The Muslim-Free Zone Have To Be In Lower Manhattan For You To Be Comfortable?'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Sam Stein and Scott Hennen joined "Ed Show" guest host Cenk Uygur to talk about the ouster of Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and dim election outlook ...

Where Exactly Is Ground Zero?

AP | AMY WESTFELDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The furor over how close is too close to ground zero for a planned Islamic center and mosque has raised a simple question nine years ...

What Must Come Next in the Park51 Debate: Democrats Protecting America

Jack d'Annibale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack d'Annibale

The Park51 debate continues to reveal Republicans' incompetence on national security, making it a prime opportunity for the Democrats to fill that role as America's protectors -- abroad and at home.

Republican Hypocrisy and the Proposed Islamic Center

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It appears that, for the far right, the import of local opinion and the ability for local communities to make decisions for themselves only applies in communities that agree with the values of the far right.

9/11 Families Rally In Support Of 'Ground Zero Mosque'

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.25.2010 | New York

NEW YORK — The planned mosque and Islamic center blocks from ground zero got a new boost Wednesday from a coalition of supporters that includes ...

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: Senat...

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.