When a group of students was recently assigned to write reports on Martin Luther King, Jr., several of them learned that King had in fact been a drunken philandering con man. Where in the www did these kids search? Google, for starters.
The ADL has unintentionally but nevertheless certainly increased the tensions between Jews and Muslims at a moment when all sane people in both communities recognize the need to build bridges of understanding.
To make the Ground Zero mosque a test of whether one supports religious freedom or is stereotyping Muslims is to engage in demagoguery. The ADL's position has been deeply misunderstood and mischaracterized.