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Swastikas, Islamaphobia and Basketball

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Etan Thomas

Unfortunately, discrimination turns out to be what brings about the non-partisanship that President Obama has been so desperately trying to achieve.

The Importance of Building Shared Cultural and Spiritual Spaces: Lessons in the 'Mosque' Debates

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

As an American Muslim and a mother about to send my child to a high school located just blocks from Ground Zero, I add to the list of a mom's first day of school worries: how safe will my son be?

Please Stop Complaining About the Media's 'Ground Zero Mosque' Coverage

Dan Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Abrams

Is the media to ignore a story where 70 percent of the public oppose building the center? Many blame the media for those numbers, but the fact that most didn't know about it doesn't mean they wouldn't have cared if they did.

Cordoba House and Religious Freedom

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

It has been said that liberty is a political good that's easier to win than to maintain; easier to unlearn than to learn. To judge by events of the last three months, we have gone a long way toward unlearning the habits of religious freedom.

The Cordoba House Debate: "It's Like A Dog Chasing Its Tail"

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

A lot has been written and will be written about the controversy* surrounding the proposed construction of the Cordoba House, two blocks from the Worl...

Where Is the Unhallowed Ground?

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Conservatives keep asking: Where are the moderate Muslims? I want to know: where are the moderate Americans? Where are the politicians who will finally stand up to this right-wing extremism?

Build the Mosque; Help Defeat al Qaeda

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

The Cordoba House would be a powerful symbol of U.S. tolerance and freedom that will stand in direct contradiction to al Qaeda's narrative that Americans hate Muslims.

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.

An Ode to the Ground Zero Mosque Controversy

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

'Twas nine years after the September 11th attack, But the faultlines revealed by that trauma are back. Where once, we were a nation that mourned for ...

Park 51: The Ground Zero Mosque Is Not a Mosque

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anushay Hossain

Calling this Center the "Ground Zero Mosque" not only makes people think up dramatic images of an actual mosque right on the site of Ground Zero, but it also misconstrues the entire debate.

Ground Zero Mosque: Paterson Tries To Broker Deal For Alternate Location

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY and BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson, who last week suggested that developers of a proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero might want ...

The "Mosque"

Lucia Brawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lucia Brawley

It shocks me that so many Americans are ready and willing to ditch their commitment to the Constitution, demanding the prohibition of the Cordoba House, an Islamic cultural center.

"Ground Zero" Mosque To Move?

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

**SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATE** Have Muslim leaders behind the misnomered "Ground Zero" mosque backed down? Yes, according to Israel's Haaretz. The pape...

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...

'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...

'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.

Paranoid Politics: The Denial of Islamophobia

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jillian York

Concerned communities should engage in dialogue with Muslims and their organizations, and learn more about them, rather than rely on the types of prejudices and paranoia being hawked by Islamophobes.

Funding For Ground Zero Mosque Still In Question

Religion News Service | By Ankita Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Ankita Rao Religion News Service (RNS) A major political clash is brewing in New York over a planned mosque near Ground Zero, with Republicans dem...