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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...

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.

Sam Stein

Pro-Cordoba House Group Ties Harry Reid And Howard Dean To Muslim Cab Driver Stabbing | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A progressive non-profit group supporting the Islamic cultural center in downtown Manhattan released a video on Thursday chastising prominent Democrat...

Dear America, Dear Muslim World

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Recent data revealed that over 50,000 people were killed by terrorist attacks worldwide in 2008. Over 50 percent of those killed were Muslim.

The Muslim Community Center Debate -- Continuing Our Duty

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

When we signed up for service, we swore to uphold the Constitution. Some have tried to claim that the construction of the community center at its currently planned site is "anti-America." We don't believe that to the be case, at all.

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...

How Will We Remember Ground Zero? Strawberry Fields Shows the Vital Importance of Good Design

Paul Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Paul Gunther

At its quarter century mark in 2036, will the World Trade Center Memorial still have an audience beyond descendant survivors and first-time tourists?

Three Talking Points on... the Cordoba Islamic Cultural Center

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

After a recent appearance on Fox News, where I discussed the Cordoba House Islamic Cultural Center being planned in lower Manhattan, a friend asked me...

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...

Build Or Burn? It Hurts Some, But It Is Constitutional

Zareena A. Grewal, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Zareena A. Grewal, Ph.D.

Our Constitution protects Muslims' rights to build the Cordoba Institute as well as Christians' rights to burn the Quran in protest of it.

Archbishop Dolan: Show Leadership on Mosque

Jim O'Grady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim O'Grady

What Archbishop Dolan is uniquely qualified to do is promote understanding and help tamp down an incendiary issue by telling the story of Irish Catholics in America.

The Not-at-Ground Zero Mosque Will Define U.S.-Muslim Relations for the Next Decade

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Conservative Republicans peddling into the hands of al-Qaeda are also creating false dichotomies that force division, catering to the growing prejudice of Americans towards Muslims and Islam.

Obama's John Kerry Mistake

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

John Kerry made a fatal error in ignoring the swiftboaters one hot August election year. President Barack Obama is making the same error; it may not lead to a catastrophe, but it's certainly making things interesting.

'Ground Zero Mosque' Controversy And The Pitfalls Of The Interfaith Dialogue Movement

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

That Jews and Arabs share a culture is a fact that stands in stark contrast with the idea that there is a primordial rupture between the peoples that has fed the endemic and corrosive violence that now permeates the region.

Jason Linkins

Cordoba Initiative Opponents Aid Radical Extremists | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If there was one frail, painfully naive hope I harbored when I left for vacation over a week ago, it was for all this national nonsense over the propo...

Sam Stein

Glenn Beck's Joint Appearance With 'Good Muslim' Imam Rauf In 2006, Both Denounced Radical Islam (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The campaign to defend the controversial Islamic cultural center in downtown Manhattan continued on Monday even as the imam behind the project remaine...

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...

A Tale of Two Mosques

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shai Baitel

Having a right and doing the right thing, for one's goals and one's community, might be two different things. What worked for a mosque in Nazareth still has the chance to work with Park 51.

The Real Threat Posed by the Cordoba Mosque

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah Anthony Libresco

It's easy to say that the people behind the Park51 mosque and community center should have simply placed their center farther away to avoid giving offense, but it's hard to guess how far away would be safe.

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.

America, Home of the Free -- Except for Muslims?

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Religious faith is too important to become a political punching bag. One does not have to like or even respect Islam to believe its practitioners have the right to build a worship center wherever they wish.

Feigning Patriotism in Order to Spew Un-American Rhetoric

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

I refer to those who oppose building the mosque at Ground Zero as holding an un-American position because the First Amendment stands in their way, yet they still seek the path of the emotional short cut.

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?

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...