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Why Does the Rhetoric Have To Be So Outrageous?

Paula B. Mays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula B. Mays

There is a great chasm in our country. There seems to be a part of the country gripped in fear, and this fear has turned into absurdity manifested in crazy rhetoric.

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.

Build the Mosque on Ground Zero

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Everyone who hates America is going to get up in the morning thinking of knocking the Freedom Tower down. The only thing that might deter them? The risk that their target could fall over and hit a mosque.

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.

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.

America's Imam and His Problematic Mosque: A Muslim Viewpoint

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parvez Sharma

I, a mosque-loving Muslim, am against this mosque. The mostly tolerant fabric of the city, which is now my home, is being damaged, irrevocably perhaps, in this discussion.

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...

'Ground Zero Mosque' Debate Officially Ridiculous: New Protest Song Hits The Web (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The debate over the proposed "Ground Zero" mosque has officially jumped the shark. From YouTube user TradeMartin comes this music video for an origina...

Ground Zero Mosque INTERACTIVE: Tour The Area Around The Planned Islamic Center

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Masjid Manhattan, a mosque at 20 Warren Street, only four blocks from Ground Zero, has held prayers for its congregants on a regular basis for the...

It Took This to Tell That the GOP Big Tent Isn't So Big?

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

When naked political ambition unfettered by notions of common decency is coupled with rampant ignorance, the results can be pretty darn scary.

Obama's Mosque at Ground Zero

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

What we see in this administration is the most selective defense of religious liberty in our history. Only Muslims' religious liberty is being protected. Only their beliefs are respected by President Obama.

Playing the Nazi Card

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

Always ready to throw kerosene on a cultural blaze, Republican quote-meister Newt Gingrich has decreed that those sponsoring a mosque in lower Manhatt...

On Mosques, Borders, and Our 'Nation of Immigrants' This Election Season

Joshua Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Hoyt

During the past week, the predictable dance of Republican demagoguery and Democratic cowardice were on shameful display for the whole nation.

The Manhattan Mosque: A Solution

Michael Lutin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Lutin

This week Saturn and Pluto cross once more as they did on September 11th, 2001, so its no surprise that wounds are reopened on both sides and new l...

If You Are Against the Mosque, You Are Anti-American

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

If Ground Zero is a hallowed site, then we must allow all religions to pay their respects there. Can the Republicans and the Tea Party members really be saying that Ground Zero is a hallowed Christian site?

Who's Afraid of a Mosque?

Patrick Vergara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Vergara

To be perfectly honest, I am glad for the controversy over the proposed Cordoba Center in Lower Manhattan- one could hardly design a better political litmus test.

Ben Craw

WATCH Joe Scarborough Takes On Newt Gingrich Mosque Comments: 'It's Deplorable, It Is Sick Politics' | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough has devoted much of his program's airtime so far this week to criticizing Newt Gingrich over the former House Speak...

Sam Stein On Ground Zero Mosque Imam: A Voice "We Should Be Elevating, Not Downplaying" (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein went on Morning Joe this morning to discuss the details of the proposed Islamic cultural center two block...

Mosque Is About Fear and Hate, the Real Harvest of War

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The Vietnam conflict is far, far different from today's wars. What is not different is the highly toxic effect that war has on a nation and its people.

To Mosque or Not to Mosque--Is That the Real Question?

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

This isn't even about Islam. It's about ... are we Americans or aren't we?

Anti-Muslim Bus Ad Set to Exploit "Ground Zero Mosque" Fear'

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Chen

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority just gave its blessing to a disturbing effort to tar the Cordoba Initiative by association with the 9/11 attacks, brought to you by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

Ground Zero Mosque Opponents Have a Lot of Work to Do

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If Newt, Sarah and Glenn were truly so driven to maintain the sacred purity of American "hallowed ground," they can start by campaigning for the removal of the General Robert E. Lee statue of Gettysburg.

The "Mosque Affair," or, Far and Away the Country's Most Ridiculous Controversy

Ajay Singh Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ajay Singh Chaudhary

There is simply no actual controversy here. The proposal for this Islamic community center is as American as apple pie, or at least as American as the First Amendment.