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Obama Does New York No Favors

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

People who don't know New York City often make the mistake of assuming that because we're so wildly diverse, we're wildly tolerant. Add Barack Obama to the list.

Anti-Mosque Sentiment in America: Lessons from Europe?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

Efforts to prohibit the construction of Islamic centers and mosques undermine American principles and move us closer to a Europe where restrictions on religious liberty are the most common means of "dealing" with Islam.

Quietly, Another Mosque Operates In Shadow Of Ground Zero

Religion News Service | By Nicole Neroulias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) Barely visible among the high-rise apartment buildings and cocktail lounges, a battered stee...

'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.

Ground Zero Mosque: Extremist 'Pilgrimage' Destination? An Interview With Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Joseph Ward III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

Imam Rauf spoke of using the model of the YMCA, which, decades ago, helped improve relationships between different Protestant Christians. Cordoba House will use the same community-building premise.

Why Newt Gingrich Is Wrong on Ground Zero Mosque

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Hirschfield

Newt Gingrich may be right that building any Islamic structure that close to Ground Zero is bad idea, at least for now. But his arguments for that position are at least as bad as the worst ones which favor its construction.