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08/19/2010 10:31 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Who's Supporting the Enemy in the Mosque Wars?

In recent days the 'Mosque Wars' over the proposed building of an Islamic community center several blocks from Ground Zero, has reached new heights. President Obama himself has waded unsuccessfully into the controversy while critics have painted the project almost as a harbinger of the apocalypse. The Imam behind the project has been characterized as a terrorist sympathizer despite being a bridge for interfaith dialogue.

Yet, who is actually providing support for the so-called enemy? In this clip below - as part of a series called LocoWorld TV that I also post on TheGeopolitico.com - I explain what the controversy is and why the opposition to the mosque will only embolden Al Qaeda.

Taufiq Rahim is a Visiting Scholar at the Dubai School of Government and blogs daily at TheGeopolitico.com