Who will stand up to the GOP’s war on Islam?

Salon
by Gene Lyons

08/19/10

Even granting that more people are nuts on the subject of religion than all other topics combined, this entire ginned-up controversy about the planned construction of an Islamic cultural center in the vicinity of ground zero in Lower Manhattan illustrates the Founding Fathers’ wisdom like no other. No establishing, no prohibiting, period. Also, alas, it highlights the sheer cynicism of the GOP politicians pressing it as an election-year ‘wedge’ issue. Regardless of how hard they try to disguise it, if only from themselves, those who would forbid the project express an essentially tribal view of Americanism specifically repudiated by the U.S. Constitution...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Demagoguing the Mosque
http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul690.html

Why Has the ‘World Trade Center Mosque’ Become a Major Issue?
http://www.lewrockwell.com/franke/franke13.1.html

Is the Muslim My Neighbor?
http://www.lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w165.html

Lest We Forget
http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/shaffer222.html

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Welcome To America

Man Mistaken for Muslim Harassed at NY Anti-Mosque Rally

Video

An African-American man who was mistakenly thought to be Muslim was harassed at an anti-mosque rally yesterday in New York City.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26235.htm



Anti-Mosque Coalition's Website Owned By Neo-Conservative Islamophobe Frank Gaffney

By Alex Seitz-Wald

The Coalition to Honor Ground Zero, appears to be funded by a major neo-conservative advocacy group, with deep-pocketed donors, and extensive connections to the conservative establishment.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26243.htm



9/11 families, others rally in favor of NYC mosque

The planned mosque and Islamic center blocks from ground zero got a new boost Wednesday from a coalition of supporters that includes families of Sept. 11 victims.

http://bit.ly/bqe0Lu


From Information Clearing House

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US: All Officials Should Uphold Freedom of Religion
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/08/31-3



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