Thursday, August 19, 2010

Is the "Ground Zero Mosque" a national issue? New Yorkers react.

I'm not sure this really should have been a "breaking news alert" from the Washington Post, but the story has important points. The elevation of the mosque debate onto the national stage is misplaced for so many reasons. And I sure wish more people understood what freedom of religion meant to our Founding Fathers (and Mothers.)

News Alert: New Yorkers react to Muslim center debate
09:23 PM EDT Thursday, August 19, 2010

The national debate over the center near Ground Zero bears little resemblance to the reality on the ground in New York, where the local political establishment, from opponent Rep. Peter King (R) to supporter Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D), all agree that it would be better if the national, non-New York critics knew what was happening, both politically and spatially.

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