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“If one were to build a mosque near ground zero, how would you feel?”

The question itself bears resemblance to something out of a trivia talk show.  And yet it is this very question that has metastasized into the current political, cultural, and religious crisis that we see today.  Though the project is not new, scant commentaries existed a few months ago.  Now, almost every major political personality has weighed his/her thoughts on the issue, including Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and most recently, President Barack Obama.
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By ISHAAN THAROOR Ishaan Tharoor Sun Aug 8, 1:20 pm ET

Opposition to a proposed mosque near Ground Zero swelled into a furor this week after its planners on Aug. 3 passed the last municipal hurdle barring them from building it. New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg spoke passionately in defense of the project. “Let us not forget that Muslims were among those murdered on 9/11 and that our Muslim neighbors grieved with us as New Yorkers and as Americans,” Bloomberg said in a speech that day. “We would betray our values and play into our enemies’ hands if we were to treat Muslims differently than anyone else.”
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