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08.31.11 Myles Tanzer

Last summer’s mosque controversy showed the absolute worst of some New Yorkers. The August heat made people psycho and think it was even a little bit acceptable to have a discussion about whether a house of worship should be built near a construction site. Well this week marks the one year anniversary of the Park51 […]

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11.22.10 Bucky Turco

The prayers of right wing zealots and Islamophobes have been answered reports the New York Post, amidst the latest developments surrounding the construction of a house of worship in Downtown Manhattan that isn’t Christian. The tabloid is drumming up some new outrage over Park51 applying for a $5 million federal grant to build the Islamic […]

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08.17.10 Marina Galperina

It’s not just Trustocorp that’s popping up with art inspired by the lower Manhattan Islamic community center: an anti-tolerance painter gets on the news by making this “piece” depicting the evils of Islam as… a peppermint-baiting werewolf clown? […]

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08.11.10 Bucky Turco

Last night, the Daily Show nicely summed up the hysteria swirling around a proposed Islamic center in NYC. Apparently, there no distance from Ground Zero that is acceptable. […]

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08.09.10 Bucky Turco

Now that the GOP has turned a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero into a political football, gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio is the latest Republican to run with it, making this misleading promise should he win: “As governor I will appoint commissioners…who, like me, oppose this group’s plan to build a mosque at Ground Zero.” […]

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07.23.10 Bucky Turco

According to this impartial video, Muslims want to build an Islamic center blocks away from the World Trade Center as a “permanent symbol of victory.” In fact, historically, that’s the only reason why they’ve built them. Can you imagine the horror? That would be like the Christians building churches in places they’ve conquered. Surely, that […]

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07.22.10 Bucky Turco

The predominantly Republican borough of Staten Island is not a big fan of religious diversity—surprise!—and doesn’t want a terrorist training camp mosque in one of their neighborhoods. […]

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Bucky Turco

Like Sarah Palin, career Republican and partisan hack, Newt Gingrich, is interfering in local city politics and has come out against a proposed mosque in Lower Manhattan that he characterized as “overlooking the World Trade Center site.” Sigh. Refresher: This is the same politician, who just last year, argued for more religious freedom in the […]

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06.08.10 Bucky Turco

On Sunday, lots of angry people—including cougary firebrand Pamela Geller—demonstrated in Lower Manhattan against a planned mosque or as some described it, a “terrorist memorial,” blocks away from the World Trade Center site. Above is but a small sampling of their slightly inflammatory signs. |Photos: skymyrka| UPDATE: Flickr user and hater of sacred American values, […]

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05.26.10 Bucky Turco

Well, that’s what you would think Community Board 1 was voting on last night with all the anger brewing over a plan to build a mosque blocks away from Ground Zero. While it’s true that two dozen or so Islamic radicals did perpetrate the 9/11 attacks, there’s about a billion Muslims worldwide, so in the […]

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