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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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07.11.11 Bucky Turco

A Manhattan judge ruled against a once honorable, ex-FDNY firefighter trying to block the construction of an Islamic center near the World Trade Center site. Timothy Brown with the backing of the fanatical American Center for Law and Justice, had filed a lawsuit agains NYC’s Landmarks Preservation. […]

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02.04.11 Bucky Turco

Developer Sharif El-Gamal said Imam Abdallah Adhami will no longer be involved with Park51, a proposed Islamic center a few blocks from a significant construction site in Lower Manhattan. Echoing sentiments widely held by Jewish and Christian religious clerics, he made a bunch of disparaging shit about homosexuals, easily igniting another public firestorm over the […]

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01.07.11 Lauri Apple

Wac-Mart is the synthesis of two divergent causes: opposition to the Park51 not-mosque, and the adoration of Walmart expressed by xeno-banshee Pamela Geller and her ilk. In other words, a failed mash-up. […]

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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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10.07.10 Bucky Turco

Over two centuries ago, Catholics in Lower Manhattan dealt with many of the same issues that modern day Muslims are facing today. In 1785, there was an uproar over the proposed location of St. Peter’s Church and although it happened over 225 years ago, sounds eerily similar to the current opposition surrounding Park51. […]

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09.21.10 Bucky Turco

Scattered around the city and within blocks of the WTC site are starkly designed posters that encourage the public to weigh in on the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ – ‘Islamic Community Center’ debate that has died down considerably since 9/11, but is ready to flare back up at a moment’s notice. […]

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09.10.10 Bucky Turco

The New York Post, one of the few media outlets that still calls a proposed Islamic center in Lower Manhattan the “Ground Zero mosque,” says it has definitive proof the World Trade Center’s boundaries extend further than the site by way of a map detailing the dispersion of human remains. It was created by firefighters […]

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