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A crowd protests a planned Muslim community center in lower Manhattan, near the Ground Zero site, Aug. 22.

A feeling of insecurity is the underlying motive behind the silly rhetoric about the Park 51 Muslim community center in New York City. Opponents are expressing the despair of the defeated. Read more»

A demonstration against a proposed mosque and Islamic community center in lower Manhattan, Aug. 22.

Plans for mosques have run into stiff opposition across the country, not just near Ground Zero. Last week, we noted that the Islamic community center planned near ground zero is safe on legal grounds. Political outcry, nonetheless, has not subsided. Read more» 1

For all the anger, political strategizing and stabs in the heart that the plans to build a Muslim community center near ground zero may have brought about, land-use and zoning experts say opponents of the project have very little legal basis on which to rest their argument. Read more»

The controversy over a mosque close to the World Trade Center site can do irreparable harm to United States foreign policy and its struggle against Islamic extremism. It gives strength to Osama bin Laden's contention that the West is at war with Islam, and that it is the duty of every Muslim to resist. Read more»