Edifice complex: The controversial Islamic center proposed for erection near Ground Zero won big yesterday when a Gotham board unanimously approved a historic demolition to make way for construction, ABC News’ Aaron Katersky and Sarah Netter recount. “Mosque opponents came armed with their tried and true techniques,” Gothamist’s Briana Parker reports from the hearing — as Jihad Watch hears Rudy Giuliani decrying the center and mosque as a “desecration.” Osama bin Laden “wants a clash of civilizations; the opponents of the mosque project are giving him what he wants,” The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg jabs. “I want that mosque built [because] only near Ground Zero could a mosque stand as testimony to everything great about America,” FOX News commentator Keith Ablow adjures.
Today our optimism is on the rise. In the opinion of many progressives and Democrats, there has been too much recent news reporting on the victories of our opponents, who are on the wrong side of the issues. by Carol Gee
-- Post date: 8/5/10Author of:
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