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ADL and the Ground Zero Mosque

September 14, 2010 15:11

"If the consortium wants to build it, it can build it. But it would be a very bad idea."

Abraham Foxman

Abraham Foxman. (photo credit:courtesy)

IT HAS NOW BEEN A FEW WEEKS since the story exploded on the pages of The New York Times and in the blogosphere about the Anti-Defamation League’s position on the proposed building of an Islamic cultural center/mosque near Ground Zero, the site of the mass terror attack on New York, in 2001.

The coverage of the story and how so many people reacted to what they thought we said, as opposed to what we actually said, is one of the more interesting phenomena surrounding this event. ADL was accused of anti-Muslim bigotry; denying religious freedom; abandoning the principles for which it stands; and joining with right-wing extremists.


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