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Dec 24, 2010 11:25 am

The Mosque, Some Muslims, and A Mob

Is it possible The People should ever be their own enemies?
~ Fischer Ames (1805)

Remember the"Ground Zero Mosque" controversy? It took place last summer in New York City when some people – with no sense of how a democracy works – had the foolish notion to build on property they owned an Islamic cultural center to worship God as they pleased. In both Constitutional law and simple humanity they were well within their rights but their proposed location was, unfortunately, just two blocks from where the Twin Towers once stood. Crushed under a wave of populist indignation, the Islamic center has yet to be built.

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