9/11 politicized by Islam controversies

They will read the names, of course, the names of every victim who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. The bells will ring. And then that moment of unity will give way to division as activists hoist signs and march, some for and some against a planned mosque two blocks from ground zero.
More than 2,000 supporters of the mosque project held a vigil Friday night meant to avoid entangling the mosque controversy and the Sept. 11 observance. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Preston Watts - Sep 10, 2010 - 11:56 PM PDT
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Preston Watts
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by Preston Watts - Sep. 11, 2010
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by Lindsay Oda - Sep. 25, 2010

a) This article did explain some complexities to the issue of anti-Islam sentiment, but it failed to explain why it divided people politically. It had only been mentioned in some people's quotes that the rally should not be political, implying that others made it so. I didn't understand how any of it was political and how others made it so. b) They article did probe the issue in depth to a certain extent. I like how it went over all sides of the issue. I had hoped that the article would go more into depth on how the war, the mosque, and 9/11 all relate, or don’t relate for that matter, but it had not. All I got from the article is a quote from Obama saying the war doesn’t relate to Islam. I would’ve liked to see a quote ... More »

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