A video: Anti-muslim Rally at Ground Zero

A man walks through the crowd at the Ground Zero protest and is mistaken as a Muslim. The crowd turns on him and confronts him. The man in the blue hard hat calls him a coward and tries to fight him. The tall man who I think was one of the organizers tried to get between the two men. Later I caught up with the man who’s name is Kenny. He is a Union carpenter who works at Ground Zero. We discussed what a scary moment that was for him. I told him that I hoped it did not ruin his day.

MAIN FOCUS: Building of mosque divides the US | 18/08/2010

from euro|topics

In the row over the planned construction of an Islamic cultural centre near Ground Zero in New York, democratic politicians have distanced themselves from the position of US President Barack Obama. The latter had spoken out in favour of the project but then qualified his remarks. Both religious freedom and the memory of 9/11 must be respected, commentators say.

One in five Americans think Obama is a Muslim

from Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza

Where’s Obama on the “Ground Zero mosque”?

from FP Passport by Blake Hounshell

The “30 Mosques” guys visit “The Ground Zero Mosque”

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

USA: Deconstructing Media Coverage of the ?Ground Zero Mosque?

from Global Voices Online by Jillian C. York

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Fareed Zakaria returns ADL award as protest over Ground Zero mosque

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

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Newsweek columnist and CNN host Fareed Zakaria this week returned a 2005 award from the ADL (which included 10 thousand dollars) because of the ADL’s recent statements against building a mosque near Ground Zero. He explains why here. Zakaria’s opinion piece on the mosque controversy itself is here. The ADL says they’ll hold on to his award, and the check. From the response by the ADL’s National Director: “I am not only saddened but stunned and somewhat speechless.”

Poll: Arabs discouraged by US policies, back nuclear-armed Iran

from Wikinews

14 Shocking Facts That Prove the US Criminal Justice System Is Racist, Bill Quigley

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Bill Quigley

The biggest crime in the U.S. criminal justice system is that it is a race-based  institution where African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much  more aggressive way than white people.

Saying the US criminal system is racist may be politically controversial in some  circles.  But the facts are overwhelming.  No real debate about that.  Below I  set out numerous examples of these facts.

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