Mosque In Your Neighborhood – blog
The proposed Islamic center near ground zero has spurred intense debate, but it isn’t the only U.S. mosque to trigger controversy. From California to Wisconsin, Staten Island to Tennessee, protesters in local communities have said they do not want mosques in their backyard. While proponents of the building projects support their right to worship freely, opponents fear they may draw everything from too much traffic to extremists and terrorists. Tensions often arise from misunderstandings and stereotypes on all sides. Hussein Rashid of Hofstra University, Imam Mohammad of the Islamic Society of Sheboygan, and Asra Nomani of the Daily Beast discuss what fosters conflicts over mosques around the country, and what really goes on in the mosque in your neighborhood.
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