Ban a ground zero mosque?

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Author(s) Steve Chapman
Source Chicago Tribune
Date July 22, 2010
Quotes-start.png "The number of violent extremists in the American Islamic community is microscopically small. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reported that of terrorist attacks carried out in the United States between 1980 and 2005, only 6 percent were committed by radical Muslims. A recent study by researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, found one reason the number is so low is that "Muslim religious and community leaders … consistently condemned political violence in public sermons and private conversations." Palin's position is hard to reconcile with the reverence she and her fans claim to hold for the framers, who gave the highest protection to religious freedom." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Mosque should be allowed to be built on the topic Park51 controversy.