NOT surprisingly, the ADL was one of the most vocal forces of opposition regarding the proposed building of a mosque at the site of Ground Zero….
Statement On Islamic Community Center Near Ground Zero
New York, NY, July 28, 2010 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today issued the following statement regarding the proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero in Manhattan:
We regard freedom of religion as a cornerstone of the American democracy, and that freedom must include the right of all Americans – Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and other faiths – to build community centers and houses of worship.
We categorically reject appeals to bigotry on the basis of religion, and condemn those whose opposition to this proposed Islamic Center is a manifestation of such bigotry.
However….. and it’s a BIG ‘However’ …. Read it HERE
The Mayor of New York (who happens to be Jewish) said the following regarding this matter; “What is great about America, and particularly New York, is we welcome everybody, and if we are so afraid of something like this, what does that say about us?”
BUT…. does anyone care to see what Muslims themselves have to say about this type of defamation from groups like the Anti Defamation League?
The New York Times (of all sources) presented some very interesting viewpoints…..
THIS article, followed by a video presents a side of Islam that Americans, in general, rarely see or read about….
GETTING TO KNOW THE UNKNOWN will break down many barriers that people themselves have built. Open your minds and hearts and see that for yourselves.