Ground Zero mosque has new opponent: Anti-Defamation League
A Jewish group famous for fighting for religious freedom came out Friday against the proposed mosque near Ground Zero. The Anti-Defamation League said it has no use for the bigots who have used anti-Islamic rhetoric to try and block the project. “However, there are understandably strong passions and keen sensitivities surrounding the World Trade Center site,” the organization said in a statement. “We are ever mindful of the tragedy which befell our nation there.” This is not, the ADL said, “a question of rights, but a question of what is right. In our judgment, building an Islamic Center in the shadow of the World Trade Center will cause some victims more pain – unnecessarily – and that is not right.” Amazing. They are set up for the express purpose of fighting Anti-Semitism, yet seemingly being anti-Islam is OK.
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