Because Pluralism Is Our Fundamentalism

December 12, 2010

Author: Robert Kolker

Source: The New York Magazine

The Anti-Defamation League called the plan to build a Muslim community and prayer center two blocks from ground zero “counterproductive to the healing process.” Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan suggested the mosque’s developers find another site. But while some in the religious world equivocated, the leaders pictured here unambiguously defended the project. Some supported the mayor at his August 3 press conference denouncing opposition to the mosque. Others joined in an interfaith statement made in Washington, D.C., in September. They all spoke from their pulpits.