Mosques In America: Faith and Anger

August 13, 2010

Author: David A. Graham

Source: Newsweek

The latest front in America's culture wars: a planned Islamic culture center and mosque in lower Manhattan, a couple of blocks from the site of the World Trade Center. The ado over the center--dubbed the "Ground Zero mosque"--has been particularly loud, drawing protests from Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and others. But the New York case is just one of several controversies about new mosques around the country this year. Since 9/11, American mosques have been the subject of protests, arguments, and attacks, from Manhattan to Milwaukee and Tennessee to Temecula, Calif.