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More ‘Bigots’ and Muslims Opposed to the GZ Mosque

Famed civil libertarian Nat Hentoff explains in the Jewish World Review why being opposed to the mosque is not a threat to religious liberty, which is alive and well for Muslims in New York.

And at Pajamas, Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, an actual moderate Muslim, registers his opposition.

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