How an Uncontested Mosque Became the 'Ground Zero Mosque'

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Last Friday, President Obama said Muslims have a right to include a mosque in a new community center two blocks from where the World Trade Center used to be. On Saturday, he said he did not mean to comment on the "wisdom" of the project, which many interpreted as a retreat from his first remarks. That suggests the political power of the controversy over what's come to be called "the Mosque at Ground Zero."

Credits

Guests:
Justin Elliott - ProPublica - @justinelliott, Clifford D. May - Foundation for the Defense of Democracies - @CliffordDMay, Brian Levin - director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino - @proflevin, Haris Tarin - Director, Muslim Public Affairs Council's Washington Office

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Frances Anderton