Politics

Landmark vote opens way for Ground Zero mosque

By Andy Rice 3 August 2010

The New York Preservation Commission voted no to giving a Lower Manhattan building historic status, thus making it possible for a mosque to be erected on its site. Several right-wing commentators and organisations (yes, Sarah Palin too) have come out strongly against the planned mosque, saying that it would create unnecessary hurt for the families of the 9/11 victims. The panel that voted were quick to point out that their decision reflects on the current building, and not on any building that may or may not be erected on the site. Read more: The New York Post and CNN Belief Blog

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