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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:57 PM

Fox News Reignites Islamophobic Campaign Against The ‘Ground Zero Mosque’


By Hamed Aleaziz on Dec 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Fox News is again trying to drum up “controversy” around the Park51 Islamic community center in Manhattan. On Sunday, Fox Nation re-published a New York Post article claiming that “community programs” no longer exist at Park51, just Muslims praying. From there, Fox and Friends discussed the latest “development” on Park51. “It’s all pray and no play,” host Gretchen Carlson said and complained that the center isn’t hosting community programs and is instead attracting Muslims for prayer. Noted Islamophobe Donald Trump cited the oft-repeated far-right claim that Muslims built the community center to celebrate victory on 9/11:

GRETCHEN CARLSON: It’s all pray and no play. The controversial Ground Zero Mosque was supposed to be a cultural center, but it turns out it’s now an empty space with no community programs. Dozens of worshipers gather at the site for prayer services, but that’s pretty much the only activity in the building aside from a small martial arts class.

BRIAN KILMEADE: … Donald, do you want to finance the mosque downtown?

STEVE DOOCY: The Mosque-erade

DONALD TRUMP: No, I don’t think so, I’d certainly buy the site. But I don’t think it’s an appropriate use of the site. A lot of people don’t. You know, in the Arab world, when they have victory, they like to build a Mosque at that site. It’s very strongly out there. I think this is a terrible idea. It shouldn’t be done and let’s see what happens…


Watch it:



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http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/12/10/1308331/fox-news-ground-zero-mosque-back/

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AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #1
zbdent Dec 2012 #2
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Aristus Dec 2012 #4
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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:01 PM

1. Phoebe says

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:07 PM

2. eff with the Repukes' minds ...

have the "muslims" put up a Confederate flag ...

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:27 PM

3. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:41 PM

4. WTF???

Slow news day?

Not that Faux does news, or anything...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:01 PM

5. so FOX News is taking a position against too much prayer?

anyway here is the Park51 website:

http://park51.org/park-51-programs/

Park 51 Programs

Immediate Interim Programs:

Park51 intends to introduce the following immediate select programs with your support, helping to establish a positive profile for Muslim cultures in the United States today:

- Al-Hikmah Center: Park51 Tackles Islamophobia
- The Park51 Center For Peace and Reconciliation
- The Bridge of Light Exhibit: Rumi, America’s Best Selling Poet And A Voice For Interfaith
- Park51 Lecture & Workshop Series
- NYChildren Photography Exhibition: A Celebration of Diversity in NYC

Park51 will fill an important revitalization need in lower Manhattan by creating a fully accessible community center on par with those already established very successfully by other faith communities, notably the Jewish Community Center & YMCA.



http://park51.org/facilities/

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