Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Peter Beinart on the “Ground Zero Mosque”

In The Daily Beast today Beinart provides a lament over the resistance to the Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero. His fear about our losing our tradition of religious pluralism and tolerance is one that I share. Beinart notes the loss of perspective toward Islam that the Bush administration promoted. I also understand that Mayor Bloomberg gave a strong statement in favor of religious toleration, but I haven't read it yet.