September 3, 2010

SWEET CLARITY:

Muslim-bashing televangelist Bill Keller to bring inflammatory brand of worship to Ground Zero (Samuel Goldsmith, 9/03/10, NY DAILY NEWS)

Andy Sullivan, a leader in the movement to move Park51, said Keller's 9/11 Christian Center is "just what we do not need" near Ground Zero.

"This guy is going to justify all the people who call us bigots and racists for opposing the mosque," he said.


The mosque exclusion zone, quantified (Adam Serwer, 9/03/10, The Plum Line)
The New York Times has a new poll out on the Park51 project showing that only a third of New Yorkers want the project to be built, and those who want it to be moved feel far more strongly than those who don't.

But the Times did something interesting, which is that it quantified the extent of the area Matt Yglesias coined the "mosque exclusion zone." Seven percent of those who oppose the project think the exclusion zone should be five blocks, 18 percent think it should be between ten and 20 blocks, and 20 percent think it should be more than 20 blocks. Nine percent said it couldn't be far away enough...


Is that North/South or East/West blocks?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 3, 2010 3:15 PM
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