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Ground Zero Mosque Controversy: Islamophobia Over A Swimming Pool?

We’ve heard a lot of different opinions about the proposed mosque near Ground Zero – from Bill O’Reilly, from Fareed Zakaria, even from Sarah Palin.

Here’s another from a lifelong New Yorker.

Fuse TV host and regular MSNBC contributor Toure gave his take on Dylan Ratigan‘s show, describing what is slated to be in the Islamic cultural center – gym, swimming pool, etc. “Anyone who opposes a new swimming pool in Manhattan does so at great peril,” he says.

Toure says it is ‘Islamophobia’ that leads the opposition the structure. “America is all about religious freedom, and we can’t make the vicinity of Ground Zero a zone of religious intolerance,” he says. “To blame Islam for 9/11 is to employ the same faulty logic as blaming all Christians for fatal abortion clinic bombings or to be mad at all Jews when Woody Allen makes a bad movie.”

As the summer continues, this story will remain at the forefront of the cable news discussion.

Here’s the segment:

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