AAI Statement on Islamic Cultural Center in Lower Manhattan

Posted by on August 26, 2010 in Blog
The Arab American Institute is deeply concerned about the anti-Muslim rhetoric that has been generated in response to plans to build an Islamic community center in lower Manhattan.
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Defending Religious Freedom: Two Members of Congress Stand Up for What is Right

Posted by on August 25, 2010 in Blog
In the midst of countless politically opportunistic statements by elected officials yielding to misguided passions on the Islamic center in lower Manhattan, several officials have admirably resisted the pressures and stood firm on principle in defense of religious freedom and against the demonization of the Muslim community.
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“Nazis don’t have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum”

Posted on August 17, 2010 in Campaign Statements

[discussing Park 51] "Nazis don't have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington."


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“It is a sign of their contempt for Americans.”

Posted on July 21, 2010 in Campaign Statements

“[People] don’t understand that "Cordoba House" is a deliberately insulting term. It refers to Cordoba, Spain – the capital of Muslim conquerors who symbolized their victory over the Christian Spaniards by transforming a church there into the world’s third-largest mosque complex. Today, some of the Mosque’s backers insist this term is being used to"symbolize interfaith cooperation" when, in fact, every Islamist in the world recognizes Cordoba as a symbol of Islamic conquest. It is a sign of their contempt for Americans and their confidence in our historic ignorance that they would deliberately insult us this way.”

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