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Chowraha is the crossroads of thoughts, events, opinions and feelings...all that have been shaped by individuals living in an increasingly complex world inter-connected through various means of communications.

This blog is about the crossroads in society - whether it is those of a diaspora community, global media complicating the structure of nations and cultures, or individuals finding parallels in spaces unknown to them.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Republican Campaign Against the Mosque in Lower Manhattan

Following is a buzz re: the mosque discussion...I have copied this off from Aman Shareef:

Newt Gingrich is telling Saudi Arabia and their bigoted leaders: "If you do not rise to our level, we will fall to yours."

Here's another article about the mosque/community center in lower Manhattan. I pointed argument backed by quotes, about how many Republican leaders still believe that this is the time of the crusades where civilizations were defined by religion rather than national identity and ideals:
The Republican campaign against a Ground Zero mosque. - By William Saletan - Slate Magazine
The latest plot against America, we're told, is smoldering in the ashes of 9/11. A Muslim organization wants to build a " community center," including a mosque, two blocks from the site of the fallen ...
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