A new TIME Magazine article by Bobby Ghosh discusses the growing debate over the Park51 project to build an Islamic Center near Ground Zero.
It goes on to highlight how this controversy has brought new scrutiny to other examples of anti-Islam and anti-Muslim protests happening around the country. Including a new poll that shows that a growing number of Americans believe President Obama is Muslim.
A new TIME–Abt SRBI poll found that 46% of Americans believe Islam is more likely than other faiths to encourage violence against nonbelievers. Only 37% know a Muslim American. Overall, 61% oppose the Park51 project, while just 26% are in favor of it. Just 23% say it would be a symbol of religious tolerance, while 44% say it would be an insult to those who died on 9/11.
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