Revealingly, the statement endorsed by 40 religious “leaders” is relatively narrowly comprised of top NCC officials, left-wing Catholics, Muslim groups, and mostly second-tier Jewish groups, plus J Street. Missing are the usual Mainline Protestant clerics, Eastern Orthodox, and prominent liberal Jews typically found on NCC-organized political blasts. No prominent evangelicals are on the list.
The interfaith enthusiasts for the mosque chimed:
As Catholic, evangelical, mainline Protestant, Jewish and Muslim leaders and scholars committed to religious freedom and inter-religious cooperation, we are deeply troubled by the xenophobia and religious bigotry that has characterized some of the opposition to a proposed Islamic center and mosque near where the World Trade Center towers once stood.(Read more)
What is this really about?
Frank Gaffney appears on the Glenn Beck Show to discuss the Ground Zero Mosque and Sharia.
Arab-American Sufi Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf boasted about his towering structure by Ground Zero as:
“an icon that will make Muslims proud, not only locally but globally.”