Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Phoenix Residents Freak Over Building Of a Mosque—Until They Find Out It's a Regular Ol' Christian Church

Posted By on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 10:12 AM

From ThinkProgress:


In an era saturated with absurd moments of anti-Muslim fear-mongering, mosques have become a touchstone for Islamophobia. Even unbuilt mosques have set off a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in Tennessee, Texas, California, and most notably, New York. Not to be outdone, the people of Phoenix, AZ were quick to call foul over the appearance of a dome-like structure along an interstate. But in the clamor over the impending Muslim takeover, these Arizonans missed one small detail — the building is not a Mosque, it’s a church.

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