Tom reports on the dueling demonstrations in New York City near the proposed Ground Zero Muslim community center. He discusses the “objectification of Other as evil incarnate,” and points out how it is easier to hate than to love. He quotes one anti-mosque protester, “If you had a Qur’an here, I’d piss on it.” The grief of those who lost loved ones on 9/11 is real, he says, but it is not ideological, and calls for healing, not hatred.

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