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What Did We Learn From The “Ground Zero Mosque” Debate?

By , August 24, 2010 10:39 pm
Sandor John speaks to a crowd of protesters during a rally held to support the proposed Muslim cultural center and mosque that would be built near the World Trade Center site in New York August 22, 2010. Supporters and opponents of a proposed Muslim cultural center and mosque near the World Trade Center site rallied in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, kept blocks apart by a heavy police presence. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The heat and level of the debate over the proposed “Ground Zero Mosque” – that isn’t at Ground Zero and is more community center than mosque – has lowered and will probably stay low for some time. Protests were held on Sunday with supporters and opponents of the space that is now known as Park51. Everyone has chimed in on the issue: Obama, Palin, Newt, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg (whose speech on the subject was powerful), and everyone else with an opinion or an election to win.

With the media and the public’s short attention spans, there are other things to report on – the egg recall, the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, plus whatever else comes up – and there seems to be nothing more to move the Park51 story forward.┬áThere’s not much left for talking-heads or politicians to dissect on cable news.

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