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Mosque near ground zero controversy simmers ... with media help

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(Read caption) People participate in a rally against a proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero in New York in this Aug. 22 file photo.

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The Islamic community center near the World Trade Center, the mosque at Ground Zero – whatever you call it, it isn't fading to black any time soon.

In other words, this is not going away because politicians and even talk show hosts have an interest in fanning the flame. The facts are taking a back seat to the spotlight, notes Jim Broussard, professor of history at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa.


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