Last summer, an angry and emotionally-charged debate erupted over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” in New York and the perceived threat and rights of a religious minority, American Muslims. While some were legitimately concerned for the sensitive reconstruction of property near Ground Zero, the controversy grew ugly and messy with some media and political figures calling for a moratorium on mosques everywhere — near Ground Zero, Staten Island, Tennessee, Wisconsin, California and anywhere in our nation. [Read more…]