There is still time — and there are many reasons — to stop the Ground Zero Mosque. The siting of a mega-mosque so close to Ground Zero has focused critical attention on the issue of mosque placements all across the United States.
The fact that we are caught with no standards by which to assess this imam’s grand mosque project – or so-called community center — spotlights the need for a national mosque litmus test.
Between a blind fixation on free speech, freedom of association and a general sense that anything called religion gets a pass from government scrutiny, Islamists are free to set up shop in America’s towns and cities with little more than random protests. The Ground Zero Mosque has become a flashpoint for a long overdue national discussion.