Ground Zero mosque has new opponent: Anti-Defamation League
Miracles do happen. This is from the NY Daily News:
A Jewish group famous for fighting for religious freedom came out Friday against the proposed mosque near Ground Zero.
The Anti-Defamation League said it has no use for the bigots who have used anti-Islamic rhetoric to try and block the project.
"However, there are understandably strong passions and keen sensitivities surrounding the World Trade Center site," the organization said in a statement.
"We are ever mindful of the tragedy which befell our nation there."
This is not, the ADL said, "a question of rights, but a question of what is right."
"In our judgment, building an Islamic Center in the shadow of the World Trade Center will cause some victims more pain - unnecessarily - and that is not right."
The ADL also said "some legitimate questions have been raised" about who funding the project and "what connections, if any, its leaders might have with groups whose ideologies stand in contradiction to our shared values."
J Street, a rival Jewish civil rights group that tangled with the ADL in the past, accused the venerable organization of giving in to the "fear mongerers."...
Posted on 07/30/2010 2:44 PM by DL Adams