Not Even Trying To Hide It

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I expected the anti-mosque folks to try to disguise their opposition under broader concerns like zoning regs, general NIMBY-ness, and other more parochial concerns. But it’s clearly OK just to be blatantly anti-Muslim, like this Southern Baptist pastor in Riverside County, California: “The Islamic foothold is not strong here, and we really don’t want to see their influence spread.” We take a look at the opposition to mosques popping up around the country.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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