Cordoba House Organizer: Anti-Muslim Sentiment 'Like A Metastasized Anti-Semitism'
Appearing on This Week, Cordoba House organizer Daisy Khan said there was concern among American Muslims about America being Islamophobic. "Yes, I think we are deeply concerned, because this is like a metastasized anti-Semitism," said Khan. "That's what we feel right now. It's not even Islamophobia, it's beyond Islamophobia. It's hate of Muslims. And we are deeply concerned. You know, I have had, yesterday had a council with all religious -- Muslim religious leaders from around the country, and everybody is deeply concerned about what's going on around the nation."
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McConnell: New York Should 'Take Into Account Public Opinion' From Around The Country On Cordoba House
Appearing on Meet The Press, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he thinks New York officials should take public opposition to the proposed Cordoba House Muslim community center into account in deciding the project's location: "Well, ultimately that's going to be decided by the people of New York. But I think we--because of the, the nature of the attack on 9/11, a lot of people, not just in New York, but around the country, have strong views about this. And I hope the people of New York who can actually make the decision will take into account public opinion, not only locally, but around the country, in making a final decision on the location of this facility."