I’d been trying to avoid the row over the mosque in the vicinity of Ground Zero as a peculiarly American storm in a teacup that I am incapable of understanding. But when the British Tablet dedicated a lead feature article to it I decided I’d better take notice. It’s a valuable article that I would highly recommend. But it made me even more horrified at the fear mongering Islamophobia that I’ve seen online, including on Orthodox blogs. And it also inspired me to visit the Cordoba Initiative website, which seems something well worth supporting, unless one actually wants a clash of civilisations.

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