Some recent polls have come out and show Americans have an unfavorable view of Islam.
Those on the far left have exacerbated the problems by rationalizing the familiar war crimes with excuses and trying to divert attention elsewhere. The Muslim Community in the USA with the exception of Stephen Schwartz has done an abysmal job of dealing with this issue. The primary reason is that many of the familiar groups are tied to suspect organizations.
Basically, the far left uses and stokes Islamo victimization. The bird brained commie Duck will talk of the handful of instances where an American goes postal and ignore or rationalize war crime after war crime. The attacks on 9-11 were war crimes against the American people.
Of course Schwartz is a man of integrity and free of terrorist ties and can state the obvious. TERRORISM HURTS MUSLIMS AND THE CAUSE OF ISLAM. Schwartz can say this without spin or word games because he gets no funding from dubious sources. Schwartz also knows that the alliance with the hate America far left has been disastrous on many levels for Muslims.
Of course the far left dominated media merely spins whatever it decides. So the desire to have Muslims build a Mosque away from the greatest war crime committed against the American people is bigotry. This is far left spin denying the reality that a Mosque has existed since 1970 two blocks away with no fanfare. Of course that one was paid for and built by the local community like every other house of worship in the area except for this new project which is the zenith of bad taste.
There is also something decidedly wrong with the use of foreign money to create tax exempt structures in NYC other than official diplomatic missions.