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Islamic Center Debate Continues To Heat Up

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blue mosque architecture in istanbul turkey Islamic Center Debate Continues To Heat Up

The debate continues on whether an Islamic center should be built near the 9/11 site.

ABC’s  “This Week” held a forum on whether Americans should fear Muslims. The conversation quickly turned into a debate over the building of an Islamic Center near the 9/11 site. Franklin Graham son of  Billy Graham, feels that the center or mosque is a means to convert Americans to Islam, which he  calls a violent religion.

Daisy Khan one of the main supporters for building the Islamic Center argued that Muslims are diverse. During the debate she said that Muslims are peaceful, law-abiding citizens and pointed out that several Muslims have served in the US armed forces.

The proposed Islamic Center has brought arguments from both sides. Building plans are scheduled to move forward.

Here is a video of the debate on Islam from ABC’s This Week

http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/town-hall-debate-americans-fear-islam-christiane-amanpour-11787545

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