Despite the uproar over the so-called Ground Zero Mosque - which in fact
is a Muslim community center several blocks away - Muslims have been
peacefully gathering for years at Islamic prayer centers at West Point, several Air Force Bases, Quantico Marine Corps Base and, yes, the Pentagon
- where 184 people died on 9/11. But do let's manufacture a little more
right-wing hysteria over Muslims infiltrating life as we know it; it's
so helpful toward fostering understanding.
"This Islamic prayer center, the first of its kind in the Marine Corps,
is really an extension of our ethos, (the) ethos that we take care of
one another." - Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee at Quantico.