The News Tribune’s Hot Button poll asked readers if they support a mosque at ground zero. But in reality it is not a mosque being built but a community center, with Ping-Pong and pool tables, rooms for community meetings and a prayer room.
The distorted wording of the question supports the right-wing, racist meme that it’s a mosque, or a headquarters for terrorists being built on “hallowed ground” and therefore supports a lie.
There is a mosque literally blocks from my house. Are we worried about terrorism here? Of course not; it would be foolish.
I wish my hometown paper would use common sense, tell the truth and not echo Fox News propaganda.