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Park 51: The Supporters vs. The Opposition(22 images)

Miss USA Rima Fakih opposes the building of the Cordoba House cultural center near Ground Zero. Fakih said she understood President Obama's position but it shouldn't be so close to the World Trade Center. "We should be more concerned with the tragedy than religion", Fakih said. Above: Rima Fakih, 24, of Dearborn, Michigan, reacts after she was crowned Miss USA 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 16, 2010. The Lebanese-American woman is the first of Arab descent to be crowned "Miss USA." (EDITORIAL USE ONLY-NO USE AFTER 60 DAYS) UPI/Darren Decker/HO-Miss Universe L.P., LLLP.
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The New York Post said Russell Simmons, a mosque supporter, posted religious and spiritual symbols spelling out the word "coexist" on the windows of his apartment across from Ground Zero. Above: Russell Simmons arrives at The Baby Phat Spring 2006 Fashion Show at Radio City Music Hall in New York on September 10, 2005. ..(UPI Photo/Robin Platzer)
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Rep. Ron Paul has taken what is clearly the libertarian position on the so-called "ground-zero mosque" national debate. According to the New York Magazine, Paul said that the opposition to the Cordoba House project "has come from the neo-conservatives who demand continual war in the Middle East and Central Asia and are compelled to constantly justify it." Above: US presidential candidate US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) (L) gestures as U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ ) looks on as they take part in the CNN/Los Angeles Times Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on January 30, 2008. UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Country-songwriter Trace Adkins claimed on Fox Channel that the situation was impossible to get around without making America appear either "weak" or "intolerant”. However, he personally considers the Cordoba House initiative a "slap in the face" for America. Above: Country recording artist Trace Adkins greets family members of the victims and poses for photos after the ceremony on September 11, 2009 for the eighth anniversary for the Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the plane hijacking of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. UPI/Archie Carpenter
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