The proposed construction of an Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York caused outrage when it was announced two years ago. Now days after the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the facility opened last night to no opposition.
This is an intriguing swing based on the initial reaction a few years ago about this Islamic cultural center. Why the fervor 2 years ago? Why the silence now? These are worthwhile questions to explore with our students.