Arnold Loewy, guest: Clash of religion and property rights in America

Abilene reporternews.com - It is astounding and frightening that so much of our country (which I thought considered free exercise of religion and private property rights as two of its cornerstones) is bothered by the prospect of a group of Muslims building a mosque. To be sure, two blocks from ground zero is hallowed ground. Consequently, a monument to those who destroyed the twin towers is, and should be, offensive.

It is astounding and frightening that so much of our country (which I thought considered free exercise of religion and private property rights as two of its cornerstones) is bothered by the prospect of a group of Muslims building a mosque. To be sure, two blocks from ground zero is hallowed ground. Consequently, a monument to those who destroyed the twin towers is, and should be, offensive.

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Arnold H. Loewy is a George Killam Professor of Criminal Law at the Texas Tech School of Law.

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