The proposal to build an Islamic Community Center that includes a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City has roused a hornet’s nest of controversy. Nine years after 9/11, what does it tell us about the state of American values, the purpose of a public monument, and the level of Islamaphobia?
Moustafa Byoumi, an associate professor of English at Brooklyn College, the City University of New York and author of How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America
Edward Linenthal, professor of History and American Studies at Indiana University , author of Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields, member of the federal advisory commission for the memorial to the passengers and crew of United Flight 93