American Muslims say they hope that the death of Osama bin Laden will 'lower the temperature' and end the association of Islam with terrorism.
Some opposition to the so-called Ground Zero mosque reflects concerns for those who lost family in the 9/11 attacks. But many opponents appear uncomfortable with the very idea of Islam. If their opposition succeeds, the chances of what they fear most -- more militant American Muslims -- could increase, critics say.
The debate over the so-called Ground Zero mosque planned for lower Manhattan is bringing to the fore a debate over the meaning of America's growing Muslim population.
The Ground Zero mosque is only one of several mosques that are being strongly opposed by local residents from California to Tennessee. Opposition to mosques is on the rise, observers say.
The Muslim-American community overwhelmingly condemns any threat of violence over the depiction of Mohammed in 'South Park' episode 201. But the frustrations are real.
In a case overshadowed by the 'Jihad Jane' media buzz, five Americans arrested in Pakistan pleaded 'not guilty' Wednesday to terrorism charges.
The five American Muslims arrested came from middle-class homes and were educated and assimilated – unlike other Americans arrested on terrorist-related charges.
Recent arrests in Chicago, as well as the shooting death of Detroit mosque leader, are forcing many US Muslims to explain how Islam is misunderstood.