Norway massacre: Right-wing parties have distanced themselves from Anders Behring Breivik's violent methods, whose attacks killed 76 people. But many share his basic views on immigration and minorities.
As protesters arrived they found a heavy police presence. The NYPD has sealed off the entire block where the proposed mosque will be located. Mounted police, experts at crowd control, were nearby.
Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who advocates banning the Quran, is expected to attend an event near ground zero to commemorate September 11 and rally opposition to Islam.
A group called 'Stop Islamization of America' is promoting ads on major city public transportation that urge people to leave the Muslim faith. The anti-Islamic campaign is sparking thought about the religion's place in American society.