Ground Zero mosque: America is no stranger to 'strange' immigrants

"All of us ... should take a closer look at our past and take heart. As a country, we’ve been here before. The US is no stranger to immigrants from foreign lands with ways perceived as utterly strange and incompatible."

Alia Malek, author of "A Country Called Amreeka: US History Retold Through Arab-American Lives," in a Monitor commentary about the "Ground Zero mosque" as a wedge issue.

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