Jesse Jackson backs mosque plan

US religious leader backs right to build Islamic centre near Ground Zero.

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    Commemorations marking the anniversary of the attacks against the US on September 11, 2001 have been overshadowed over plans for an Islamic centre to be built near Ground Zero and a Florida pastor's threat to burn Qurans.

    Al Jazeera spoke to Reverend Jesse Jackson, the former US presidential candidate, about the controversies and signs of rising Islamophobia in the US.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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