Jesse Jackson backs mosque plan

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

    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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