Rather than pan­der­ing, the United States should be send­ing a pos­i­tive mes­sage to the world re­gard­ing the role of re­li­gion in our so­ci­ety. The United States is a plu­ral na­tion with con­sti­tu­tion­ally guar­an­teed free­dom of wor­ship. In our coun­try peo­ple of al

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and the Amer­i­cas have seen mosques sprout­ing up in cities and in the coun­try­side, of­ten sub­si­dized by for­eign quasigov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions, sim­i­lar construction projects would be il­le­gal or at best highly danger­ous un­der­tak­ings in guar­an­teed free­dom of wor­ship. In our coun­try peo­ple of all faiths live side by side without strife. Re­li­gion plays an im­por­tant role in Amer­i­can so­ci­ety, but in a way that re­spects the rights and obli­ga­tions of all be­liev­ers and, as Pres­i­dent

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