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The Debate Over the Proposed Community Center in Downtown Manhattan (Audio)

Speaker: Daisy Khan
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Daisy Khan discusses the national and international implications of the debate surrounding the proposal to build a community center and mosque near the World Trade Center site.

This call was part of CFR's Outreach Initiative. Learn more about CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative and State and Local Officials Initiative.

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First Take

Why Does France Want to Ban Burqas?

Author: Isobel Coleman

The passage of a burqa ban by the French National Assembly is a response to France's "idea of women's dignity," voter support, and a desire to blunt "the rise of fundamentalism," says CFR's Isobel Coleman.

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