How terrifying is it that a substantial share of the population wants to prohibit the peaceful construction of a place of worship? This opposition has gone thoroughly mainstream. What on Earth is going on here? It's absolutely incomprehensible to me.
I don't even know what links to provide - you all can find them, and nothing has stood out as being notable in the opposition to the mosque, and no opposition to the opposition to the mosque has perfectly crystallized my thoughts on all this. But that's part of what's so scary about this - that so many people can so non-chalantly tell American citizens that they can't build a place of worship simply because they are Muslims.