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Three of four Americans say 9/11 mosque is inappropriate

By Abdul Nisar

New York, Aug.26 (ANI): A majority of Americans don't think it is appropriate to build a mosque and Islamic cultural center two blocks from the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

According to a new CBS News poll, nearly three of four Americans -- 72 percent-say building a mosque so close to the site is not appropriate, while just 22 percent say it is appropriate.

Those who have a favourable opinion of Islam are more inclined to think the mosque is appropriate, with 50 percent calling it appropriate and 42 percent saying it isn't.

Those who view Islam unfavourably decidedly think it's inappropriate 88 percent going against it to nine percent.

Nevertheless, most Americans also agree that the developers do have a right to build a mosque there. Sixty-seven percent say they do while 29 percent say they do not.

Overall, 24 percent of Americans have a favourable impression of Islam while far more -- 39 percent-have an unfavourable opinion of the religion. Nearly as many-- 37 percent-don't have an opinion. (ANI)

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