My son Rumi and I are chasing protests across the Middle East. We spent a week in Istanbul as the protests there petered out and flared up in Ankara. We are now in Cairo and the country is gearing up for a massive protest on June 30, whose goal is to do to Muhammad Morsi what the revolution did to Hosni Mubarak.
On June 6, Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) hosted a rally in lower Manhattan to protest the planned construction of a mosque near Ground Zero. Several hundred protesters had gathered in Zuccotti Park to voice their opposition to the selected location of a proposed community and prayer center.
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