TOLERANCE TEST

Jesse Jackson Backs Mosque

Rev. Jesse Jackson has now thrown in his two cents, saying on Saturday that the proposed mosque near ground zero will ultimately prove that the United States is a tolerant country, despite the furious debate. “It's an acid test but we'll pass the test," Jackson told Al-Jazeera. Jackson also stressed that linking the entire Islamic faith with the attacks on September 11, 2001, is a mistake. “Many immediately associated that with Islam, which is just unfounded, untrue,” said Jackson. “Muslims were killed and Christians and Jews, black white and brown in the attack 9/11.” It’s “just fundamentally wrong, it is unsound” to blame an entire faith for the attack, said Jackson.