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#WVBus: Cancelled Dearborn Arab Festival Awaits More Tolerant Times

The Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan, is the largest mosque in the nation. Unfortunately, hate groups from across the country have used that visibility to turn the mosque into a site of Islamophobic protests - most notably Gainesville, Florida pastor Terry Jones' publicly announced, but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to organize a public burning of the Quran in front of the building. When Worldview was on the road in July, producer Steve Bynum chatted with the Center's Executive Administrator, Kassem Allie, about how he and the other members of the Center's community have responded when faced with hate.

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