Kevin Drum wonders if there's been any decent polling on the Cordoba House and makes this observation:
The very first time I heard about the "Ground Zero mosque" I thought it was literally a plan to build a mosque as part of the memorial at the rebuilt WTC site. I wonder how many people still think that?
If this is all you've seen, then you surely do:
But that's not the only propaganda. How about this one that appeared on Jihadwatch last June? (It got 504 comments.)
(I love the crack about Islam having an "impossible afterlife.")
In case you didn't know, this is a "bigger threat to our freedom than Nazism ever was."
People who live entirely in the wingnut noise machine honestly don't know the truth about the project and are being scared half to death by this propaganda. Those who are apathetic (most Americans) probably think as Kevin did, that the "mosque" is being built on the site of the WTC as part of the planned memorial, which just seems odd. I don't think you can underestimate how uninformed most people are on just about anything. But on this issue I think there's a very good chance that they are more misinformed than usual.
I could be wrong, though. Maybe most of the country really believes that it's insensitive for American Muslims to practice their religion near Ground Zero, in which case we have bigger problems.