Foreign Policy looks at how the protests against the building of the Cordoba House are being viewed in the Arab world and how they are potentially undermining the efforts of the mainstream moderate Muslims against extremist factions.
A quote from the article:
“It’s confirming the worst fears of too many mainstream Arabs and Muslims, and thus providing fodder for the extremists who hope to exploit that atmosphere. It’s become a cliche to say so, but it’s true: by fueling the narrative of a clash of civilizations and an inevitable war between Islam and the West, this unfortunate trend is empowering extremists on all sides and weakening moderates.”
Full Article: Foreign Policy