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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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- Two mosques welcome CNN; a third kicks group off property
- Mississippi police officer pulls over the 2 Muslims, asks opinion of "ground zero mosque"
Three men, straight out of central casting from "Deliverance," craned their necks toward our vehicle. A 30-by-50-foot Confederate flag waved 120 feet in the air. Nothing says "Welcome to the South" quite like the old battle flag.
We were quite the sight for this rural stop along Interstate 75: two olive-skinned Americans on a mission; an African-American photographer; and me, a white boy from the Bible Belt.
Even I, a lifelong Southerner, wondered about the wisdom of stopping here. Should we pull up to the Confederate souvenir shop or keep on going?
Full Article from CNN - August 30, 2010
Posted by Faisal Alam at 2:28 PM