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Your take: Comments on religous changes sparked by 9/11
A child pauses during a ceremony featuring an American flag recovered from Ground Zero.
September 6th, 2011
09:38 PM ET

Your take: Comments on religous changes sparked by 9/11

By John Blake, CNN

(CNN) - The September 11 attacks were more than a national tragedy; the event also set off spiritual crises.

That was the premise of a Sunday Belief Blog story that provoked more than 1,800 comments from impassioned readers.

The article, “4 Ways 9/11 changed America’s attitude toward religion," triggered some stinging exchanges among readers, who fought over the piece's four main assertions.

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- CNN Writer

Filed under: Uncategorized

September 6th, 2011
04:40 PM ET

Poll: Many Americans uncomfortable with Muslims
A new survey finds many Americans are uncomfortable with Muslims.
September 6th, 2011
03:29 PM ET

Poll: Many Americans uncomfortable with Muslims

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Washington (CNN) – Ten years after 9/11, Americans are wrestling with their opinions of Muslims, a new survey found, and where Americans get their TV news is playing a role in those opinions.

Nearly half of Americans would be uncomfortable with a woman wearing a burqa, a mosque being built in their neighborhood or Muslim men praying at an airport.   Forty-one percent would be uncomfortable if a teacher at the elementary school in their community were Muslim.

Forty-seven percent of survey respondents said the values of Islam are at odds with American values.

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- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: 9/11 • Belief • Faith Now • Islam • Sharia • United States

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About this blog

The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke and Eric Marrapodi with daily contributions from CNN's worldwide newsgathering team.

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