Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law, Spring 2011
14 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2011
Date Written: Spring 2011
This essay makes the argument that the controversy about the Park51 mosque is better understood when it is seen as a problem of religious establishment than when it is seen as a problem of religious tolerance. The religious and legal history of the property originally granted to Trinity Church Wall Street is used to illustrate two contemporary forms of American religion now occupying Trinity land, the proposed Park51 Muslim center and the former World Trade Center site.
Keywords: religion, private property, first amendment
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers, Religion, Land, and Rights (Spring 2011). Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law, Spring 2011; Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1804456