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Sudan's president says he will accept referendum result - CNN.com

Sudan's president says he will accept referendum result - CNN.com: "(CNN) -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says he will accept the results of a referendum this month that could see the country split in two.

Al-Bashir said 'peace is our ultimate goal' with southern Sudan, which could become an independent state after the January 9 vote. He called on the government in the south to provide a safe environment for the referendum.

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Whatever happened to the "ground zero mosque"? - War Room - Salon.com

Whatever happened to the "ground zero mosque"? - War Room - Salon.com: "News of the proposed Islamic community center first broke in a front-page New York Times piece in December 2009, but it garnered very little attention. The attention it did receive -- including from the likes of Fox News -- was positive. Then in May, when the project was facing some local bureaucratic hurdles, anti-Muslim blogger Pamela Geller stepped up her coverage of what she called the 'Monster Mosque' of 'Death and Destruction.' The New York Post adopted Geller's perspective on the project: that it was something to fear and defeat. (See Salon's detailed timeline on the origins of the story here.)

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