The Ground Zero mosque crisis can be resolved through art—through the emotional force of viewing great art. All parties involved should view “El Cid” as it was meant to be seen, on a movie screen. The film depicts what everyone wants: the coming together of Christians and moderate Muslims, and the defeat of radical Islam. This is what all sides in the controversy say they want. Will they support “El Cid”?
Get everyone into a movie theater, Imam Rauf, Mayor Bloomberg, and Sarah Palin alike, and it will be a cathartic experience.