You should know better than to link the Anti-Defamation League position on the Islamic cultural center/mosque with those of bigots. You certainly know that ADL takes seriously our commitment to combat all forms of bigotry, including that against Muslims, particularly since 9-11, especially the charge that all Muslims are terrorists.
In returning the ADL's prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedom Prize, you seem to be throwing the proverbial baby out with the bathwater.
A fellow Humphrey Prize recipient, Los Angeles Times columnist Tim Rutten, wrote that while he thinks ADL's position is a mistake, "it was an error committed out of an excess of compassion and not an expression of animosity" and "ADL, even if it occasionally errs, is an organization I regard as indispensable."
Good people can legitimately disagree about what is the best approach on this issue. Rest assured that the ADL you "long admired" is the same one doing battle against the bigots, even if we hold different opinions on this issue.