The writer is absolutely correct that the ADL either should have acted consistent with its stated mission and supported the mosque or should have remained silent on the issue. Instead the ADL took a position that made it appear as siding with bigots and political opportunistics. Foxman also didn't know the facts. He said the mosque should be moved at least a mile away from ground zero not realizing that there is another mosque already existing only four blocks away from ground zero. The whole affair made the ADL looked silly, hypocritical and irrelevant.
PM: We'll surround ourselves with fences in defense against the wild beasts around us (Haaretz)
from the article: The ADL has lost its way under Abe Foxman