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Ground Zero Mosque

Saudi King Addresses Those Wild Park51 Rumors

| Julie Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN -- Saudi billionaire King Abdullah is not involved in a proposal to move the Park51 mosque and community center to Greenwich Village, ...

Last Minute Gifts to Six Groups in Need of Help This Christmas... A Letter From Santa

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Moore

These Santas will turn around and use your money to create gifts greater than anything I could ever make in my workshop.

Religion Writers Name New York Mosque Top Story of 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service The protracted and contentious debate over plans to build an Islamic community center near Ground Zero in New Y...

9/11 Health Bill Falls Short In Senate Test Vote

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday derailed a bill to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center's coll...

Imam Behind NYC Mosque: 'I Want You To Love Me'

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf saw his plans for an Islamic center near ground zero derided as a victory mosque for terrorists, exploited as ...

For Top Religion Stories Of 2010, A Major Case Of Deja Vu

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service (RNS) The calendar may have said 2010, but for Pope Benedict XVI and much of his global flock, it looked and ...

Park51 Applies for $5M in 9/11 Recovery Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN -- The developers of the Park51 Islamic center are seeking federal post-9/11 recovery money to get their project off the ground. Park...

Nicholas Kristof Apologizes To Muslims On Behalf Of America

New York Times | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I hereby apologize to Muslims for the wave of bigotry and simple nuttiness that has lately been directed at you. The venom on the airwaves, equating ...

George W. Bush as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's easy to reflect back and consider just how close George Bush came to historical greatness, yet how far he swung away from that unparalleled opportunity to instead be considered one of the worst presidents ever.

Muslims And Intolerance

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Brauchli

It's the Muslims' fault. They're spoiling everything for the rest of us. That's because they are bringing out the worst in us, and it turns out there is a lot of worst for them to bring out.

Muslim Advocacy Group Sues Over Okla. Shariah Ban

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) A Muslim advocacy group filed suit Thursday (Nov. 4) in Oklahoma, saying a just-passed amendment fo...

Caliphate on the Range? The Shariah Precedent In American Courts

Asma Uddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Asma Uddin

Judging by how Oklahoma voted in the recent election, one might conclude that despite its tiny Muslim population, Oklahoma was on the verge of becoming an Islamic caliphate in Middle America.

Oklahoma Muslims Unsure Of Status After Shariah Referendum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacibey Religion News Service (RNS) Born and raised in Oklahoma, Sarah Albahadily will wear her headscarf to a Brad Paisley concert and her c...

Park51 Developer Sharif El-Gamal Raising Money For Second Mosque In Harlem

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Eight years ago, Sharif El-Gamal was just another ambitious striver from Brooklyn, casting about for career leads and dreaming of a g...

What Does Juan Williams' Firing Say About Journalism?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

"[Juan] Williams is just the latest big-name reporter, after Rich Sanchez and Helen Thomas, to be fired for expressing a personal opinion about a sens...

Peter Roskam Calls NYC Mosque 'A Conquering Sort Of Act' By Muslims

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GOP Congressman Peter Roskam appeared on WIND Radio's Big John & Amy yesterday and was asked for his comment on the proposal to build an Islamic cultu...

An Inconvenient Truth: More Religious Freedom Means Less Religious Conflict

David Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

The price of freedom, religious liberty scholars suggest, sometimes requires allowing the building of a mosque near the spot where terrorists motivated by Islam committed mass murder or permitting the public burning of holy books.

Endorsing the Islamophobic Exception: Fox News and Juan Williams

Omar Baddar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Omar Baddar

It is no longer subconscious bigotry that is inadvertently tolerated by the right. It is now the exception to religious tolerance which they openly endorse.

The "Ground Zero Mosque" and the War on Terror

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

How many protestors have made the slightest effort to find out that Feisal Abdul Rauf, the driving force behind Park 51, was a first-responder on 9/11, running to the site so that he could pull victims from the rubble?

'Mosque' Debate Ending -- Will Rudy Join Rauf?

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

It could be decisive if a Republican of Rudy's stature stepped forward to acknowledge that it's time to unite behind an obviously peaceful interfaith Center in New York, and to speak out against the rise in hate crimes against Muslims.

Hasan Family, Influential Colorado GOP Donors, May Bolt From Party Over NYC Mosque Episode

TPMDC | Brian Beutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An influential Muslim GOP donor is at the end of her tether, and tells TPM she may eventually have to leave the Republican party over its opposition t...

To Bill O'Reilly and Those of a Similar Mind

Andy Schupak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Schupak

It seems wrong that, in a society that supposedly prides itself on being open, democratic and accepting of many different cultural groups, so many people are blatantly associating Muslims with terrorism.

Fiorina: Obama's Comments On Mosque 'Extremely Unhelpful'

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Republican Senate nominee Carly Fiorina took a harder line Tuesday on the controversial plans to build a mosque several blocks from ground zero in New...

Hamas Leader: Mosque Near Ground Zero Must Be Built

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Hamas leader says Muslims "have to build" a mosque near ground zero. Mahmoud al-Zahar said Muslims "have to build everywhere" so tha...

Bill O'Reilly's View Is Full of It...

Gotham Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gotham Chopra

By Mr. O'Reilly's logic, Christians shouldn't be allowed to build churches in Oklahoma City because Tim McVeigh was, after all, Christian and killed 168 people there. Wait, what?