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Anti-Defamation League Should Not Oppose Mosques at Ground Zero

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alan Dershowitz

There is simply is no excuse for bigotry, and the ADL ought to know that better than any other organization.

Inside Story: Why ADL Is Opposing Ground Zero Mosque

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

I don't know why it should be a surprise that the Anti-Defamation League joined the rightist haters in opposing the mosque at Ground Zero.

It's Time To Clear the Air at Ground Zero

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony DePalma

What has truly been lacking since 2001 is candor and a commitment to the truth fed by science and justice, not histrionics. It's time for the dust to finally be cleared from the air and to see the truth for what it is.

Just How Far Is the "Ground Zero Mosque" From Ground Zero?

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Sledge

The "Ground Zero Mosque" that we have been and will be hearing so much about is not exactly a mosque, nor is it at Ground Zero. Here's why.

Paul Goldberger SLAMS Ground Zero Plans (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When it comes to the rebuilding plans for Ground Zero, color Paul Goldberger unimpressed.. The New Yorker's architecture critic sounded off on the pl...

Why the Ground Zero Mosque Should Be Built

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Wouldn't religious tolerance and acceptance be a far greater legacy for Ground Zero than one that perpetuates the kind of wholesale hatred and intolerance that was at the root of the very attacks themselves?

Paranoid Politics: The Denial of Islamophobia

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jillian York

Concerned communities should engage in dialogue with Muslims and their organizations, and learn more about them, rather than rely on the types of prejudices and paranoia being hawked by Islamophobes.

Say Yes to a Mosque at Ground Zero

Kelly Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Caldwell

Sarah Palin heated up a local zoning debate over the weekend with one tweet. She was writing about a plan to build a mosque in lower Manhattan, a few blocks from Ground Zero.

Ground Zero Religious Freedom

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Carmichael

The United States of America rightly prides herself on her constitutional tradition for the Constitution clearly and starkly defines individual freedo...

A Mosque Near Ground Zero

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Parvez Ahmed

The fact that other mosque-construction projects across the country have also encountered similar opposition points to something more to than just outrage over the proposed mosque's proximity to ground zero.

Ground Zero Mosque: A Muslim's Perspective

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Harris Zafar

Muslim groups sponsoring each mosque construction project to reach out to its neighbors and understand their concerns so that any erroneous fears can be addressed with peace and respect.

Turtles, Terrorists and TWA Flight 800

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

TWA Flight 800 always seems to be six degrees of separation from everything else. The coincidences and odd details remain intriguing.

Gulf Cleanup Workers and 9/11 Responders

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anthony DePalma

The Gulf Coast's endangered wetlands are a long way from Manhattan, but a courtroom here on Pearl Street can provide invaluable lessons for handling the disaster that could save endless amounts of time, money, and anguish.

Terrorism in Times Square

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bruce Kluger

For whatever reason Osama bin Laden drew a bright red circle around lower Manhattan when he first concocted his insidious call for attention, it has changed this metropolis forever.

Islam at Ground Zero: Yes!

Donna Schaper | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Donna Schaper

The Cordoba Initiative, led by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, wants to build a Community Center at Ground Zero. The Initiative is an established mosque in T...

Performing Arts Center At World Trade Center Site Gets $40 Million From City

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City has stepped into the long-delayed planning for a performing arts center at ground zero with over $40 million to help bu...

NYU Looks To Ground Zero For Expansion

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

New York University is exploring the notion of building part of its campus at Ground Zero as part of its massive, 20-year expansion program. The New ...

Staten Island Mosque: Can We Have a Real Exchange This Time?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

There is an old adage in combat which teaches that the longer one engages an enemy, the more alike the two sides become. While it may not always be true, it seems to be the case here.

Ground Zero Hotel Opens With Party

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - At rates from $199 a night, guests at the new World Center Hotel can get as close to the hive of activity that is ground...

World Trade Center Towers: The Real Public Cost

The New York Observer | Eliot Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For more than a year, an exhaustive battle raged over the future of developer Larry Silverstein's towers at the World Trade Center, with the Port Auth...

NYC To Search For 9/11 Victims' Remains Again

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City officials are planning to search through material excavated from around the World Trade Center site for any remains of ...

Trusted Pal Nets 'Tall Guy' and Persico Cousins for FBI

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Edward (Tall Guy) Garofalo Jr. has been around long enough to know that there is no free lunch -- especially in Gang Land. More than likely, someone -- somewhere -- is setting you up.

Ground Zero Mosque Overwhelmingly Approved By NYC Community Board: 'It's A Seed Of Peace' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — After hours of contentious public comment, a New York City community board voted late Tuesday to support a plan to build a mosque and...

World Trade Center Agreement Between Larry Silverstein, Port Authority & Bloomberg

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The World Trade Center developer and government agencies that control the site have reached a tentative deal to resolve a 16-month st...

At Ground Zero Museum, Voices Of 9/11 | ANDY NEWMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ms. Defontes, who was working on the 89th floor of the north tower on Sept. 11, is one of nearly 400 survivors, victims' relatives, first responders, ...