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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Ignoring YouTube: Imam Feisal's Flawed Approach to 21st Century "Media"

Andrew Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Rosen

Interestingly, the Imam and YouTube Diplomacy have something in common: they have both been valuable inroads for the Obama Administration's engagement with the Muslim World.

Muslim Summit Planned Over NYC Islamic Center

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

NEW YORK — A proposed Islamic center near ground zero is slowly being embraced by some Muslims who initially were indifferent about the plan, pa...

Feisal Abdul Rauf's New York Times Op-Ed [With Annotations From an Agnostic]

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kirkpatrick

"As my flight approached America last weekend, my mind circled back to the furor that has broken out over plans to build Cordoba House, a community ce...

Stop Hijacking 9/11: Ground Zero Is Not a "Platform" for Anybody

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

As the wife of a 9/11 survivor, I found Monday's speech by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf at the Council on Foreign Relations to be deeply disturbing. Not be...

Stewart Exposes Fox News' Irrational Fear Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart mocked the media's obsession with would-be Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones, and showed how Fox News consi...

"I Love The Mosque" Shirts Printed by Activists to Challenge Islamophobia

Andy Stepanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andy Stepanian

People say you worry more as you get older. I am wondering if it is that exact sentiment that is resonating in me now. It's 10pm on Friday night, Se...

Jason Linkins

TNR's Marty Peretz Attempts 'Apology' For Column Bashing American Muslims | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

New Republic editor Marty Peretz added to his compendium of racist bilge in a column. Today, he offers up what purports to be an "apology."

Con Games: Moderate Muslim Double-Talk

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Something possessed me to Tivo Charlie Rose and the fruit of my labors as Ramadan was ending was an interview with the Muslim writer, thinker, and int...

Make Mosques Not War: My Foolproof Plan to Terror-Proof America

David Misch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Misch

We should move the "Ground Zero" "Mosque" to Ground Zero. And because bigger is safer, make it the centerpiece: a magnificent 1,776-foot terrorist-thwarting Mosque of Invulnerability.

The Antidote to Intolerance? Amplifying the Voice of Compassion

Amy Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Amy Novogratz

At a time when religious intolerance is creeping into public consciousness, now is an important moment to highlight Karen Armstrong, who won the TED Prize in 2008, and then made her wish to create a Charter for Compassion.

An Imam, a Pastor and a Circus

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parvez Sharma

Feisal Rauf would not make much if any sense to most Muslims who live outside the "first world". Pastor Jones is a marginal figure within Christianity. Both of them hanker after fame with little regard to the consequences of their actions.

9/11: The Rest Should Be Silence

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Many have urged that September 11 this year not be a time of demonstrations for or against Cordoba House or any other issue; rather, let it be a quiet day of commemoration and mourning. Let our loss be what we remember on Saturday.

Imam: Moving Mosque Would Inflame Tension

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

By the Associated Press; Video from CNN NEW YORK — The imam behind a proposed Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero cautioned We...

The "Mosque" Debate Exposes Bias - Let's Move Beyond 9/11 as Public Policy

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

The uproar over the center/mosque near Ground Zero is working to expose the irrational, biased arguments against it.

Jason Linkins

TNR's Marty Peretz: Muslims Unworthy Of 'The Privileges Of The First Amendment' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

From time to time, I harbor grave doubts about whether or not Peretz is worthy of the privileges of the First Amendment. But in the end, I suppose pornography provides a low bar for Peretz to barely clear.

Imam in the Middle, But Is He in the Center?

Aasim I. Padela | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Aasim I. Padela

As the Park51 project near Ground Zero has become painted as an issue of religious freedom, American Muslims are confronted with championing the cause of a man who may not accurately represent them.

Please Locate Your Mosque Farther Away From Ground Zero

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Gardner

I remain puzzled and confused by terrorism. My feelings have nothing to do with any one group's mosque, but I have felt wounded by people who abused that faith.

Imam Feisal Abdul-Rauf Praises America as Muslims Applaud Him

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taufiq Rahim

Imam Feisal Abdul-Rauf's voice in the the Middle East and wider Muslim community has been one of moderation, as he has sought to build intercontinental and interfaith bridges.

Ground Zero Mosque Imam Has Long History of NJ Real Estate Woes

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Imam Feisal Rauf, the Muslim cleric behind the contentious mosque/Islamic Center project near Ground Zero is no stranger to real estate woes. Two hard...

I Have a Dream ... for Muslims

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Park51 Controversy Requires Less Heat, More Light

Omid Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Omid Safi

The way that this whole issue has been framed is that "those" Muslims are coming here to build a mosque on "our" Ground Zero, our hallowed grounds. How to break it to these critics? Those Muslims are the US!

Tea Party Reveals Real Reason Behind Mosque Opposition Frenzy

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ahmed Rehab

Check out this uber-creepy Tea Party email, released by no less than In it, the Tea Party folks argue that America is exclusively "Judeo-Christian" and that Islam should be "expelled from our shores." And that's just for starters.

A New Yorker Looks at Our Mosque Dilemma

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Barbara Probst Solomon

I'm also discouraged when some of my fellow liberals behave with wanton naiveté, and indeed callousness, in brushing aside as irrelevant the pain of the families of the 3,000 people killed on 9/11.

Ground Zero Mosque Leader's Speech Evades Main Cause of Suicide Bombing

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

A 2005 lecture delivered in Australia by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the leader of the effort to build a mosque near Ground Zero, explains suicide bombing...

Anger and Outrage -- America's Fastest Growing Religion

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

As long as a growing group of people continues to believe that our national sickness is all about dark-skinned people and evil politicians, our problems will only get worse.