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City Council Powerless To Check NYPD Spy Unit

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS and MATT APUZZO | Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Nobody in New York government has the expertise and authority to oversee the police department's secret intelligence operations, a le...

Ground Zero Mosque: Group To Fight Vote Clearing Way For Islamic Community Center

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The debate over a planned Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero became a court fight Wednesday, as a conservative advo...

Build Or Burn? It Hurts Some, But It Is Constitutional

Zareena A. Grewal, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Zareena A. Grewal, Ph.D.

Our Constitution protects Muslims' rights to build the Cordoba Institute as well as Christians' rights to burn the Quran in protest of it.

'Ground Zero Mosque' Controversy And The Pitfalls Of The Interfaith Dialogue Movement

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

That Jews and Arabs share a culture is a fact that stands in stark contrast with the idea that there is a primordial rupture between the peoples that has fed the endemic and corrosive violence that now permeates the region.

The Controversy Over the NYC Mosque Shows We Really Don't Know Each Other Well Enough

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

As I followed the issue, I was struck by how the word mosque became the dominant conflict driven media frame of the story and how interfaith bridge building and creating a space for moderate Islam receded into the background.

Daisy Khan: 'When Will Muslims Be Accepted?'

The Washington Post | Sally Quinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Daisy Khan is shocked. In a phone conversation with her minutes ago she said she couldn't believe that what had started out as "a community center for...

NYC Imam's Goodwill Tour Comes Amid Mosque Furor

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK — The furor over the planned mosque and Islamic center near ground zero has put Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf in a curious position: At the sa...

My Meetings With The Man Behind The Mosque

The Daily Beast | Brad Gooch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the leader of the controversial Islamic center Park51, represents a liberal version of Islam, says biographer Brad Gooch, who ...

Build the Mosque!

Andrew Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrew Levine

Would that there were as much interest in building mosques -- or churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship -- as in building temples to Zeus. ...