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Developer Moves To Demolish Park51, 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK, April 8 (Reuters) - A New York City real estate developer has filed plans to raze the "Ground Zero mosque," a structure housing an Islamic...

Building Babel: An Interview With Documentary Filmmaker David Osit

Court Stroud | Posted 03.27.2013 | New York
Court Stroud

Interfaith spiritual community Sanctuary NYC will screen Building Babel, which follows a year in the life of Sharif El-Gamal, the developer behind New York's Park51, sometimes referred to by opponents as the "Ground Zero Mosque."

Preparing For The 10th Anniversary Of 9/11

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Plans for commemorative ceremonies, gatherings, and memorial services are underway. But how we understand 9/11 is still far from certain ten years later.

GOP, Stirring a Lethal Brew

James Zogby | Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

GOP 2012 presidential aspirants, courting their party's religious fundamentalist base are making truly outrageous comments about Islam and Muslims.

Myths About America and Americans

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Because of globalization, many aspects of American culture are known world-wide. Despite this familiarity, there are myths believed by many Arabs that distort their understanding of America and the American people.

Scary Scary Scary New York City

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patrick Sauer

I can't see them, but I know they're everywhere. A WPIX headline screamed bed bugs have reached an "epidemic scale!" And that was based on a survey of pest control companies.

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?

Why The Mosque Melee Actually Signals A New Era Of Religious Tolerance

Jim Kenney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Kenney

for those closest to the ongoing interreligious movement, tolerance just won't suffice. Real intercultural harmony demands exposure, as well as respect, mutuality, and, ultimately, engagement.

Mosque Hysteria: Brining Us Closer to Another 9/11?

Yitz Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Yitz Jordan

Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich may have brought us closer to "another 9/11" than any Cordoba House ever could.

Bill Clinton On Park51 Center: 'They Ought To Be Able To Do It' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton said recently that he believes an Islamic cultural center proposed to be built near Ground Zero in New York City is an a...

Time to Move On

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John L. Esposito

It is time to address the gaps between our understanding of Muslims and Islam and leave behind the myths and stereotypes that frame the view that many Americans hold of Islam and Muslims.

Fighting Islamophobia: Come, Let Us Reason Together

Religion News Service | John Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By John Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani Religion News Service (RNS) Tolerance is one of the hallmarks of democracy, particularly American democracy. I...

The Grinch Who Stole Eid

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Television viewers in the Arab world had to endure endless coverage of the pastor from Florida, coupled with the controversy over the proposed building of a Muslim community center near Ground Zero, during the month of Ramadan.

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 Wednes...

The Math And Aftermath Of Ground Zero

Yoav Sivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Yoav Sivan

This is where the ADL and I differ. They recommend a distance, while I'm so naive to believe that the healing process rather requires bringing two points together.

A Grand Gesture of Reconciliation for the Ground Zero Mosque

Arthur Goldwag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Arthur Goldwag

When I was in elementary school, a bully used to spit on me and my Jewish friends and call us Kikes and Christ killers. I wrote to the ADL and Abe Foxman himself answered my letter to tell me what to do.

Muslim-Bashing Televangelist Coming To Ground Zero | By Samuel Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Muslim-bashing evangelical preacher is bringing his inflammatory brand of worship to Ground Zero - and even the anti-mosque crowd doesn't want him. ...

Jason Linkins

Orrin Hatch Supports Building Of Park51: 'I'd Be The First To Stand Up For Their Rights' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Good on Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). ThinkProgress's Alex Seitz-Wald has video of Hatch giving an interview to Salt Lake City's Fox 13 News, in wh...

Dr Jack Shaheen: "More leadership needed on Park 51 conversation."

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

The national conversation on the Park 51 Islamic Community Center has taken a turn for the worst. Opponents claim it's too close to the Ground Zero a...

A Crescendo of Innuendo: Obama and the Muslim Myth

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Mitch McConnell says he's never done anything wrong with mutton. I take him at his word, for Mitch McConnell is an honorable man.

Bloomberg Bashes Park51 Critics On 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg stopped by the Daily Show last night to speak with host Jon Stewart about the proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero. Bloomberg has...

A Mayor's Courage: Bloomberg Continues to Fight for Park 51

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anushay Hossain

Over the course of the past few weeks, nothing has moved me or been made more clear to me than the integrity and courage of Michael Bloomberg.

What Must Come Next in the Park51 Debate: Democrats Protecting America

Jack d'Annibale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack d'Annibale

The Park51 debate continues to reveal Republicans' incompetence on national security, making it a prime opportunity for the Democrats to fill that role as America's protectors -- abroad and at home.

Dear America, Dear Muslim World

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Recent data revealed that over 50,000 people were killed by terrorist attacks worldwide in 2008. Over 50 percent of those killed were Muslim.

Muslim Cab Driver STABBED In New York City, Michael Enright Arrested On Hate Crime Charge

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A man has been arrested on charges he repeatedly stabbed a New York City cab driver after asking the driver if he was Muslim and the driver said yes. ...