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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. ...

Confession in the Shadows of the Mosque (Issue)

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

Wouldn't it be amazing if we could discuss all our feelings of fear and fantasy without fury and without a compulsion to feel absolutely right?

The Sacred Ground of Deep Seated Hate

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Now that we have politicized Park51 and the world is watching, there can be no wavering of our support of the First Amendment and, in turn, the proposed community center. Build it.

What Would Our Founding Fathers Say About The 'Ground Zero Mosque'?

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Our founding fathers anticipated this conundrum and laid out clear markers that we should use to guide our views.

Islamophobia in America: Where Do We Go From Here?

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

The failure to distinguish between the actions of religious extremists and terrorists and the vast majority of Muslims and their faith has reinforced a belief in the collective guilt of American Muslims and their faith.

5 Questions Swirling Around the 'Ground Zero Mosque' Debate

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Salam Al Marayati

The questions raised by opponents of the cultural center deserve clear, unambiguous answers about Islam in America. That's the least we as Muslim Americans can do for our fellow citizens.

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...

Rand Paul: Obama 'Elitist' On Mosque Issue, Liberals 'Arrogant' In Approach To Policy (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul took aim at President Obama on Thursday for sharing his take on a proposal to develop a mosque and Isla...

Park51: Time to Move Beyond a Non-Issue

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

While Americans are embroiled in the debate whether to uphold civil liberties or follow emotional sensitivities, the world is awaiting the final verdict on Park 51.

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 ...

America's "Good Muslims" Are Being Left Out to Dry

Abbas Barzegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Abbas Barzegar

From towering figures in the American Muslim community to the corner mosque preacher, the American Muslim message since 9/11 has been resolutely non-violent, ecumenical, and anti-Islamist.

Park 51: The Ground Zero Mosque Is Not a Mosque

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anushay Hossain

Calling this Center the "Ground Zero Mosque" not only makes people think up dramatic images of an actual mosque right on the site of Ground Zero, but it also misconstrues the entire debate.

"Ground Zero Mosque:" Politics of Fear and Persecution Assail American Character

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

What the GOP and the "ground zero mosque" detractors want you to believe is that the Americans at the Muslim cultural center are not Americans. Remember the Japanese internment camps?

Why Building the Mosque is Good for America!

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dean Obeidallah

Where can the Muslim community center be built in NYC? I say you can build it here or there, by a house or a mouse, in Tribeca by Robert DeNiro or further down by Ground Zero. It's that simple.

'Ground Zero Mosque' Will Be First LEED Certified Mosque In US

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Amid the uproar over the Cordoba House project, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin reveals that it will be the country's first certified "green mosque," named Park51...

Top American Rabbis Rally Behind the 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Even as newspapers continue to flurry with the headline that the Anti-Defamation League has opposed Park 51, the leaders of American Jewry have come out disproportionately in support of the community center.

Ground Zero Mosque Controversy Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

Not only is the Ground Zero Mosque controversy a misnomer in title -- the 51 Park Mosque and Community Center is not actually visible from the actual Ground Zero site -- but it misses the mark in a far scarier way.

Why Muslims Want the Muslim Community Centre in Lower Manhattan

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Naazish YarKhan

It's a space that will honor Islam and inter-faith learning. It will help us get to know each other better. Can we please give it a chance?

'Ground Zero Mosque' and Religious Freedom in America

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

These protests, diatribes, and campaigns against Park51, the proposed Muslim community center in lower Manhattan, violate the ideals of religious freedom to which our country has long aspired.