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WATCH: Peter King's Constituents Defend Radical Islam Hearings

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Many have criticized Rep. Peter King's hearings on radical Islam, but, at least judging from a New York Times video, his constituents have his back. ...

WATCH: Former Park51 Imam Condemns Islam Hearings

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York Rep. Peter King has caught plenty of flack from critics who disapprove of his hearings on Muslim radicalism in America. The former Imam of t...

Imam Ordered To PAY For Security Officer

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A judge says an imam who plans to build a mosque near ground zero must reimburse a New Jersey city that stationed a police o...

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.

Feisal Abdul Rauf: Islamic Center Fight Could Shape Muslim Relations In America

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The imam leading plans for an Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York said the fight is o...

Community Board Head Wants Interfaith Component For Islamic Center

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The chairwoman of the community board that voted for an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero said she believes adding an interf...

Do Words Cause Wars?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Anti-Muslim speech has been curtailed in the U.S. since 9/11 so far as official channels go. Popular sentiment and right-wing radio are another matter...

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Speaks Out (AUDIO, TRANSCRIPT)

Joseph Ward III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

It is my sincere hope that by releasing this audio recording and transcript of our recent conversation, those who honestly seek understanding about the Islamic center and the good leaders behind it will find it.

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 ...

Giuliani: 'Ground Zero Mosque' Promotes Anger, Hatred (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If it has to do with 9/11, you can bet former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's going to put his stamp on it. Giuliani weighed in on the debate swi...

Feisal Abdul Rauf, 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam, On Mideast Outreach Tour

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANAMA, Bahrain — The imam leading plans for an Islamic center near the Manhattan site of the Sept. 11 attacks began a U.S.-funded outreach tour...

Who's Inside the Muslim Box?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Moderate Muslims chafe at being put into the same box with extremists. Right wingers jump into the box with them, however, because it holds any kind of close-mindedness, propaganda, and intolerance.

Sam Stein On Ground Zero Mosque Imam: A Voice "We Should Be Elevating, Not Downplaying" (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein went on Morning Joe this morning to discuss the details of the proposed Islamic cultural center two block...

Sam Stein

'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam Helped FBI With Counterterrorism Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In March 2003, federal officials were being criticized for disrespecting the rights of Arab-Americans in their efforts to crack down on domestic secur...

Obama Reframes Mosque Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama showed that the "Ground Zero mosque" argument is not a simple one, and in fact has two major segments. The first is whether or not the mosque "should be allowed" to be built. The second is whether it "should" be built.

Proposed Muslim Community Center Near Ground Zero: 'A Slap in the Face' or 'Repairing the Breach?'

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

To my sensibility, the image of a Muslim community center going up in lower Manhattan is a sign of hope, a very real manifestation of faith in the future of America and of Islam.