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Ground Zero Mosque

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...

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

Bloomberg's Veto Upsets Muslim Rights Group

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 07.26.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Muslim-American civil rights groups are criticizing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for vetoing a bill on Tuesday (July 23) that would hav...

PHOTOS: 9/11 Plane's Landing Gear Found In Lower Manhattan

Posted 05.01.2013 | New York

Part of the landing gear believed to be from one of the airplanes that hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was discovered in between two...

Lawsuit: Ex-Imam Misused Millions In Donations To 'Ground Zero Mosque'

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The imam who was a lightning rod during heated debate over a planned mosque near ground zero used millions of dollars in contributions to ...

Do Americans Really Dislike Mosques?

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.28.2012 | Religion

In 2010, a fierce national debate erupted after plans to erect an Islamic community center two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center were ann...

Why I "Refudiate" Chick-Fil-A

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Mr. Chick-fil-A and I have different views on what invites God's judgment on America. He says it's gay marriage, but I think it's more likely to be bigotry directed at gay teens at risk of being bullied. So I "refudiate" Chick-fil-A, as is my right.

Public Face Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Says Life Was Threatened

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) – One of the leaders of the effort to build an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center says someone threatened to kill hi...

Andrea Stone

Peter King Plans Another Hearing On Muslim Radicalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security has scheduled a fifth hearing on radicalization within the Muslim-American comm...

Judge Says Islamic Center Park51 Cannot Be Evicted, But Must Pay Back Rent

Posted 11.29.2011 | New York

A Manhattan Judge has blocked Con Edison from evicting Park51, the proposed Islamic Center in Lower Manhattan. The center however will need to pay hun...

Andrea Stone

Muslim Scholars Issue Fatwa Declaring No Conflict Between Islamic Law And U.S. Constitution

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Islamic scholars tired of conservative charges that Muslims in the United States constitute a radical fifth column bent on subverting American values ...

A Tale Of One Mosque And Two News Stories

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

This is the tale of one city, one Islamic Center and two news stories. One story put the town on the map. The second story garnered almost no national attention.

PHOTOS: Park51 Opens Its Doors Near Ground Zero

AP | KAREN ZRAICK and VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 11.22.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An Islamic cultural center near the site of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center held its first exhibit Wednesday ...

Ground Zero Mosque Developer Regrets Not Involving 9/11 Families

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK — The developer of a Muslim cultural center near the World Trade Center says his "biggest mistake" wa...

'Ground Zero Mosque' Builders Unveil Latest Project

AP | Posted 11.18.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The organizers of an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero are opening a temporary space at the site. The newly remodeled ...

Patriotism vs. Nationalism in a Post 9/11 World

Grant Lyon | Posted 11.08.2011 | Comedy
Grant Lyon

If you believe in freedom of religion but don't understand the irony behind your anger at a mosque being built near ground zero, then you are the number one culprit of dumb nationalism in 2011.

WATCH: Ground Zero Mosque Issue Enters Race To Replace Weiner

Forest Hills, NY Patch | Matthew Hampton Email the Author | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York

Republican Bob Turner's campaign for Congress released its first ad on Thursday, sending it out in an e-mail blast. The ad, titled "Send a Message,...

NYC Mosque May Take Years To Complete

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The developer of an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero says it may take years to determine what kind of project Mus...

Andrea Stone

The 'Ground Zero Mosque': One Year Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

As political firestorms go, few have consumed more oxygen than last summer's "ground zero mosque" controversy in lower Manhattan. Though it was nei...

Islam-Baiting Doesn't Work

Stephan Salisbury | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Stephan Salisbury

Sharia has become a convenient way to harp on nonexistent, yet anxiety-producing, "threats." Since no one knows what you're talking about when you decry Sharia, it's even easier than usual to say anything, no matter how bizarre or duplicitous.

America's Sacred Ground

Eboo Patel | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

I believe Ground Zero is sacred. I believe every inch of America is sacred. I believe, in an era where more and more people are convinced that different faiths are fated to fight, America is nothing short of a mercy upon all the worlds.

Daisy Khan, the "Ground Zero Mosque" -- And 700 Million Muslim Women

Jesse Larner | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

Khan is a warm, thoughtful, and charismatic person, who very clearly explained her commitment both to democracy and open society.

What's Worse: Burning the Koran or Killing Innocent People Not Responsible for It?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

No matter how despicable Pastor Jones and his band of unmerry men might be, nothing can possibly justify this brutal retaliation or the failure to speak out against it.

Imam Rauf In Chapel Hill: What's Right With America

Michael Carmichael | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Michael Carmichael

During the evening, Imam Rauf assured the audience in Hill Hall, "The American Muslim community is to play an important role in mediating between America and the Muslim world."

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. ...