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Islamic Center Ground Zero

Park51 Imam STEPS DOWN After Controversial Views Emerge

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Just when we were starting to get to know him, Sheik Abdallah Adhami is stepping out of the spotlight. Three weeks after being named as the imam for ...

New Park51 Imam Caught In Homophobic Rant

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Supporters of a proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero may take issue with some of the views of the center's new imam. In past lectures,...

Amanda Terkel

Poll: North Carolina Voters Say No To Exploiting NYC Islamic Cultural Center In 2010 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new survey from the Democratic-affiliated firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) finds that candidates arguing over the proposed Islamic Cultural Center i...

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...

Poll: Most New Yorkers Want Islamic Center Moved, Investigated

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A new poll finds 71 percent of New Yorkers want the developers of an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero to voluntarily mo...

Anti-Mosque Activist Brings Fight Against Islam To Chicago Cabs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The entire country seems to be embroiled in a heated argument over the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York--and Chicago cab drivers a...

Bob the Islamic Center Builder

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

Rick Majestic Bob the Islamic Community Center Builder's new CD features songs about conflict resolution, cooperation and refusal to exploit a nati...

Obama Does New York No Favors

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

People who don't know New York City often make the mistake of assuming that because we're so wildly diverse, we're wildly tolerant. Add Barack Obama to the list.

Anti-Mosque Sentiment in America: Lessons from Europe?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

Efforts to prohibit the construction of Islamic centers and mosques undermine American principles and move us closer to a Europe where restrictions on religious liberty are the most common means of "dealing" with Islam.

Quietly, Another Mosque Operates In Shadow Of Ground Zero

Religion News Service | By Nicole Neroulias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) Barely visible among the high-rise apartment buildings and cocktail lounges, a battered stee...

'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.

Ground Zero Mosque: Extremist 'Pilgrimage' Destination? An Interview With Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Joseph Ward III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

Imam Rauf spoke of using the model of the YMCA, which, decades ago, helped improve relationships between different Protestant Christians. Cordoba House will use the same community-building premise.

Why Newt Gingrich Is Wrong on Ground Zero Mosque

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Hirschfield

Newt Gingrich may be right that building any Islamic structure that close to Ground Zero is bad idea, at least for now. But his arguments for that position are at least as bad as the worst ones which favor its construction.