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'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 ...

Matt Sledge

WATCH: Osama Bin Laden Is Dead, But New York's Security Worries Live On | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

At the news of Osama bin Laden's death a crowd of joyful New Yorkers gathered for a spontaneous celebration just outside the World Trade Center constr...

Lucas Kavner

NYC Muslims React To Bin Laden's Death | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Around Manhattan today, Muslims responded to Osama bin Laden's death with a range of emotions. Happiness and disbelief were common themes,...

'Mosque' Debate Ending -- Will Rudy Join Rauf?

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

It could be decisive if a Republican of Rudy's stature stepped forward to acknowledge that it's time to unite behind an obviously peaceful interfaith Center in New York, and to speak out against the rise in hate crimes against Muslims.

Prominent Park51 Opponent: Stop Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Chandler

With Park51 retreating under a cloud of Tea Party witchcraft and midterm election white noise, Foxman's crucial reaffirmation of the need for tolerance arrives at the exact moment when it is least needed.

Amanda Terkel

Poll: More Republicans Support A Strip Club Over A Mosque Near Ground Zero | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new survey from the Democratic-affiliated firm Public Policy Polling finds that more Republicans support constructing a strip club than a mosque nea...

Who Should We Hate Next?

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

Who should we hate next? All car owners because one person drove drunk? It wasn't all Muslims who attacked us. It was an evil few, and they were all members of al Qaeda.

Teaching Architecture in the Age of the Great "Mosque" Debate

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Susan Deily-Swearingen

It is an interesting time to be an Instructor of Architectural History. For several years now, I have been teaching students about the movements of t...

Sam Stein

Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Making a relatively rare television appearance on Sunday, Imam Feisal Rauf, the man behind the controversial Islamic cultural center in downtown Manha...

An Atheist Celebrates Rosh Hashanah

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have always been problems for me because their meaning is overwhelmingly religious.

Right Think and Wrong Think About Muslims

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

When I began to research the origins of Islam, I found that compared to what I had absorbed about the life of Jesus or Buddha, my knowledge of the Prophet's life was almost a blank.

Sam Stein

Pro-Cordoba House Group Ties Harry Reid And Howard Dean To Muslim Cab Driver Stabbing | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A progressive non-profit group supporting the Islamic cultural center in downtown Manhattan released a video on Thursday chastising prominent Democrat...

Amanda Terkel

BLUNT Talk: Congressman Compares Mosque To Dropping The N-Word | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who is running for the state's U.S. Senate seat against Democrat Robin Carnahan, yesterday went on The McGraw Show on St. Loui...

Humanity's Fear of Buildings Continues

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

The debate over the mosque near Ground Zero adds to the ever increasing history of humanity's fear of buildings. How long has this fear endured? Well, I'm glad I pretended you asked that.

Three Talking Points on... the Cordoba Islamic Cultural Center

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

After a recent appearance on Fox News, where I discussed the Cordoba House Islamic Cultural Center being planned in lower Manhattan, a friend asked me...

From Nine to Ten and the Commemoration of 9/11

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Sunday, September 11, 2011 will be the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The politicization of the events a...

Frank Rich: The Right's Criticism Of The Islamic Cultural Center Destroys Their Case For Afghanistan

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The prime movers in the campaign against the "ground zero mosque" just happen to be among the last cheerleaders for America's nine-year war in Afghani...

Opponents, Supporters Of Islamic Cultural Center Square Off Near Ground Zero

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The proposed mosque near ground zero drew hundreds of fever-pitch demonstrators Sunday, with opponents carrying signs associating Isl...

Ben Craw

WATCH Joe Scarborough Takes On Newt Gingrich Mosque Comments: 'It's Deplorable, It Is Sick Politics' | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough has devoted much of his program's airtime so far this week to criticizing Newt Gingrich over the former House Speak...

Reflections on President Obama's Remarks Supporting the Islamic Cultural Center in Lower Manhattan

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Irwin Kula

As an eighth-generation rabbi whose father came to this country in 1938 to escape religious persecution, I applaud and am inspired by President Obama's remarks in support of the Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan.

Obama Speak

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Weller

One should always think of Obama's words as a stream of consciousness; like listening to a police radio. You may hear anything.

Who Wins When the U.S. Restricts Religious Freedom?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If terrorists are able to not only attack us physically but get us to judge our neighbors by labels rather than the content of their character, turn our back on the Constitution and then restrict the religious freedom of other Americans, we all lose.

New York's Imam Is on a Mission

Chine Labbe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chine Labbe

Assistant Imam Mohammad Shamsi Ali's appointment to the Islamic Cultural Center, the first building constructed as a mosque in New York City, only reinforced his commitment to bridge different religious communities.