The planned mosque and Islamic center blocks from ground zero is getting a new boost from a coalition of supporters that includes 9/11 families.
The coalition, New York Neighbors for American Values, rallied for the first time Wednesday at a municipal building near ground zero.
Talat Hamdani says her paramedic son, a Muslim, gave his life on Sept. 11 to save Americans and their values, including freedom of religion.
The group was started by members of 40 civic and religious organizations.
They plan a candlelight vigil near ground zero on Sept. 10, the eve of the ninth Sept. 11 anniversary.