Jan 14, 2011

New Imam Named for Downtown Islamic Center

New Imam Named for Downtown Islamic Center

The organization planning to build an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center said the imam who has been the public face of the project, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, will be playing a reduced role in the...

Oct 3, 2010

REVEALED: First Photos of Planned Downtown Mosque

REVEALED: First Photos of Planned Downtown Mosque

Sketches of the Islamic center planned two blocks from ground zero envision a futuristic-looking building with far more space for secular pursuits than religious worship.

Sep 18, 2010

Muslim Summit Planned Over Islamic Center

Muslim Summit Planned Over Islamic Center

A proposed Islamic center near ground zero is slowly being embraced by some Muslims who initially were indifferent about the plan, partly in response to a sense that their faith is under attack. A summit of...

Sep 9, 2010

Mosque Investor Would Consider Selling Site

Mosque Investor Would Consider Selling Site

The backers of a proposed Islamic center near ground zero are expressing regrets about creating a firestorm with a plan they thought would be simple and noncontroversial.

Sep 9, 2010

Imam Fears Moving Mosque Could Inflame Tension

Imam Fears Moving Mosque Could Inflame Tension

The imam behind a proposed Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero cautioned Wednesday that moving the facility could cause a violent backlash from Muslim extremists and endanger national security.

Sep 8, 2010

Mosque Imam Breaks Silence

Mosque Imam Breaks Silence

The holy man at the center of the raging controversy that has become known as the "Ground Zero Mosque," has finally spoken out.

Sep 8, 2010

Bloomberg, Cautiously, Defends Fla. Pastor Who Plans to Burn Qurans

Bloomberg, Cautiously, Defends Fla. Pastor Who Plans to Burn Qurans

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a minister's plan to burn the Muslim holy book on Sept. 11 is "distasteful" but says the minister has a right to do it. Bloomberg was asked Tuesday about Pastor Terry...

Sep 3, 2010

Downtown Islamic Center Backer Donated to Hamas-Linked Group

Downtown Islamic Center Backer Donated to Hamas-Linked Group

One of the investors in a proposed Islamic center near ground zero is a Long Island medical clinic owner whose expressions of sympathy for Palestinians included a donation to a charity later shut down for links...

Sep 2, 2010

Islamic Center Developers Still Face Financial Hurdles

Islamic Center Developers Still Face Financial Hurdles

The developers planning to build a $100 million Islamic center near the World Trade Center site still have financial hurdles to clear: They haven't finished buying all the property they want for the project and...

Sep 2, 2010

Farrakhan Offers His Two Cents in On Downtown Islamic Center, Obama

Farrakhan Offers His Two Cents in On Downtown Islamic Center, Obama

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Thursday an Islamic community center and mosque planned near Ground Zero should be built because Muslims were among those of many faiths who died in the Sept. 11...

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