Sep 1, 2010

Imam: Mosque Fight About More Than "Piece of Real Estate"

Imam: Mosque Fight About More Than "Piece of Real Estate"

The imam leading plans for an Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in Manhattan said the fight is over more than "a piece of real estate" and could shape the future of Muslim relations...

Aug 30, 2010

Downtown Community Board Head Supports Mosque with Interfaith Option

Downtown Community Board Head Supports Mosque with Interfaith Option

The chairwoman of the community board that voted for an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero said she believes adding an interfaith dimension would help unite people, saying a nondenominational chapel...

Aug 30, 2010

Downtown Mosque Imam Also a Jersey Landlord

Downtown Mosque Imam Also a Jersey Landlord

The imam who hopes to preside over a controversial Islamic center two blocks from Ground Zero is also reportedly a landlord  in New Jersey-- and his tenants aren't singing his praises. Feisal Rauf,...

Aug 29, 2010

Mosque Debate Will Shape American Islam

Mosque Debate Will Shape American Islam

Adnan Zulfiqar, a graduate student, former U.S. Senate aide and American-born son of Pakistani immigrants, will soon give the first khutbah, or sermon, of the fall semester at the University of Pennsylvania. His

Aug 28, 2010

Mosque Debate Helps Define Gov Candidates

Mosque Debate Helps Define Gov Candidates

If the divisive issue of whether a mosque should be built a few blocks from ground zero is resulting in anything positive so far, it has given New York voters some clarity in choosing a candidate for governor.

Aug 26, 2010

Two Views on the Downtown Mosque and Cultural Center

Two Views on the Downtown Mosque and Cultural Center

The mosque near Ground Zero has stirred controversy around the world. And the contrasting words of two men should have special meaning to New Yorkers.

Aug 26, 2010

Ground Zero's Boundaries Evolve in Mosque Debate

Ground Zero's Boundaries Evolve in Mosque Debate

The furor over how close is too close to ground zero for a planned Islamic center and mosque has raised a simple question nine years after Sept. 11: Where exactly is ground zero?

Aug 25, 2010

Mosque Developer Claims Classic NYC Background

Mosque Developer Claims Classic NYC Background

Eight years ago, Sharif El-Gamal was just another ambitious striver from Brooklyn, casting about for career leads and dreaming of a grander future in real estate.

Aug 25, 2010

9/11 Families, Supporters Rally for Mosque Near WTC

9/11 Families, Supporters Rally for Mosque Near WTC

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.

Aug 25, 2010

Russell Simmons Displays Support for Mosque in His Windows

Russell Simmons Displays Support for Mosque in His Windows

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons demonstrated his support for a proposed mosque near ground zero with a window display.

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