The Mosque Debate - NBC New York
Friday, 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...

Sunday, 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.

Saturday, 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...

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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...

Friday, 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...

Thursday, 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...

Thursday, 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.

Top Stories
1 Dead, 33 Hurt as Twin Explosions Rock Cosmetics Plant
1 Dead, 33 Hurt as Twin Explosions Rock Cosmetics Plant

A pair of explosions rocked a gigantic cosmetics manufacturing plant in New York's Orange County Monday, injuring nearly three dozen people and spewing thick plumes of noxious black smoke from the roof and...

NYC Ring Smuggled Enough Fentanyl to Kill 6M: Authorities
NYC Ring Smuggled Enough Fentanyl to Kill 6M: Authorities

Sixteen people have been arrested after federal and local authorities said they uncovered in a drugs-on-demand service that distributed cocaine, heroin and enough of the ultra-powerful opioid fentanyl to kill 6...

Shoplifter Dies as Jaguar Flips Into NJ Office, Flames Erupt
Shoplifter Dies as Jaguar Flips Into NJ Office, Flames Erupt

A car careened off the road, flipped over and crashed into a building in New Jersey during what authorities say was a police pursuit Sunday afternoon.

Justice Dept. Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger
Justice Dept. Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

The Justice Department sued on Monday to block AT&T's merger with Time Warner, calling it an "illegal" combination that harms consumers and stifles innovation, DOJ officials said. AT&T and Time Warner announced...

Sharon Tate's Sister: Manson's Followers 'as Evil Today as They Ever Were'
Sharon Tate's Sister: Manson's Followers 'as Evil Today as They Ever Were'

Debra Tate got the call from Corcoran State Prison around 8:30 p.m. Sunday -- the man who ordered the killing of her sister was dead. It wasn't a surprise. She'd been expecting it for at least a week after...