Hip-Hop Mogul Shows Support For Ground Zero Mosque
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is making his support for a proposed mosque near Ground Zero crystal clear through the windows of his apartment overlooking the World Trade Center site.
The nine windows on the top story of the Liberty Street building have been taken up by large signs. The first six windows use the symbols of world religions to spell out “coexist,” starting with an Islamic star and crescent for the “C” and finishing with a Christian cross for the “T.”
The other windows contain a Bible reference and other phrases. A representative for Simmons says it will be up until at least Sept. 11.
Supporters of the mosque say religious freedom should be protected. Opponents say the mosque should be moved farther away from Ground Zero.
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