The Muslim cleric who hopes to build an Islamic center near the World Trade Center site said Friday that he’ll tour the country in an effort “to inspire interfaith understanding” for the project.
Emails reveal that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office worked behind the scenes to help the organizers of a mosque and community center near ground zero.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said he hopes to see interfaith centers like the one he plans to include inside the downtown Manhattan Islamic center built all over the world.
Gov. David Paterson said Wednesday that developers of an Islamic cultural center that would include a mosque near ground zero have rejected his offer to help them find a different site.
The Anti-Defamation League has come out against the planned mosque and Islamic community center near ground zero.