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Investigators on Saturday were searching the area around the World Trade Center, after a part believed to be from one of the planes in the 9-11 attacks was discovered in Lower Manhattan.
A Long Island synagogue has canceled a controversial speech by conservative firebrand Pamela Geller.
Pamela Geller will be taking center stage at a Long Island synagogue this weekend speaking about Islam, and there’s been a firestorm of opposition.
The property owners who want to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from ground zero are suing previous owner Burlington Coat Factory.
A group opposed to a planned mosque near Ground Zero has asked a judge to overturn New York City’s decision to withhold landmark status for the building site.
The nonprofit group controlled by the developer of the Islamic center said it supported Rauf’s work but needed someone who could spend more time on the nitty-gritty task of building a congregation.
The nonprofit group Park51 announced Friday that it had named a new imam to lead religious programing. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will focus on other initiatives.
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.
The debate over the proposed mosque and community center at Ground Zero was heating up once more Tuesday.
Derek Fenton filed a lawsuit Friday seeking reinstatement and monetary damages saying the dismissal violated his constitutional right to free expression.
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Thursday that Americans should be tolerant of plans to build an Islamic center and mosque near the site of the World Trade Center in New York.
The first artist renderings of the proposed Islamic community center near ground zero have been released.
The event was intended to address both the Park51 project and a perceived rise in anti-Muslim sentiments and rhetoric that has accompanied the nationwide debate over the project.
It wasn’t clear whether the group will emerge with a firm endorsement of the proposed center. The meeting’s primary purpose was to talk about ways to combat religious bigotry.