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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (Credit: AP)

Imam Who Supported Islamic Community Center Near The World Trade Center Says His Life Was Threatened

One of the leaders of the effort to build an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center says someone threatened to kill him during the furor over the project.

07/11/2012

Muslim community leaders Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan,  husband and wife, hold an interview on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in New York.  Both are involved with plans for the proposed Islamic cultural centre near the site of the September 11th terrorist attacks.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Praises Pres. Obama For Killing Osama Bin Laden

Rauf, the man behind the Park 51 Islamic cultural center, said bin Laden’s death can bring “closure and healing around 9/11.”

05/02/2011

Rep. Peter King

In Wake Of Muslim Hearings, Rep. King Gets Security Upgrade

Long Island Congressman Peter King is facing threats — and getting extra security. But he vowed Monday to forge ahead with controversial hearings on radicalization in the Muslim-American community

03/07/2011

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (Credit: AP)

Imam To Tour Nation Promoting NYC Islamic Center

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.

12/24/2010

Muslim community leaders Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan,  husband and wife, hold an interview on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in New York.  Both are involved with plans for the proposed Islamic cultural centre near the site of the September 11th terrorist attacks.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Ground Zero Mosque Imam Sees Hope After Fury

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.

12/09/2010

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (Credit: AP)

Imam Unmoved By Saudi Criticism Of NYC Mosque

NEW YORK (AP) — The imam co-leading a drive to build an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center politely brushed aside a suggestion by one of his past benefactors Thursday that the project […]

10/28/2010

Donald Trump (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Imam: No Agreement To Move Mosque

Moments after real estate mogul Donald Trump offered to put up the cash to stop the mosque near ground zero from being built, the leader of a small Florida church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy said he is canceling plans to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11.

09/09/2010

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, a leading figure for the plans to build a mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks, attends a lecture hosted by the Dubai School of Government in the Gulf emirate on August 31, 2010during the second-leg of Abdul Rauf's tour as part of an outreach effort by the US State Department to promote religious tolerance. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Imam Warns Of ‘Global Ramifications’ If Mosque Is Moved

The imam behind the proposed mosque and Islamic center near ground zero said Wednesday night that he is simply stunned over the firestorm that has erupted over the project.

CBS 2–09/09/2010

(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, Pool)

Imam: I Understand The Sensitivity, But …

The man behind the mosque finally stepped in front of the cameras on Wednesday night. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said he’s not changing locations.

CBS 2–09/08/2010

(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, Pool)

Imam Of Proposed Ground Zero Mosque Breaks Silence

After months of keeping quiet, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is responding to criticism about the proposed Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero.

09/07/2010

(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, Pool)

Imam Rauf Returns To U.S. Following Middle East Tour

The imam who has become a public face of a proposed Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero has returned to the United States following a tour of the Middle East.

09/06/2010

Demonstrators attend a rally with the Coalition to Honor Ground Zero August 22, 2010 in New York. The rally was held to oppose the construction of an Islamic Center and mosque near Ground Zero.  AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Imam Faces Divisions Over Ground Zero Mosque

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has largely been absent from the national debate over the implications of building a Muslim house of worship so close to where Islamic terrorists killed more than 2,700 people.

08/28/2010

Mayor Bloomberg at Ramadan dinner

Mayor, Mosque Developer Bond At Ramadan Dinner

Mayor Michael Bloomberg hosted his annual Ramadan Iftar dinner Tuesday night at Gracie Mansion. But it was the proposed mosque in lower Manhattan that dominated this year’s event.

08/24/2010

Proposed Mosque Site Near Ground Zero

Giuliani: Ground Zero Mosque Building More Hatred

The imam of the so-called ground zero mosque started his government sponsored tour of the Middle East on Thursday as former Mayor Rudy Giuliani became the latest to suggest a location switch.

08/19/2010

Ground zero mosque site (file)

Some American Muslims Question Mosque Near Ground Zero

American Muslims who support the proposed mosque and Islamic center near ground zero are facing some skeptics within their own faith.

08/18/2010

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