The Department of Correction said Imam Aziz-Ud Bin Bilal was suspended without pay.
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.
Prosecutors dropped their case against Eddie Crespo this week after a grand jury declined to indict him on any charges in the December 8 incident.
Two men attacked a Muslim religious leader in a hate-fueled assault in a subway station, with one hurling slurs along with a fist, prosecutors and Muslim advocates said Thursday.
NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Bedbugs are biting the imam who was looking to build the controversial community center near Ground Zero. Feisal Abdul Rauf is facing a temporary receivership for his New Jersey apartment […]
Daisy Khan said Sunday that her life and that of her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf were “under threat.”
He called for a one week moratorium on the controversial debate.
Rauf returns at a time of increased worry over just where the money for Park51 is coming from.
Despite assurances from its developer, an overwhelming number of New Yorkers want prosecutors to keep tabs on the financing for the proposed mosque and cultural center near Ground Zero.
Community Board-1 President Julie Menin intially voted in favor of the proposed Islamic center. That was before the project mushroomed into a divisive, paralyzing discourse.
The imam spearheading a proposed Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York says the fierce opposition is closely linked to the U.S. elections in November.
A leader of the proposed Islamic center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero says dropping the plan in the face of protest isn’t an option.
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