Islamic community center
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.
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.
Organizers of an Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero will hold its first event Wednesday evening.
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.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will be joined at the 1 p.m. ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer service Wednesday by a minister and a rabbi.
A coalition of groups in favor of the right to build a mosque near Ground Zero announced it will hold a counter-demonstration Saturday to those planning to protest the project.
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.
Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Thursday a community center and mosque planned near Ground Zero should be built because Muslims were among those of many faiths who died in the Sept. 11 attacks.
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