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NJ Transit Worker Fired Over Koran Burning Gets Job Back

According to the settlement in the case, Derek Fenton will receive $25,000 for pain and suffering when he resumes his $86,110-a-year job.


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Critics Furious Mosque Developers Want 9/11 Money

The debate over the proposed mosque and community center at Ground Zero was heating up once more Tuesday.


Pastor Terry Jones, right, of the Dove World Outreach Center of Gainesville, Fla., speaks to reporters across the street from the proposed Islamic cultural center near the World Trade Center site, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Florida Pastor Leads Anti-Mosque Protest In NYC

Pastor Terry Jones — who backed down from a threat to burn the Koran on Sept. 11 — has led a few dozen protesters to the site of a proposed mosque near ground zero.


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NJ Transit Employee Who Burned Koran Sues Over Firing

Derek Fenton filed a lawsuit Friday seeking reinstatement and monetary damages saying the dismissal violated his constitutional right to free expression.


Displaying peace symbols on the roof and hood, a 2011 Hyundai Accent sits under a tent Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in South Brunswick, N.J., before car dealer Brad Benson gives the car to Florida pastor Terry Jones for canceling plans to burn a Koran. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Anti-Koran Pastor Picks Up New Car In New Jersey

A Florida pastor who drew international criticism by threatening to burn a copy of the Koran picked up a free car on Friday, his reward from a New Jersey car dealer for calling it off.


Pastor Terry Jones stands outside his church - Gainesville, FL - Sep 8, 2010 - Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

NJ Dealer Rewards Anti-Koran Pastor With Car

A New Jersey car dealer plans to keep his word after offering Florida pastor Terry Jones a new car if he promised to not burn a Koran.


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Muslim Groups Hold Summit Over NYC Islamic Center

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.


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Muslim Summit Planned Over Ground Zero Mosque

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.


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Wife: Imam Fixing N.J. Buildings

The wife of the imam who wants to build a mosque near Ground Zero said repairs were under way.


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NJ Senator: Koran Burner Shouldn’t Lose His Job

A NJ Transit worker was fired from his job after he burned pages of the Koran on his day off. While most say the burning was an intolerant act, some are questioning whether his constitutional rights were violated.


Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (Credit: AP)

N.J. Mayor: Ground Zero Mosque Imam Is A Slumlord

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has some new issues to deal with. Some of the apartments in the buildings Rauf owns are allegedly riddled with bed bugs and have safety hazards.


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Imam: Mosque Site Not Sacred Ground

It was clear from the speech he gave at the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf intended to cast himself as a moderate Muslim and a proud New Yorker.

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Thousands demonstrate against the proposed Ground Zero mosque. (credit: CBS 2)

Imam: Mosque Furor Stoking Anti-Muslim Fears

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said in an interview that aired Sunday that the controversy over the mosque site has heightened concerns among Muslims of rising Islamophobia.


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Dueling Demonstrations Held In NYC After 9/11 Memorial

On this ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, dueling demonstrations were held just steps from ground zero.


09/11/10, New York, NY-Family members of the 9/11 victims at the reflecting pool during the  ceremony of ninth anniversary of 9/11. Photo Credit: POOL: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Controversy Wanes In Emotional 9/11 Ceremony

Despite religious tensions growing amid calls to extinguish plans for a proposed mosque to be built near Ground Zero, the overwhelming togetherness that the annual ceremony brought to New York City cast the controversy aside, at least for a few hours.