Mahdi Bray

Imam Mahdi Bray, center, executive director of the Muslim American Society, speaks at a news conference in front of the proposed Islamic center and mosque site near ground zero, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, in New York. A number of local and national American Muslim leaders spoke at the site to support efforts to build an Islamic center at 51 Park Place. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Muslim Groups Back Islamic Center Near Ground Zero

A coalition of Muslim groups called Monday for interfaith dialogue to combat religious intolerance and said they support the right to build a controversial Islamic center near ground zero.