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Sharif El-Gamal (credit: Getty Images)

WCBS 880: Developer Behind Ground Zero Mosque Plans To Build Islamic Museum

The developer is planning to build a three-story, 5,000-square-foot museum dedicated to exploring the faith of Islam and its arts and culture.

04/30/2014

Anne Frank Center USA - New York, NY - Mar 15, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880 / AFS/AFF, Amsterdam/Basel)

New Anne Frank Center Opens In Lower Manhattan

The words of the diary of Anne Frank, one of the many young victims of the Holocaust, have echoed on through time and around the globe to Manhattan.

03/15/2012

A rendering of the Park 51 Islamic cultural center - Credit: SOMA Architects

Park 51 Becomes Wedge Issue In Race For Anthony Weiner’s Seat

The developers of the Park 51 Islamic cultural center were denied 9/11 rebuilding funds last week, but that hasn’t made the funding issue go away.

08/22/2011

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

The site of a proposed mosque is seen in New York, NY - May 25, 2010 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

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.

11/23/2010

A rendering of the Park 51 Islamic cultural center - Credit: SOMA Architects

Saudi Prince Backs Moving Islamic Cultural Center

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was quoted as saying that moving the planned mosque and other facilities would respect the memory of those killed in the 2001 attacks.

10/28/2010

The first artist renderings show the honeycomb-like facade of the proposed Islamic center in Lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/SOMA Architects)

Artist Renderings Of ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Revealed

The first artist renderings of the proposed Islamic community center near ground zero have been released.

10/02/2010

Ground zero mosque

Muslim Groups Hold Summit Over NYC Islamic┬áCenter

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.

09/19/2010

Ground zero mosque

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.

09/18/2010

(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, Pool)

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.

09/18/2010

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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.

09/15/2010

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.

09/14/2010

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (credit: Getty Images)

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.

CBS 2–09/13/2010

Proposed Mosque Site Near Ground Zero

Ground Zero Mosque On The Move?

There was a possible resolution in the works Tuesday night in the debate surrounding the proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center near ground zero.

08/17/2010

Manhattan Mosque Controversy

Mosque Match: Bloomberg Vs. Paterson

There were growing tensions Friday between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Gov. David Paterson. The mayor doesn’t like the governor’s suggestion that the ground zero mosque be moved elsewhere.

08/13/2010

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