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.
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.
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.
Rauf, the man behind the Park 51 Islamic cultural center, said bin Laden’s death can bring “closure and healing around 9/11.”
The debate over the proposed mosque and community center at Ground Zero was heating up once more Tuesday.
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.
The first artist renderings of the proposed Islamic community center near ground zero have been released.
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.
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.
The wife of the imam who wants to build a mosque near Ground Zero said repairs were under way.
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 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.
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.
There was a possible resolution in the works Tuesday night in the debate surrounding the proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center near ground zero.
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.