Despite assurances from its developer, an overwhelming number of New Yorkers want prosecutors to keep tabs on the financing for the proposed mosque and cultural center near Ground Zero.
Community Board-1 President Julie Menin intially voted in favor of the proposed Islamic center. That was before the project mushroomed into a divisive, paralyzing discourse.
Muslim leaders in the United States were criticizing New York Gov. David Paterson for his description of the developers of a mosque planned near Ground Zero as peaceful, “almost westernized” Muslims.
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is making his support for a proposed mosque near Ground Zero crystal clear through the windows of his apartment overlooking the World Trade Center site.
Governor Paterson and Archbishop Timothy Dolan were scheduled to meet Tuesday over the controversy over the proposed Ground Zero mosque.
Two rallies were being held in Lower Manhattan Sunday, and as CBS 2’s Magee Hickey reports, one is for and one is against the building of a mosque near Ground Zero.
The imam of the so-called ground zero mosque started his government sponsored tour of the Middle East on Thursday as former Mayor Rudy Giuliani became the latest to suggest a location switch.
The leader of the Catholic Archdiocese of New York suggested the Ground Zero mosque be moved and as CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reports, he is offering to help broker a deal.
Some 9/11 first responders were criticizing President Obama for getting involved in the Ground Zero mosque controversy but not pushing for passage of the $7 billion Zadroga health bill.
The president created a firestorm of reaction when he showed support for the Ground Zero mosque Friday night. This weekend, as CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown reports, he’s clarifying his comments.
President Barack Obama says Muslims have the right to build a mosque at Ground Zero, but he wouldn’t comment Saturday on whether he thinks it’s a good idea.
The developer behind Park51, an Islamic center and mosque planned near Ground Zero, owns only half the Park Place building where it’s to be built. The other half is owned by Con Edison.