NEW YORK (CBS 2) — New York Governor David Paterson was asking New Yorkers to take a break from mosque talk this week.
He called for a one week moratorium on the controversial debate as the country observes the anniversary of September 11 and as Muslims and Jews celebrate the end of Ramadan and the Jewish New Year.READ MORE: Judge Lifts Temporary Pause On Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers And Other City Workers, Who Now Must Be Vaccinated By Monday
Meantime, the imam who has become the public face of Park51, the proposed Islamic community center and mosque at Ground Zero and formerly named the Cordoba House, was back in the United States.READ MORE: 'I Want A Proper Education': Some NYC Public School Students With Medical Exemptions From In-Person Instruction Feel They're Falling Behind
The religious leader had been on a 15-day trip to the Middle East to promote religious tolerance in the Gulf.MORE NEWS: Mattress Giveaway In Queens Highlights Depth Of Need That Remains 3 Weeks After Ida
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