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What 9/11 is telling us years later

What 9/11 is telling us years later

HERNDON, Va., May 7 (UPI) -- To those Muslims looking to expand Islam's global reach, symbolism is very important.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Protesters target mosque near Ground Zero

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Hundreds of demonstrators both for and against a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero gathered Sunday in New York City.
N.Y. mosque imam begins 'tolerance' tour

N.Y. mosque imam begins 'tolerance' tour

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The imam behind the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero has begun a three-country, U.S.-backed tour to build religious tolerance, officials say.
Mosque controversy offers teachable moment

Mosque controversy offers teachable moment

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama's comments about a planned mosque in New York have placed a national spotlight on the controversial project, observers said.
Lower Manhattan mosque moves forward

Lower Manhattan mosque moves forward

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A proposed mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site got a boost Tuesday from the New York City Landmarks Commission.

Imam defends planned Ground Zero mosque

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- An imam planning a 13-story Islamic community center near Ground Zero in New York says it will help eliminate terrorism, not encourage it.
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An artistic rendering of the proposed Park51

Park51, originally named Cordoba House (and referred to by some as the "Ground Zero mosque"), is a planned 13-story, glass and steel Islamic community center and mosque, to be located about two blocks from the World Trade Center site, in Lower Manhattan. The facility's design includes a 500-seat auditorium, theater, performing arts center, fitness center, swimming pool, basketball court, childcare area, bookstore, culinary school, art studio, food court, September 11 memorial, and prayer space that could accommodate 1,000–2,000 people. The center would replace an existing 1850s Italianate-style building that was damaged in the September 11 attacks.

Although the Park51 building would not be visible from the World Trade Center site, opponents of the Park51 project have claimed, among other things, that building a mosque so close to "Ground Zero" is offensive to the victims and the families of the victims of the 2001 World Trade Center attack, and that the building itself would serve as a victory memorial to Islam. Supporters respond that this argument is based on the idea that Islam, rather than Islamic radicals, is responsible for the terrorist attack.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Park 51."
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