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WNYC News

Imam Behind Islamic Cultural Center Remains Evasive About Park51's Future

Monday, September 13, 2010

The imam spoke before a crowd for the first time since returning from a two-month trip abroad. He addressed members of the media and the Council on Foreign Relations, but he left plenty of questions unanswered.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Defends Rights of Koran Burners

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

As Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein greeted students arriving at PS 172 in Sunset Park this morning, the mayor was asked about comments he made to the Daily News on Tuesday regarding the rights of members of a Florida church to burn copies of the Koran on September 11.

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The Takeaway

Imam Behind Embattled 'Ground Zero' Islamic Center Speaks Out

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

"We are proceeding with the community center, Cordoba House," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf announced in an op-ed in today's New York Times, referring to the proposed Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan that critics deride as the "ground zero mosque." On the eve of the ninth anniversary of 9/11, Rauf acknowledged the controversy that has polarized Americans and drawn the attention of Muslims all over the world. Rauf says he is "sensitive to the feelings of the families of victims of 9/11," but adds that the Cordoba House will be "a center for unification and healing."

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