The Man Behind the Mosque

September 27, 2011

The inside story of the most controversial building in America.

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A complicated rent dispute is the latest obstacle for Park51, the controversial project to build a mosque and community center … Continue reading

Live Chat: Meet the Man Behind the Mosque

Read the full transcript of our live chat with Sharif El-Gamal, producer Dan Reed and New York Times reporter Anne Barnard.

“America the Great”: Reflections of a Park51 Insider

The message written on the dollar bill, which had been carefully folded and placed in the mosque donation box, read: “Has anyone noticed how all of America’s problems are caused by moslems (sic), mosques and illegal aliens? Let’s get rid of all three.”

Pamela Geller: “This Is a Clash of Civilizations”

Through her blog Atlas Shrugs and a group she co-founded, Stop the Islamization of America, Geller has led the groundswell against the proposed mosque and community center in Lower Manhattan, which she describes as a Muslim “victory shrine” to the 9/11 attacks.

Imam Feisal Adbul Rauf and Daisy Khan: “We Are Simply People Caught in the Middle”

They are the co-founders of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, and until recently, were closely involved in the the project, during which the Imam came under attack as an extremist.

Who Is the Man Behind the Mosque?

During the peak of the controversy last summer over plans to build a mosque and community center in Lower Manhattan, you probably saw or heard of Imam Abdul Feisal Rauf, then the spiritual leader and public face of the project.

Proposed NYC Islamic Center to Open Temporary Space

Last year the debate over the plan to build a mosque and Islamic community center in lower Manhattan reached fever pitch.

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