So, apparently, the developers of the Park51 project have decided to ask for Federal funds. What’s Park51, you ask? It’s the official name for what Conservatives call the Ground Zero Mosque in New York City,...
An apparent piece of landing gear from one of the Boeing planes used in the 9/11 attacks was found behind the site of the proposed Ground Zero mosque. According to the New York Post, surveyors hired by the owner of the 51 Park Place building made the discovery while working on the property. Show More Summary
The landing gear discovered behind ‘Ground Zero’ Mosque site: NYPD Photo I heard about it on the 10 o’clock news the other night and read about again this morning in the OC Register newspaper. Land surveyors working on new construction found landing gear from one of the 9/11 planes wedged between the buildings at 51 [...]
Looks like some hard feelings never go away. Departing The View co-host Joy Behar called Fox News host Bill O'Reilly a "joke" while recounting her famous 2010 set walk-off during a debate with him over the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque."
Pamela Geller, most famous for fighting what she called the “ground zero mosque” in New York, bought ads on the sides of 10 San Francisco buses that feature hateful quotes from Osama bin Laden, accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan and...Show More Summary
Democracy Broadcasting has published original video news stories regarding Imam Feisel Rauf's Ground Zero Mosque project over it's history 9/11 first-responder's awe - and shock upon return to Ground Zero site On eve of Obama's Ground Zero victory appearance, protestors in L.A. Show More Summary
The former imam of the planned mosque faulted for being in the area of Ground Zero took donations given to Islamic non-profits and spent it on expensive trips with a New Jersey mistress, a lawsuit claims. The married Feisal Abdul Rauf...Show More Summary
Ground Zero Mosque Founder Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is being sued for allegedly using $3 million worth of mosque donations for personal expenditures. Those expenditures are said to have included "lavish trips, luxury sports cars, and personal...Show More Summary
This latent controversy hasn't attracted much attention for the last few years, but new allegations against the Park 51 Islamic community...
The former imam for the much-maligned mosque near Ground Zero embezzled millions of dollars from his charity, a $25 million lawsuit alleges. Feisal Abdul Rauf, ousted two years ago from the mosque, used the money to fund a luxury lifestyle, including gifts and support for a woman outside his marriage,...
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who formerly was the leader of the group seeking to build controversial Ground Zero mosque near the World Trade Center, is alleged in a lawsuit of stealing donations to fund his lavish lifestyle. According to the New York Post, “Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf treated his Cordoba Initiative and Shariah Index Project, [...]Show More Summary
The founder of the controversial Ground Zero Mosque allegedly spent more than $3 million that had been donated to charity to fund a first-class lifestyle that involved 'lavish trips, luxury sports cars and personal real estate.'ImamShow More Summary
Interfaith spiritual community Sanctuary NYC will screen Building Babel, which follows a year in the life of Sharif El-Gamal, the developer behind New York's Park51, sometimes referred to by opponents as the "Ground Zero Mosque."
It’s not difficult to find examples of the Tea Party’s Islamophobia problem: there was Tea Party Express Chairman Mark Williams who stated that the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” was meant for “worship of the terrorists’ monkey-god,” the Phoenix Tea Party leader who said that “anyone that is a Muslim is a threat to this country,” [...]
This was a case of a defeated side declaring victory and getting out, a la Vietnam.
Hamed Aleaziz at Think Progress has the details.
When opposition to constructing the Ground Zero Mosque was blunted by promises that its builders would construct Park51 Cultural Center instead, protesters were finally shamed into silence (or ignored) and the construction began. Now,...Show More Summary
Fox News is again trying to drum up “controversy” around the Park51 Islamic community center in Manhattan. Fox Nation re-published a New York Post article claiming that “community programs” no longer exist at Park51, just Muslims praying. From there, Fox and Friends discussed the latest “development” on Park51. “It’s all pray and no play,” host [...]
Andrew J. Bacevich writes at Tomdispatch.com: First came the hullaballoo over the “Mosque at Ground Zero.” Then there was Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida, grabbing headlines as he promoted “International Burn-a-Koran Day.” Most recently, we have an American posting a slanderous anti-Muslim video on the Internet with all the ensuing turmoil. Throughout, the official [...]