The construction of a mosque near Ground Zero

NEW YORK — The Sept. 11, 2001, attack killed 2,752 people downtown and doomed the five-story building at 45 Park Place, two blocks north of the World Trade Center, keeping it abandoned for eight years. Cordoba House project calls for a 15-story community center including a mosque, performance art center, gym, swimming pool and other public spaces.

The project is a collaboration between the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative, both of which work to improve relations with followers of the religion.

According to the New York Time, a new Islamic mosque will open its doors just steps from Ground Zero where Muslim terrorists murdered 2,751 people in the name of Allah on Sept. 11, 2001 – and its leading imam, who conducts  sensitivity training sessions for the FBI, has reportedly blamed Christians for starting mass attacks on civilians.

Now Muslim worshippers currently occupy the building, and they plan to turn it into a major Islamic cultural center. Critics say it’s not so much the mosque itself they find objectionable, but the location.

Eight and a half years after September 11, 2001, people still come to pay their respects and remember the nearly 3,000 lives that were lost when radical Muslims flew two hijacked American airliners into the World Trade Center towers. It was the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil.  For  more go to :


One Response to The construction of a mosque near Ground Zero

  1. educlaytion says:

    Interesting. I just wrote about this mosque and have been trying to figure out what the average person thinks about this controversy and groundbreaking on Sept. 11 2011!

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