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    Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    The Associated Press: Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    By JENNIFER PELTZ (AP) – 45 minutes ago

    NEW YORK — The imam leading the effort to build an Islamic center and mosque near the World Trade Center site said Monday that a resolution to the raging debate over its location is being examined.

    "We are exploring all options as we speak right now, and we are working to what will be a solution, God willing, that will resolve this crisis, defuse it and not create any unforeseen or untoward circumstances that we do not want to see happen," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said during a question-and-answer session following a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations.

    He did not elaborate on whether the options included moving the center from a site two blocks from ground zero.

    But in response to a later question, Rauf said the proposed location, while controversial, was important.

    "We need a platform where the voice of moderate Muslims can be amplified. ... This is an opportunity that we must capitalize on so the voice of moderate Muslims will have a megaphone," he said.

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    Re: Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    I'm not sure why this thing is still in the headlines. It's fairly clear that the project is never going to happen - not because of any political opposition, but because the guy never actually had a viable plan for going forward. The building location was picked out by some dumb kid, the owner doesn't seem to care what happens to it, and the Imam is about $99,990,000 short of his $100,000,000 construction budget.
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    Re: Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I'm not sure why this thing is still in the headlines. It's fairly clear that the project is never going to happen - not because of any political opposition, but because the guy never actually had a viable plan for going forward. The building location was picked out by some dumb kid, the owner doesn't seem to care what happens to it, and the Imam is about $99,990,000 short of his $100,000,000 construction budget.
    The reason is easy. Because it involves Muslims and 9/11.

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    Re: Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    The Associated Press: Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    By JENNIFER PELTZ (AP) – 45 minutes ago

    NEW YORK — The imam leading the effort to build an Islamic center and mosque near the World Trade Center site said Monday that a resolution to the raging debate over its location is being examined.

    "We are exploring all options as we speak right now, and we are working to what will be a solution, God willing, that will resolve this crisis, defuse it and not create any unforeseen or untoward circumstances that we do not want to see happen," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said during a question-and-answer session following a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations.

    He did not elaborate on whether the options included moving the center from a site two blocks from ground zero.

    But in response to a later question, Rauf said the proposed location, while controversial, was important.

    "We need a platform where the voice of moderate Muslims can be amplified. ... This is an opportunity that we must capitalize on so the voice of moderate Muslims will have a megaphone," he said.
    Why? why there?


    Why is it important?


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    Re: Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    I agree with the Imam that this debate about the Islamic Center has been hijacked. People have spread controversy and suspicion about the Imam himself, the reasons behind the location, the intentions of the Imam, his personal beliefs, what will be taught in the center, the people funding of the project, and more.

    This debate is being flooded with conspiracies and assumptions.
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    Re: Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    I agree with the Imam that this debate about the Islamic Center has been hijacked. People have spread controversy and suspicion about the Imam himself, the reasons behind the location, the intentions of the Imam, his personal beliefs, what will be taught in the center, the people funding of the project, and more.

    This debate is being flooded with conspiracies and assumptions.

    Did you hear that the name Cordoba initiative is back?


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    Re: Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    He did not elaborate on whether the options included moving the center from a site two blocks from ground zero.

    But in response to a later question, Rauf said the proposed location, while controversial, was important.

    "We need a platform where the voice of moderate Muslims can be amplified. ... This is an opportunity that we must capitalize on so the voice of moderate Muslims will have a megaphone," he said.
    Now that's what I call a cat marking the new occupied territory! AND IT STINKS!

    What's the point in having a dialogue when the main topic would likely be out of bounds or at least impossible to discuss?



    PR? Defiance?

    Or perhaps a bit of good old TAQUIYYA,
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    Re: Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Did you hear that the name Cordoba initiative is back?


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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/ny...nter.html?_r=1
    The Cordoba House was supposed to be a monument to religious tolerance, an homage to the city in Spain where Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together centuries ago in the midst of religious foment.
    By the way the Cordoba INITIATIVE never changed it's name... so I'm assuming you're saying "Cordoba HOUSE" is back. Can you supply an article for us? Gracias
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    Re: Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/ny...nter.html?_r=1


    By the way the Cordoba INITIATIVE never changed it's name... so I'm assuming you're saying "Cordoba HOUSE" is back. Can you supply an article for us? Gracias
    Sorry, I didn't read it in an article, I heard it on a discussion show on NPR over the weekend. One guest was saying to the other that they had decided to drop the "Park 51" moniker and start calling it by its true name, "Cordoba house"...This I think would be yet another slap in the face from the Imam that has in the past week threatened, and insulted American's enough.


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    Re: Imam says resolution to NYC mosque debate in works

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I'm not sure why this thing is still in the headlines. It's fairly clear that the project is never going to happen - not because of any political opposition, but because the guy never actually had a viable plan for going forward. The building location was picked out by some dumb kid, the owner doesn't seem to care what happens to it, and the Imam is about $99,990,000 short of his $100,000,000 construction budget.
    My guess is that that will be part of the 'resolution'...a little offer of funding.

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