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Judge dismisses ex-firefighter’s case against Ground Zero-area mosque

Judge dismisses ex-firefighter’s case against Ground Zero-area mosque

Sharif El-Gamal and Park51 rendering (building source: SOMA Architects) A Manhattan judge has dismissed a lawsuit by former New...

Park51 mosque quietly makes progress

Park51 mosque quietly makes progress

Nine months since it dominated headlines and incited rallies at Ground Zero, the Park51 Islamic Cultural Center in Lower Manhattan is quietly moving closer towards becoming a reality. NPR spoke with developer Sharif El-Gamal,...

Records shed light on politics of Park51

Records shed light on politics of Park51

From left: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sharif El-Gamal and a rendering of Park51E-mail records sought by opponents of the proposed Park51 Islamic community center and released last Thursday by City Hall show that members of...

Rumors about relocating Park51 mosque to St. Vincent’s are false, sources say

Rumors about relocating Park51 mosque to St. Vincent’s are false, sources say

King Abdullah and Park51 rendering King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was rumored to be looking into buying St. Vincent’s...

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Islamic Community Center clears major hurdle

45-47 Park Place (photo source: PropertyShark) The Landmarks Preservation Commission ruled today, as expected, against designating 45-47 Park Place...

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Islamic center planned near Ground Zero

At 45 Park Place, the former Burlington Coat Factory space destroyed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a Muslim group gathers for prayer every Friday afternoon. The gathering is a preliminary sign of the...

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