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It will strive to promote inter-community peace, tolerance and understanding locally in New York City, nationally in America, and globally,"  and have stated that it is modeled on the noted Manhattan Jewish Community Centerthe 92nd Street Y. The project was originally called Cordoba House, then renamed Park51, in reference to the street address on Park Place.
The opposition to Park51 believes that Islam builds mosques on "conquered territory" as symbols of "territory" and "conquest". Badgerwas originally constructed for a shipping firm of a prominent New York shipping magnate.
The pending applications included 45—47 Park Place. At least two mosques existed near the World Trade Center,    and several designated Muslim prayer rooms existed within the World Trade Center buildings. During the September 11 attacks, the then-five-story building at 45—47 Park Place, between West Broadway and Church Streetwas severely damaged.
The plane parts destroyed three floor beams, and severely compromised the building's internal structure.
It was later discovered during an interior assessment. Initially officials thought it was part of the landing gear but Boeing confirmed it was the trailing edge flap actuation support structure of an airplane flap from a Boeingthe type of jet which hit both towers.
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A photograph of the piece initially showed a rope around it. Police said the rope was used by an officer who lassoed it to see the identification number. Boeing could not say which specific plane it was from.
It lay abandoned until its purchase in July The plan was to build the facility on the site of the two buildings, as the lease for 49—51 Park Place was expire in The two buildings were connected internally, with common walls having been taken down.
El-Gamal informed Con Ed in February that he wanted to exercise his purchase option on the lease. We insist on calling it a prayer space and not a mosque, because you can use a prayer space for activities apart from prayer. You can't stop anyone who is a Muslim despite his religious ideology from entering the mosque and staying there.
With a prayer space, we can control who gets to use it. A center will show that Muslims will be part of rebuilding Lower Manhattan. The board's chairwoman, Julie Meninsupported deletion of references to the building as a mosque and interfaith center that were in an earlier draft of the resolution, saying: I believe it's not the purview of a city agency to be weighing in on the siting of any religious institution, be it a mosque, synagogue, or church.
Some of the speakers supporting the project were Muslims who lost family members in the attacks, and were booed by protesters.
On August 3,it voted 9—0 against granting landmark status and historic protection to the building. That cleared the way for it to be demolished, and the new Cordoba House to be built in its place.
Feinman of the New York State Supreme Court dismissed Brown's case, writing that the firefighter was "an individual with a strong interest in preservation of the building", but added that he lacked any special legal standing regarding its fate. Adam Leitman Baileythe lawyer who represented the Islamic center's developer pro bonocalled the decision "a victory for America" and said, "Despite the tempest of religious hatred, the judge flexed our Constitution's muscles enforcing the very bedrock of our democracy.
He hired French architect Jean Nouvel. Instead, a three-story Islamic museum with a prayer space and condos would be built at Park Place, which at the time was the location of a Con Edison building. Con Edison sold the buildings at Park Place building. If they're foreign governments, we ought to know about it.
If they're radical organizations, we ought to know about it. Zuhdi JasserPresident of the American Islamic Forum for Democracycalled for transparency in the funding of the project, suggesting foreign sources could imply an ulterior agenda.
Jasser's demand by saying that it was "absurd" to assume that overseas funding must necessarily involve extremism. He also said that it would be acceptable to demand mosques to be transparent about funding if the same was also demanded of a Catholic church or a Jewish temple.
Do you really want every time they pass the basket in your church, and you throw a buck in, they run over and say, ' Where did you get this money? You have got to go to Rome and start asking where the money is going into Rome.
And you have to go to the Mormons and ask them, well, what are they doing with their money? They further explore the funding of the project's opponents.
My life has been devoted to peacemaking. According to Evan Kohlmann, the senior partner in the New York-based security firm Flashpoint Global Partners, "[t]he reaction is, at least on the part of extremists, fairly gleeful — that America is playing into our hands, that America is revealing its ugly face, and that even if it doesn't further radicalize people in the Middle East, there's no doubt that it will radicalize a kind of a key constituency that al-Qaida and other extremists are seeking to covet [ sic ], seeking to court, which is the small number of homegrown extremists here in the United States".
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