Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CoG member Margot Adler on the Islamic Center near Ground Zero

CoG member and NPR reporter, Margot Adler  has an interesting story titled - Islamic Center Near Ground Zero Sparks Anger over at the NPR site.  It is available there in both in audio and written form.
"A proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from the site of the destroyed World Trade Center has become a flash point of controversy.

The plan for Cordoba House has been in the works for a number of years. It is to be built on the site of the old Burlington Coat Factory store on Park Place, just about two blocks from ground zero.

The Islamic center is supported by most politicians in Manhattan and by religious leaders of many faiths. It is opposed by some Sept. 11 families, by conservative politicians, bloggers and Tea Party activists."  ...(Cont.)...