From both sides, tempers flare in Manhattan

In July, New Yorkers protested with signs near the proposed Islamic-themed community center and mosque and, weeks later, spoke out against the possible construction during a Landmarks Commission hearing.

Developer Sharif El-Gamal, right, speaks to reporters during a Landmarks Commission hearing on proposal to build a mosque near the World Trade Center site, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Developer Sharif El-Gamal, right, speaks to reporters during a Landmarks Commission hearing on proposal to build a mosque near the World Trade Center site, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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