Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, addresses the Council on Foreign Relations, Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, in New York. Imam Rauf is now in the midst of a polarizing political, religious and cultural debate over his plans for a multistory Islamic center that will feature a mosque, health club and theater about two blocks north of ground zero in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Photo by: Craig Ruttle

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, addresses the Council on Foreign Relations, Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, in New York. Imam Rauf is now in the midst of a polarizing political, religious and cultural debate over his plans for a multistory Islamic center that will feature a mosque, health club and theater about two blocks north of ground zero in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)