The developer of an Islamic cultural center near ground zero says the "biggest mistake" on the project was not involving the families of Sept. 11 victims from the start.
A rare tortoise has disappeared from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, and authorities think he may have been stolen.
The organization planning to build an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center said the imam who has been the public face of the project, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, will be playing a reduced role in the facility.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, in an effort to quiet criticism of Muslims in the U.S., is quietly looking into moving the ground zero mosque to a less controversial Manhattan location, according to news reports Sunday.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf saw his plans for an Islamic center near ground zero derided as a victory mosque for terrorists, exploited as campaign fodder and used as a bargaining chip by a Florida pastor who vowed to burn the Koran.
The wife of a Muslim imam planning a mosque near ground zero said Sunday that she and her husband have received death threats.
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A New York Times reporter, who has co-authored several fawning articles on the Ground Zero mosque, previously attended a media training program run by the mosque's organizer.
While public attention was diverted by whether or not Florida pastor Terry Jones and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf had reached a compromise, a report critical to our national security went virtually unnoticed. Mr. Jones, under some pressure from most of the civilized world, offered to withdraw his threat to immolate a stack of Korans in exchange for Mr. Rauf's relocation of Park 51 - the planned mosque complex he proposes to tower over the World Trade Center site. Understandably, the press preferred to cover the spectacle between Mr. Jones and Mr. Rauf, especially as it played out on live television like a bizarre parody of "Let's Make a Deal."