By MAGGIE HABERMAN
9/7/10 11:41 PM EDT Updated: 9/8/10 9:20 AM EDT
In his first words in weeks about the controversy surrounding his planned mosque and Islamic center near ground zero in weeks, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the project's religious anchor, said he's moving ahead with building two blocks north of the site of the devastation in lower Manhattan.
Rauf made the comments in a New York Times op-ed piece that went online late Tuesday night, the first time he's said what his intentions are since the debate went national in the wake of a speech by President Obama and since offers to find a new location were made by New York Gov. David Paterson.
Well said, Lifo.
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Five Factors of Islamic Cordoba initiative
1. Push the Islamic agenda through foreign policy
2. Push the Islamic agenda through communications
3. Push the Islamic agenda through the educational systems in America
4. Bring to the forefront Intra-Islamic issues
5. Influence America's arts and culture centers
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To quote GB, " we have to be the better people." It applies to every non self -defense situation, everyday- It's what real adults are asked to do, and it's how my Christian Church encourages its congregation to respond. This is not a self defense situation, no matter how many try to color/paint/define/ it that way.
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