AP) A proposed Islamic community center near ground zero will include separate prayer spaces for Muslims, Christians, Jews and people of other faiths, the imam behind plans for the facility wrote in an opinion piece published online Tuesday.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf wrote in The New York Times that the attention surrounding the plans for the $100 million community center just blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks "reflects the degree to which people care about the very American values under debate: recognition of the rights of others, tolerance and freedom of worship."
I remember someone asking this....
Answer by musichollie at 10:10 PM on Sep. 8, 2010
find it interesting how they pick and choose which parts of their Book they want to follow
Like Christians and the bible. There are a lot of quotes in the bible that no sane person would follow in modern day society. Why can you believe that is normal, but you have a hard time excepting the same of Muslims and the Koran. That is a bit hypocritical.
Answer by mommom2000 at 4:01 PM on Sep. 8, 2010
Sounds like the faith group that is building on that site, blocks from GZ are taking GBs words to heart- "being the bigger person"; extending the olive branch. Will the response be positive or negative? What would Jesus and GB suggest?
Answer by Sisteract at 4:26 PM on Sep. 8, 2010
Considering there is no shortage of synagogues or churches in Manhattan, I cannot fathom WHY a Christian or Jewish group would consider renting/using meeting room space for prayer or meetings?!
This "olive branch" is just plain laughable.
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:33 PM on Sep. 8, 2010
Answer by stacymomof2 at 2:21 PM on Sep. 8, 2010
Answer by 29again at 3:20 PM on Sep. 8, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:24 PM on Sep. 8, 2010
Next question overall
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