The project is causing a stir among the victims of those terrorist attacks
Any "Cordoba House" next to Ground Zero?
AP / FRANCISCO DE ANDRES | MADRID
The proposed construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York, on a site damaged by the attacks of 11-S, is causing a stir among the victims of those terrorist attacks. According to CNN, of the macro-storey building to house thirteen mosque and Muslim cultural center- has obtained the first approval by the Community Board of Lower Manhattan.
The center would be called “Cordoba House“, and is financially backed by two Muslim organizations, the “American Society for Muslim Advancement” and “Cordoba Initiative“. Construction completed in three to five years, and rise in the field of “Burlington Coat Factory”, an old building slightly damaged during attacks by Al Qaeda on 11 September 2001. Construction completed in three to five years.
Proponents of the initiative claim that the mosque construction near Ground Zero to help facilitate dialogue between the West and Islam. “Also serve as a platform to expand the voice of the silent majority of Muslims, that have nothing to do with extremist ideologies”, He said the executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, Daisy Khan.
But many victims of 11-S have been the outcry by the siting, and ask “respect for their dead relatives”. Barry Zelman, who lost a brother in the attacks, recalled that these were committed “in the name of Islam” and described as “sacrilege” build a mosque “in the sacred place where these people died”.