Imam Talks Compromise on Islamic Center

September 13, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

The imam working on the planned Muslim community center near ground zero said Monday he was open to all options to resolve the fierce dispute surrounding it, while possibly provoking the project’s opponents by declaring that the site, two blocks from the former World Trade Center, was not “hallowed ground.”


Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in Manhattan, the imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, did not say he would be willing to move the center, the location of which opponents describe as insensitive to the memory of those killed by radical Islamists on 9/11. But he vowed to find a way out of the current impasse over its appropriateness.