Islamic Center Near Ground Zero Has New Imam

January 14, 2011

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

Long-simmering tensions between co-founders of the proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero led to a parting of the ways on Friday that sharply reduced the role of one: the imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, long the project’s public face.


Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will remain on the board of a planned Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero, but his role in the project was reduced.