Quietly, Another Mosque Operates In Shadow Of Ground Zero

July 26, 2010

Author: Nicole Neroulias

Source: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Wire Service: RNS


Barely visible among the high-rise apartment buildings and cocktail lounges, a battered steel door in Manhattan's trendy Tribeca neighborhood leads to a basement jammed with barefoot men praying on their lunch break. 

The makeshift mosque is a far cry from the 13-story proposed Cordoba House, the so-called planned "Ground Zero mosque" that's two blocks closer to the busy construction site where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood. 

And the leaders of Masjid Manhattan want to keep it that way.