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'Ground Zero' Mosque Imam Regrets Picking Controversial Spot, But Doesn't Want To Move (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 9th 2010 9:55AM
Feisal Abdul Rauf, Imam of the mosque which is planned for two blocks away from ground zero, was on 'Larry King Live' (weekdays, 9 PM ET on CNN) and answered questions about the controversial project.

Guest host Soledad O'Brien brought up the fact that many American Muslims now think his building of the mosque has made it "more dangerous" for them.

"There is no doubt that this has become such a situation," Abdul Rauf agreed. "And I am deeply sensitive to that, and very concerned about that. And had I known this would have happened we certainly would never have done this."

"So why is it hard to back up and say and now that we've done it, let's undo it," O'Brien wondered. "(And) pick another spot that is offered?" Abdul Rauf answered that if he moved the mosque now, it would mean the "radicals" on "both sides" would be allowed to "shape the discourse."

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It is heartening to learn that the leader has regrets over the upset his decision has caused.
I still maintain if the whole area was devoted to worship of every type(churches, synagogues, temples of different worship etc.), having a mosque in the area would be less offensive and more community supported.

September 09 2010 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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