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Opposition Builds to 9/11 Mosque
by Audrey Hudson
A Muslim couple say they want to "change the narrative" of the September 11 terrorist attacks by building a mosque to tower over 45 Park Avenue, just 600 feet from where the World Trade Center once stood.
But opponents of the project say the location is not an appropriate site and question the motives of the couple as well as those who would donate money for the $100 million project to construct the Islamic cultural center.
"We decided we wanted to look at the legacy of 9/11 and do something positive," Daisy Kahn, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
Kahn said the group, founded with her husband Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, represents moderate Muslims who want "to reverse the trend of extremism and the kind of ideology that the extremists are spreading."
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