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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-10 03:36 PM
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Muslim leaders to abandon plans for Ground Zero community center
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Source: Ha'aretz

After weeks of heated debate over plans for an Islamic community center near Ground Zero - the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York - it seems Muslim leaders will soon back down, agreeing to move to a new site.

The decision follows a high-profile campaign against the project that included advertisements on New York buses showing images of the burning Twin Towers, an iconic landmark razed when al-Qaida terrorists flew packed passenger planes into them in 2001. The New York Republican party is also said to be planning a hostile television campaign.

Sources in New York said on Monday that Muslim religious and business leaders will announce plans to abandon the project in the next few days.

Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/news/international/muslim-leader...



Anyone seen this reported anywhere else?
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