The Keizerstraat mosque at dusk

The Keizerstraat mosque at dusk

Organizers of a planned Islamic center near Ground Zero say they want to repair the breach caused by the nine-eleven terrorist attacks. Opponents consider the location insensitive. Leaders of different religions discuss attitudes toward Islam in America.

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  • Akbar Ahmed chair of Islamic studies at American University, the first Distinguished Chair of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy, and former Pakistani high commissioner to the U.K. His latest book is "Journey into America."
  • The Rt. Rev. John Chane Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington
  • Rabbi Bruce Lustig Senior Rabbi of the Washington Hebrew Congregation
  • Dan Senor Former Bush Administration foreign policy advisor, based in Iraq (2003, 2004) Currently founding partner of Rosemont Capital, a global private equity firm; and Fox News Middle East Analyst
  • Barry Lynn executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and author of "Piety & Politics" (Harmony Books)

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