The groupe behind the 13-storey cultural-civic-sports centre (with a prayer room or "mosque" ON one floor) have been active in lower Manhattan for 27 years. There is already a mosque in the building that will be torn down to make room for the new building. the new center was inspired by Christian YMCAs and Jewish YMHAs in New York. The center will be for all New Yorkers and its Board of Directors has Muslim, Jewish and Christian members. The property is not even within sight of "ground zero". Strangely, the protestors have not protested over the fact that there is a mosque inside the Pentagon (the U.S. government's military headquarters in Washington). That mosque is not two blocks away from a terrorist target. It is inside one of the buildings that was hit by a terrorist airplane on 9/11.
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from the article: A mosque in the Temple