Ground Zero Islamic Center

Which religious groups are most opposed to the "Ground Zero" Islamic Center? Hint: Not the Jews

American Jews are the group most opposed to the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero in Manhattan, right?

JCC Leader Stepping Up Support For Rauf

JCC in Manhattan’s Rabbi Joy Levitt calls on other centers in Jewish, Christian communities to back imam’s project.

08/24/2010

The head of the JCC in Manhattan reiterated on national television Sunday that she is advising the effort to build an Islamic cultural center two blocks from Ground Zero. And she went a step further.

JCC in Manhattan Executive Director Rabbi Joy Levitt: Appeared with Daisy Khan in TV interview Sunday.

The Anti-Defamation League faces widespread criticism for its opposition to an Islamic center near Ground Zero. The ADL was:

In Wake Of ADL, Jewish Groups Back Ground Zero Mosque

After ADL’s call to build mosque elsewhere, AJC, JCRC support project, with reservations.

08/03/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

The controversial Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero cleared a significant hurdle Tuesday when the city Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously declined to protect the 152-year-old building site on historic grounds.

But the Anti-Defamation League’s call for the center to be built elsewhere has touched off a controversy of its own, prompting criticism that the civil rights group is siding with bigotry and setting it apart from much of the organized Jewish community.

The former Burlington Coat Factory building on Park Place, future site of a proposed Islamic cultural center.
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