Ground Zero Victory Mosque Imam steps down
Posted by avideditor on January 14, 2011
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan had become the public faces of the project, which they described as a cultural center open to everyone, as opposition to the project swelled last year from critics who said its location was insensitive. The proposed 13-story, $100 million center called Park51 could be years away from completion. It would be two blocks from “Ground Zero,” where the September 11, 2001, hijacked plane attacks toppled the Twin Towers killing nearly 3,000.
“Imam Feisal and Daisy Khan will not be speaking on behalf of Park51, nor will they be raising funds for the project,” Park51 said in a statement.
Rauf will remain on the center’s board of directors, it said.
Rauf has embarked on a U.S. speaking tour in which he intends to correct what he considers misperceptions about his aims and about Muslims in general.