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Ground Zero Imam Champions Church-State Separation 11 August , 2011

WASHINGTON — The imam who has faced resistance for plans to build an Islamic community center near Ground Zero said Tuesday (March 1) that pro-democracy movements across the Arab world need to be open to all faiths.

“Government’s coercive powers should not be used against one religion,” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said at a panel on “Religion in American Politics and Society” hosted by Georgetown University.

Rauf spoke alongside Asma Uddin, the founder and editor-in-chief of the Islamic gender issues website altmuslimah.com, and Ed Husain, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

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Announcing Religious Freedom USA 3 August , 2010

We are happy to announce the launch of a new initiative called Religious Freedom USA.  RFUSA is a campaign to protect the heritage of religious freedom in America.  Namely, we are address the mounting concerns around Park51, the proposed Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan.  See the story in the Huffington Post, and please be sure to sign the petition.  We are looking for people to make videos of support, and aiming to get campus groups involved.  Please contact us for more information.

 

 
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