The planned centre and mosque to be called Cordoba House is a project of Cordoba Initiative, run by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who along with his wife, Daisy Khan, have created a number of projects and initiatives post September 11th.
The mosque project has caused much negative reaction: TV adverts were rejected, Sarah Palin, some 9/11 victims families and the influential ADL have called for the centre not to be built on the site. However New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg; other 9/11 victims families and civil liberties groups have said the mosque should go ahead as a matter of principle.
What do you think? Is it insensitive and tasteless of the Cordoba Initiative to attempt to build the mosque so close to Ground Zero? Or should principle win out, for no one behind the mosque project sanctions in any way the horrors of 9/11? Can the mosque be a place for healing as its planners suggest, or is it a wound in the flesh of so much sorrow?