NYC community board OKs ground zero mosque plans

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 26, 2010 08:12

NEW YORK— After hours of contentious public comment, a New York City community board voted late Tuesday to support a plan to build a mosque and cultural center near ground zero.

"It's a seed of peace," board member Rob Townley said. "We believe that this is a significant step in the Muslim community to counteract the hate and fanaticism in the minority of the community."


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