The American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) and The Cordoba Initiative (CI) intend to build a 13-story mosque and community center named Park51 two blocks from Ground Zero, the location of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. According to the Wall Street Journal, ASMA’s executive director Daisy Khan said the symbolism of the site added to the appeal of the property. “We decided we wanted to look at the legacy of 9/11 and do something positive…[and] reverse the trend of extremism and the kind of ideology that the extremists are spreading.”

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