Posted by | September 2, 2010 09:49 | Filed under: Top Stories

Majlis Ash-Shura of Metropolitan New York, an Islamic leadership council, is facing opposition to a lower Manhattan Islamic cultural center head-on.

“We support the right of our Muslim brothers who wish to build that center there,” said Imam Al Amin Abdul Latif, president of the Majlis Ash-Shura. “However, the bigger issue and the broader issue is the issue of ethnic and religious hatred being spread by groups trying to stop the building of mosques and Islamic institutions across the country.”

“We declare unethical, insensitive and inhumane, the notion that our co-religionists are not entitled to the respect of a place of worship according to their faith, near the location where men and women of our religion worked, lived and died — just like other people,” the group’s statement said in part.

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