Islamic center near ground zero – The religious leader behind plans to build an Islamic center and mosque a few blocks from New York's ground zero said Wednesday night that America's national security depends on how it handles the controversy.
"If we move from that location, the story will be the radicals have taken over the discourse," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf told CNN's Soledad O'Brien on "Larry King Live." CNN is asking for your take on the interview, trying to learn more about the man behind the Islamic center and looking at how media around the world reacted to the interview.
Florida church's plans to burn Qurans – President Obama on Thursday said a Florida church's plans to burn dozens of Qurans this weekend would be a "recruitment bonanza" for al Qaeda. Obama said he hoped the pastor, the Rev. Terry Jones, understands that the planned burning is a "destructive act" that may have a dangerous fallout.
In response, an Islamic group said it has plans to give away Qurans. CNN also will take a look at how Muslims are reacting to the burning plan.
U.S. forces board pirate-captured vessel – U.S. Marines boarded and seized control Thursday of a German-owned vessel that pirates had captured earlier off the Somalia coast, the U.S. Fifth Fleet said.
It's the first time U.S. military forces off Somalia have staged an action to board a commercial vessel in which pirates were on board with hostages, said a U.S. Navy spokesman, who was not authorized to speak publicly but had direct knowledge of the incident.