October 3rd, 2010
08:31 PM ET

Police probe threats against NY Islamic center backers

The husband-and-wife team behind the planned Islamic center and mosque near New York's ground zero have received threats, a New York police spokesman said Sunday, hours after the wife said her life is under threat.

The threats "began several weeks ago," police spokesman Paul Browne told CNN "We were investigating them."

Browne would disclose no details of the threats made against Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf or his wife, Daisy Khan, or whether they were receiving any police protection.


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  1. Lilya

    and @ scottistheone ISLAM IS A RELIGION.
    it sounds really ridiculous when you say "islam is not a religion"
    like who are you and who gave you the right to claim that Islam is not a religion.
    get educated...all of you.

    October 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lilya

    and @ mark (above me) i really like your idea in your first paragraph.
    i think the Religious Center is an EXCELLENT idea!

    October 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ryan

    most people are worried about the "Islam Community Center" being built two blocks away from Ground Zero. I personally have no problem with it. The only part i do not agree with is the fact that the Islam developers won't agree to just move it. You have to look at it like this when the American Military bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII, we didn't go back and build a Christian Church right smack dab in the middle of the cities. Everyone needs to realize that the problem isn't the building itself but rather the fact that the Islamic people won't come to terms with the Christian people and the Conservatives to see about getting a compromise. Instead the Islamic people want to be a pain in the rear and cause all of this commotion when it doesn't need to be started. Now personally I take the building of anything near Ground Zero is a slap in the face. The only thing that should be near Ground Zero is Freedom Tower when it finally goes into development. Besides Everyone needs to realize that all of the Islamic People pushing for the "Religious Center" are not Birth Civilians. Every single one of them took the citizenship test. Now i have no problem with that but my 8 year old son can take that test and pass it. So who are they to tell the American People by birth what they can and cannot say. Everyone that is for this building should take a look at their own history. This country was founded on Christian beliefs not anything else. This Country was meant to be brought up as a Republic. Where the people run the country not some fat senator from wherever. But no the U.S.A. we all know now is too afraid of hurting anybodies feelings. Well i stand for what i believe in and nobody is going to take that away from me.

    October 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lilya

    okay, not all muslims that are for the building of this are from other countries.
    i was born and raised here, who are you to pint fingers to people who werent born and raised here.
    dont we all have the same rights?
    so whay difference does it make whether people are from america or not?
    thats just stupid.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
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