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09.21.10 Bucky Turco

Scattered around the city and within blocks of the WTC site are starkly designed posters that encourage the public to weigh in on the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ – ‘Islamic Community Center’ debate that has died down considerably since 9/11, but is ready to flare back up at a moment’s notice. […]

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09.11.10 Bucky Turco

There’s no denying the effects that months of emotionally charged rhetoric has done to make this September 11th even more painful and circus-like than ever. (Photo: ANIMALNewYork) […]

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Bucky Turco

After a mostly quiet morning protest-wise, things quickly heated up blocks from the World Trade center site. A man who refused to give his name, burned and tore out some pages from a Koran at the corner of Park Place and Church Street. UPDATE: Videos added below. […]

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09.08.10 Bucky Turco

As we approach the ninth anniversary of 9/11 and it becomes apparent that Ground Zero is still a gaping hole with some minor progress, workers began installing one of two steel tridents salvaged from then ruins of the World Trade Center. The columns will mark the entrance of the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum […]

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08.26.10 Bucky Turco

Earlier this week, the Times mentioned how, in the wake of the mosque controversy, Ground Zero’s boundary has become what somewhat “elastic” and for many, expands beyond the 16-acre site. And now, the Associated Press is confirming it: “9/11 family members and others say the name transcends that boundary and can include all of lower […]

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08.24.10 Bucky Turco

Many opponents of an Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan say it’s way too close to the hallowed ground surrounding the WTC site and so the New York Times’ Clyde Haberman explores just how far that “elastic” boundary extends. He also notes how two blocks can mean a world of difference in Manhattan. Of course, […]

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08.18.10 Bucky Turco

Instead of protesting the fact that there’s still nothing substantial built at the World Trade Center site, right wing fear monger Pamela Geller will continue to focus her hatred on the so called “Ground Zero Mosque” a few blocks away and has chosen the 9th anniversary of the September 11th attacks to hold the rally. […]

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08.16.10 Bucky Turco

Many of the people opposed to an Islamic center blocks from Ground Zero argue that it would violate the sanctity of the site, but how about porn shops? The Daily News scoured the area and found peep shows, pizza joints, bars, liquor stores and “17 separate salons where a girl can get her lady parts […]

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08.11.10 Bucky Turco

Last night, the Daily Show nicely summed up the hysteria swirling around a proposed Islamic center in NYC. Apparently, there no distance from Ground Zero that is acceptable. […]

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08.09.10 Bucky Turco

Now that the GOP has turned a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero into a political football, gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio is the latest Republican to run with it, making this misleading promise should he win: “As governor I will appoint commissioners…who, like me, oppose this group’s plan to build a mosque at Ground Zero.” […]

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