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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
The chairman of the controversial Cordoba House Initiative in New York in conversation with Sami Zeidan.
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2010 11:32 GMT

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is the founder of the Cordoba Initiative which is currently seeking to build a cultural center just two blocks away from what is know as 'ground zero' in New York City. Many people in the US oppose the so-called 'ground zero mosque'.

He talks to al Jazeera's Sami Zeidan about the controversial project, 9/11 and the media, Muslims in the US, building bridges, allegations that he supports terrorism, US foreign policy, and the recent Quran burning.

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