Cleric building an Islamic centre near Ground Zero kicks off a charm offensive to promote coexistence and tolerance.
Work has begun on the first mosque in the US state of Alaska.
For years, the Muslim community of America’s largest state simply did not have the cash to build one.
But with a rise in the number of refugees in Alaska, religious leaders are hoping more donations will make it a reality.
Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney reports from Anchorage.