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Mosque fight heats up at landmarks hearing

<p>Opponents of a plan to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, attended a raucous Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing, yesterday hoping to block it.</p>

Opponents of a plan to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, attended a raucous Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing, yesterday hoping to block it.


If 45 Park Place gets landmark status, a Muslim group will be unable to build Cordoba House, a 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center at the site.


Dozens spoke against the mosque, including Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio, who demanded to know who is paying for the $100 million mosque. Some held signs accusing the mosque of ties to radical Islam.


Others argued the building should be preserved because part of the hijacked airplanes, crashed through its roof on 9/11. The commission will vote on the building later this summer.

 
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