Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, delivers a speech during a Ramadan Iftar inside the Dubai School of Government

 
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, delivers a speech during a Ramadan Iftar inside the Dubai School of Government
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, delivers a speech during a Ramadan Iftar (break fast meal) inside the Dubai School of Government in Dubai August 31, 2010. New York voters contradicted themselves over a planned Islamic cultural center near the World Trade Center site, with majorities saying both that Muslims have the right to build one but that they should be forced to move it, a poll issued on Tuesday finds. The 13-story, $100 million cultural center, which will include a prayer room, was proposed by the Cordoba Initiative, led by a Kuwaiti-born Sufi Muslim imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, who the U.S. State Department has sent to Middle East as a goodwill ambassador. REUTERS /Mosab Omar (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)