Your editorial “A Mosque Near Ground Zero” (July 30) supporting the mosque curiously states some reasons why the center should NOT be built at that site. You wrote that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the leader behind the center “has not spoken out against terror groups like Hamas.” He has said that “the United States must acknowledge the harm they have done to Muslims before terrorism can end.” Do you believe that?
It is alleged that financing for the center is coming from extremist organizations. You said that the imam “refuses to disclose the financing of the center.” You state that critics charge that he “has associated with some more radical elements of the Muslim community in the U.S.” Have you investigated this? Please retract your endorsement of this affront to the victims of 9/11.